OUR SMELSER ANCESTORS
AND THE CIVIL WAR
We can be proud of our ancestors as they
fought valiantly in the Civil War. Most fought for the Union and
some fought for the Confederacy. All were engaged in many battles.
Some gave their lives for what they believed in and many suffered
during this savage time. A few were taken prisoner and held in
prison camps where the conditions were horrible. More than a few
were wounded. No matter which side they fought for, they were
fighting for their own rights, liberty, freedom and homeland.
This is a memorial to all
our ancestors who fought in the Civil War
These records came from various places.
Some of them are from the actual Military records I hold on the
soldiers. Some of them came from civilwardata.com, various books,
and the indexes to compiled service records at the National
Archives, which I am still scouring for more. If you have a Civil
War military record of one of our Smelser/Smeltzer ancestors and
would like to share it with all the Smelser/Smeltzer researchers,
please send me an e-mail. We would love to have the information. I
want to make this information as complete as possible.
We hope you find some of your ancestors
How to order Civil War Military and Pension Records
NON-GRAPHICS INDEX OF DATABASES