Re: Louisiana Jews in the American Civil War; looking for specific source or general info #usa


Sherri Bobish
 

Theresa,

Another source for the info you seek may be:
United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890

Search by name of veteran, or by the name of his widow if the veteran was not living in 1890.

Although technically only Union soldiers were to be counted, many Confederate soldiers were also.  They were enumerated in the state they lived in 1890, but the census page will give info on where they served, and list any injuries.

The database can be searched on FamilySearch at:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1877095

Ancestry.com (which is a subscription database) also has this database on their site.

You can also search for Union and Confederate military using these two FamilySearch databases:

United States Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1932383

United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1910717
 
You can also search their names in old digitized local newspapers.  This site lists digitized newspapers by geographic region:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_online_newspaper_archives

Also, The Library of Congress. 
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/
You can limit the search of newspapers to one state.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala, Lith.)
LEFFENFELD / FINK / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / BLUMENKRANZ / APPEL (Odessa?)

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