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Civil War Veterans Information, Suffolk County, New York

This database is an index to records complied by Robert Farrell. The records include information and documentation relating to the Veteran's role in the war, rank, significant personal events, (re: POW, wounds, death), Unit or Ship history, date of death, burial & cemetery data, newspaper articles, physical descriptions and even a few enlistment papers.

The codes for the "Reference" and "Cem/Death" columns on the search results page are shown below:

    "Reference" Column Legend
A        Accepted for service, no unit found
Acc.    Accidentally killed
D        Deserted
D to E Deserted to the Enemy
Dd      Died of Disease
Died    Died, no known reason
Dis.     Dishonorably Discharged
Disc.   Discharged
Dp      Died a Prisoner of War
Drow.  Drowned
Dw      Died of wounds
K        Killed in Action
MIA     Missing In Action, presumed killed
Mur     Murdered
N        Never Reported
No      Local record only.  No militrary record found
P        Prisoner of War
R        Returned
W       Wounded

    "Cem./Death" Column Legend
C    Cemetery information known
D    Death date & location known
M    Missing In Action, date & location known
K    Killed in Action

To request a copy of any of these records, contact Bob Farrell at:
In your request, please include ALL of the data from the results of the database search.

Records Search: Civil War Veterans

Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames...

  1. Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
  2. Soundex ("sounds like") - This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that "sound" similar to what you spelled out.
  3. Wild Card - With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. E.g., Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz. 

NOTE: The wild card option applies ONLY to the surname. You can just enter the first few letters of a First Name; the search automatically adds a wild card to the end of the First Name.

For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. Although the additional form fields are optional, providing as much information as you can helps narrow your search. The more specific your search, the less time you need spend scrolling through search results!

See the About Page for the legends for the "Reference" and "Cem/Death" columns


* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.


We wish to thank all the following for their help and participation in the Suffolk County Civil War Veterans Records project:


J. Anklowitz * Rich Ceglewski * Bill Chamberlain * Barbara Farrell * The Huntington Historical Society, especially Archivist Karen Martin * Librarian Irene Sniffin * Art Sniffin, Staff Researcher * Rep. Steve Israel for his personal monetary support * Loretta McDonald * Dennis McDonald * George Moraitis * Matt Moshen * Ted Mundy (R. I. P.) * the members of the North Shore Civil War Roundtable who recorded headstone data from many cemeteries * Mike Pisano * Harvey Savitt.  Also thanks to the many others who provided individual pieces of information and to those family members that provided information on their ancestor.

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