Primary List and Information: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System; “a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. The initial focus of the CWSS is the Names Index Project, a project to enter names and other basic information from 6.3 million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the soldiers were entered from records that are indexed to many millions of other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.” SPECIAL THANKS to Barbara Rivas and Lauri Ivey who made a major contribution in abstracting, coding and searching the records in our project! All 3501!!
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Illinois Civil War Records: h t t p : / / w w w . s o s . s t a t e . i l . u s / d e p a r t m e n t s / a r c h i v e s / d a t c i v i l . h t m l . Search engine is at h t t p : / / w w w . s o s . s t a t e . i l . u s / G e n e a l o g y M W e b / c i v i l w a r . h t m l . Part of the Illinois Gateway, website of the Illinois Secretary of State: h t t p : / / w w w . s o s . s t a t e . i l . u s/ . Result of search for "Combs," Coombes, and Combes. Except where otherwise noted, IL Entries contributed by Combs Researcher Robert L. George.
Andersonville Deaths: Contributed by Cyndy Combs who extracted Combs, Coombs who died at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War from "The Atwater Report, List of Prisoners Who Died in 1864-1865 at Andersonville Prison", Compiled by Private Dorance Atwater, Second New York Cavalry, an Andersonville Prisoner. First Published in 1865. This Report made avaialable by the National Society of Andersonville, 1981, Andersonville, Georgia, 31711. (912) 924-7228. This report is a reproduction of the actual typed report submitted by Atwater.
Texas State Archives, extracted by Combs Researcher C. Hammett from Index to Confederate Pensions ; "The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865. Vol. IV edited by Janet B. Hewett. Broadfoot Publishing Co., Wilmington, NC 1996, extracted and partially annotated by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt; and original research of Combs Researcher Ken Marshall.