Which records are you looking for? I have transcribed several letters from soldiers in the 19th Indiana Infantry and wonder if this would be of interest to you.
My Gr.G. Father Thomas Jefferson Crull was a Sergeant in Company B ,19th Indiana Volunteers. I am looking for his CMSR Jacket. He was promoted to Lieutenant in late 1863 or early 1864.
Dear Mr. Pyle,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes a file for Crull, Jefferson - Unit: 19th Infantry, Company: B - Enlistment Rank: Corpl, Discharge Rank: 1 Lieut; Crull, Thomas J - Unit: 20th Infantry, Company: C - Enlistment Rank: 1 Lt, Discharge Rank: 1 Lt; and Crull, Jefferson T - Unit: 20th Infantry, Company: C - Enlistment Rank: 1 Lt, Discharge Rank: 1 Lt that relate to his latter service with the 20th Infantry following his promotion to 1st Lieutenant. These records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog.
The cards indicates that there should be Combined Military Service Records (CMSRs) for him in the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94). If a soldier served in more than one regiment, there are often separate files for him for each regiment that he served in. Unfortunately, the records for Indiana Volunteers have not been microfilmed or digitized. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
Additionally, we located General Index to Civil War and Later Pension Files in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) that includes an index card for Thomas J. Crull, who served in the 19th and 20th Indiana Infantry Regiments. We are attaching the index card to the end of our reply. The index card indicates that there should be an additional pension file for him, which has not yet been digitized. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email RDT1 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We also located the series Regimental and Company Books of Civil War Volunteer Union Organizations, 1861 - 1867 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that include a file unit titled Regimental and Company Books of the 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment and Regimental and Company Books of the 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment. Additionally, we located Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations; Lists of Civil War Volunteer Organizations, ca. 1861 - ca. 1865; Volunteer Army Registers, 1865 - 1865; Official Battle Lists of the Civil War, 1861 - 1865; Station Books of Volunteer Regiments, 1861 - 1898; Muster Rolls of Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War, Mexican War, Creek War, Cherokee Removal, and Other Wars, 1836 - 1866; and Histories of Commands, 1863 - 1863; in Record Group 94 that may contain records concerning these units. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
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The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, which will be amended over time. The CWSS is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and several public and private partners whose goal is to increase Americans' understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible. We searched the CWSS and located UNION INDIANA VOLUNTEERS
There may be additional information in the custody of the relevant Indiana Archives and Records Administration, the Indiana State Library, the Indiana Historical Society, and the Indiana State Museum. Also, the staff of some Civil War related museums may be able to assist you with your research.
Many histories have been published about various Civil War units, ranging from books written soon after the war by veterans of the units to works by recent authors. We suggest searching libraries (to include the Library of Congress and relevant state libraries), retailers, and online sites such as Google Books, the Internet Archive, and HathiTrust.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!