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