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From: Eliz Hanebury <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Civil War and Citizenship
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 13:55:54 -0400
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Emigrants who served in the Army during the War could shorten their
wait to apply for citizenship. I believe they had to do the same
paperwork (which wasn't a lot) as anyone else.

If you go to the NARA site they have a lot about citizenship.

Around the time of the War I believe people applied in the county they
resided in, but I think it is possible that if they lived nearer to
another county seat they could apply there.

The rules changed frequently <G>


On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:36 PM,
<> wrote:
> I have at least one ancestor who seems to have been naturalized based on
> Civil War Service.  Could some kind soul tell me how this worked?  Was it
> automatic?  Did he have to apply in the state from which he served?  Are
> there resources on this?
> Thank you very much!
> Theresa
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