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What month was the 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia taken?

Unlike many Ancestry databases, there is only minimal explanation on the search page of the 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia. However, it does say that the names were extracted from a ...
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Finding military record of B F Ervin of 2nd Indiana Cavalry?

That roster does in fact include a Private Edward Irwin as a member of Company 'M'(page with printed number 293 in the pdf). However, the gravestone inscription is slightly longer than in your ...
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Civil War pension card listing alias and different wife?

As already mentioned in the comment by AndyW, there were "contesting widows" -- cases where two women applied for the pension of the same veteran. One article examining these cases is Beverly ...
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Civil War pension card listing alias and different wife?

I think the pension file has a clerical error that has somehow combined two different people. In PA Civil War unit rosters, you find both George Heffelfinger and Mahlon Buchert (or Buchard). In the ...
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What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann, 1859 immigrant to the US?

In cases like this, I would suggest a strategy that may not seem intuitive -- try to find out as much as you can about these three soldiers so that you can prove they are NOT your research subject. ...
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Reading information from US Soldier Index Card?

Always collect the information about a document at the same time you download the image. You can't be sure that the collection will be online if you go back to look at it later -- over time, ...
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What month was the 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia taken?

My ancestors consistently show they are the age given (in years and months) as of January 1864 (Glascock and Warren counties).
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