Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, continues to add new online records even after being acquired by Ancestry.com. The newest addition is part of the company's Civil War Collection: the alphabetical card index to compiled service records of Union troops. The first four states to go live are Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Quoting from the Fold3 blog:
Each index card gives the name of a soldier, his rank, and the unit in which he served. Anyone looking for a Union a soldier in the Civil War will find these cards useful in identifying the state and regiment in which a man served and how his name appears in the military records. You can then locate his records to learn about his service in the war and the battles in which his regiment fought.
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