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Civil War Veteran's 1885 Census


After the Civil War, veterans of both the Union and Confederate armies moved to Dakota Territory. This index consists of census record sheets for a special census of Civil War veterans living in Dakota Territory (South Dakota) in 1885.


Confederate Veterans

By County

By Last Name



Dedication of Civil War Monument, Pierre, 1920
Union Veterans

South Dakota State Historical Society volunteers transferred the Union soldier census, consisting of 421 census sheets listing 5,875 soldiers from 45 South Dakota Counties, into a computer database.

By County

Aurora Beadle Bon Homme Brookings Brown
Brule Butte Campbell Charles Mix Clark
Clay Codington Custer Davison Day
Deuel Douglas Edmunds Fall River Faulk
Grant Hamlin Hand Hanson Hughes
Hutchinson Hyde Jerauld Kingsbury Lake
Lawrence Lincoln McCook McPherson Minnehaha
Moody Pennington Potter Roberts Spink
Sully Turner Union Walworth Yankton



Photograph of Civil War Veteran J.S. Clark at his 100th birthday celebration. The image was taken in Bruce, SD in 1931.
Photo courtesy of the State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society.




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