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| start_year = 1861
| end_year = 1865
| alt_flag = US 33 Star Fort Sumter Flag.jpg
| alt_flag_desc = Flag of the United States at the outbreak of the civil war
| micro_pub_nr =M395
| micro_pub_title = Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee
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| NAID =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/300398 300398][https://catalog.archives.gov/id/423 423]
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== What Is is in This Collection? ==
The collection consists of Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Tennessee. The records cover the years 1861 to 1865. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:
The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
===To Browse This CollectionImage Visibility ==={{Tip|This collection contains searchable content in the NARA Catalog. They can be accessed by clicking on the National Archives identifier in the Record Description. Once inside the Catalog, click on the "Search Within This Series".}}
== Collection Content =={{Image Visibility}}
The records are === To Browse This Collection ==={{HR Tip|This collection contains searchable content in individual files which usually include the following: NARA Catalog. They can be accessed by clicking on the National Archives identifier in the Record Description. Once inside the Catalog, click on the "Search Within This Series".}}
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served *A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, parole rolls, and inspection reports *The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier == What Can This Collection These Records Tell Me? ==
Each file usually contains:
*Type of records in file
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
 
== Collection Content ==
 
The records are in individual files which usually include the following:
 
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served
*A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, parole rolls, and inspection reports
*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
To begin your search Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*The name of your ancestor
*The approximate age of your ancestor
*The company or regiment in which your ancestor served
=== Search the Index ==='''{{Search by Name by visiting Collection Link| CID=CID1932422}}=== How Do I Analyze the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932422Results?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in the requested information on the initial == Compare each result from your search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this there is the correct family or persona match. You This may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestorrequire viewing multiple records or images. Keep in mind:  *There may be more than one person in the records with the same name*You may not be sure track of your own ancestor’s name*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life*If your ancestor used an alias or research in a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned[[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 When you have located your ancestor’s service record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 *Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date. *Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.*Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives. *When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. *Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur. 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 *Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names. *Search the indexes and records of nearby localities and military units=== Research Helps ===The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Tennessee, United States Genealogy|Tennessee]]. *Try alternative search methods such as only filling [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]* [[Beginning Research in the surname search box United States Military Records]]* [[Beginning United States Civil War Research]]* [[Locating a Union Civil War Soldier (or the given name search box1861-1865) on the landing page leaving the other box empty ]]* [[GuidedResearch:Tennessee|Tennessee Guided Research]]* [[Tennessee Record Finder]]* [[Tennessee Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.Strategies]]* [[Step-by-Step Tennessee Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
== Citing This Collection ==
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
;Collection Citation:"Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. From "Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee." Database. <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : 2010. Citing NARA microfilm publication M395. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1963.{{Collection_Published}}
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