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From: "C. Raymond LaFever" <>
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA-L] RE: Civil War soldier HELP
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 16:06:46 -0400


You also should look at the Civil War database on the New York State
Archives website at
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/researchroom/rr_mi_civilwar_dbintro.shtml
The database is a work in progress, so you may need to recheck
periodically.
Ray LaFever

On Sat, 1 Oct 2005 09:26:06 -0400 "Gary Welch" <>
writes:
> I can't find any record of Stephen Booth serving from NY although
> there were
> several from other states. He also isn't listed in the 1890
> veterans census
> (John is listed). Neither John nor Stephen seems to have ever
> applied for a
> pension. Stephen is listed as a laborer in the 1910 census,
> implying that
> he was still able to work at age 74.
>
> My understanding is that actual discharge papers were given to the
> soldier
> and that no copy was kept by the government. You can get a copy of
> the
> military service record from NARA. That would have enlistment and
> discharge
> information as well as a record of where the soldier was at about 2
> month
> increments. See:
>
> http://www.archives.gov/research/order/vets-records.html#nara
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amy DiMaria [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 9:50 AM
> To:
> Subject: Civil War soldier HELP
>
> Can someone shed some light on the whole Civil War Draftee process.
> If
> someone is listed on this sight as a Civil War Draftee, does that
> mean they
> actually fought/saw battle or does that mean they were just eligible
> to be
> called.
> My great great uncle's John and Stephen Booth of Walton both
> seemed to be
> drafted but I only see John on the discharge page of this site.
> Stephen
> lived to be in his 80's so I know he didn't die in the war. How can
> I get
> actual discharg'official papers etc.? Stephen never married and I
> wonder if
> somehow he was injured in the war.
> Hope someone can help as I am new to the military part of this
> research!
>
> Amy
> BRRRR It's a chilly FAll day in Central NY!!!
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