KEY TO SOLDIER DATA TABLE HEADINGS:
· Name: Full Soldier Name—last name first for enlisted and first name first for officers. Also includes a hyperlink to wartime image, if available.
· Rank: Soldier’s Rank listed for Commissioned (Leiut. through Col.) and Non-Commissioned Officers (Sergeants, Corporals, and Musicians). No rank for enlisted soldiers (Privates)
· Co: Soldier’s Company
· Age at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment/Mustering in. This age was important in finding grave information to narrow down list of names, or find soldiers based on other limited information.
· Complexion (at enlistment): Dark, Fair, Light, Sandy, Florid, Ruddy, and Muddy. Gives the researcher a sense of skin type. This information was collected for some companies but not others.
· Height (at enlistment): Soldier Height in feet and inches at muster-in. Average height back then was several inches shorter than today’s men.
· Eyes (at enlistment): Soldier eye color at muster-in. Black, Dark, Brown, Blue, Gray, and Hazel. . Gives the researcher a sense of eye color. This information was collected for some companies but not others.
· Hair (at enlistment): Soldier hair color at muster-in. Black, Dark, Brown, Light, Sandy, Red, and Auburn. Gives the researcher a sense of hair color. This information was collected for some companies but not others.
· Occupation: Soldier’s pre-war occupation. Often this was the post-war occupation too, but not always—an interesting assortment.
· Family from: Based on where the soldier was born or what county the soldier mustered in from. Most of the soldiers were from Washington (A), Lawrence (B, E, F, H, I and K), Butler (C), Beaver (D), Mercer (G), and Westmoreland (M) counties.
· Link to Bio: Provides a hyperlink to on-line biographical profile, if available.
· Migration Location (1890 census or Other): provides a hyperlink to 1890 census data tables from website’s ’Migration Page’ indicating where soldier migrated to.
· Migration State: Listed separately, this information is used for tracking and interest to see where soldiers ended up settling after the war.
· Birth Location: Birth location based on gravesite or other listed sources.
· Birth Date: Birth location based on gravesite or other listed sources.
· Death Date: Death date based on gravesite or other listed sources.
· Death Location: Death location, usually but not the same as burial location.
· Death State: death state listed separately—this information listed separately for tracking and interest to see where soldiers ended up settling.
· Link to Obituary: Hyperlink to soldier’s obituary where researched—work in progress.
· Link to Grave Photo: Hyperlink to grave photo where researched—work in progress.
· Findagrave #: www.findagrave.com grave finding website which has grown exponentially. Soldiers that I searched for grave info several years ago and couldn’t find I am finding again based on recent gravesite postings by others. The findagrave # is the number that is hyperlinked to the unique page of that burial information and can have images of individual or gravestone, genealogy information, or other information posted by others including obituaries or other documents related to the soldier. A fantastic source of information in and of itself.
· Post-War Photo: hyperlink to post war photograph of soldier, where available
· Letters and Diaries: hyperlink to post war letters and diaries that soldier kept, if available or found.
· Artifacts: hyperlink to webpage of soldier artifacts (uniform, equipment, personal effects, etc.), if available or found.
· Links to Other Information: Links other interesting items related to the soldier such as newspaper articles, discussion of soldier in published books (typically 19th century), etc.
· Other Notes: Offers some other information such as promotions, wounding dates/locations, pension information, genealogy information. Much of this information is gathered from American Civil War Research Database (ACWRD). Though the information is mostly accurate, there are instances of incorrect dates—no warranty on information is made by the compiler of the information, David L. Welch, websmith, a descendant of Col. Norman J. Maxwell, last commander of the Roundhead Regiment. Will try and correct any incorrect information based on new sources of information as time permits.
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