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If he passed away after leaving military service, the National Archives is unlikely to have records of his death. We suggest that you contact the State Archives or Health Department of State to request a search for the death certificate. You may wish to note any name variants or broaden your search for the surrounding years. In addition, the FamilySearch Research wiki for How to Find United States Vital Records may be helpful. Please note that many states did not have death certificates until several years into the 20th century.
If he or his widow were granted a pension, there may be mention of his death in his pension files. The majority of Civil War pension files in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) are in the custody of the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1). There are also 3 record series (XC files) in Record Group 15 at the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) that include claims files relating to Civil War Veterans. These records were transferred to the National Archives in 1952 and 1955 from the VA. Please email both RDT1 at firstname.lastname@example.org and RL-SL at email@example.com with full details about the soldier you are researching, to include his full name, birth and death dates if known, which unit or unit he served in, etc. Please note that not all Civil War veterans and their dependents applied for or received pensions, therefore we do not have files for every soldier that served
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You have any additional information on the individual name, DOB, place of birth?
Yes, Elliot. Thanks for checking. Information follows:
Moses Lozen (Losen) Oakley
Married Elizabeth Chatham Painter 1848
Soldier in Civil War
Private in the Confederacy
Enlisted: 21 July 1862 in Raleigh, NC, Co E, NC 35h Infantry Regiment
POW: Captured in Petersburg, VA, on June 17, 1864
Received at Elmira, NY July 30. 1864
Released: June 12, 1865
Thanks for any help you can be, Elliot.
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