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Dear Ms. Potter,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War that includes an index card for Joseph Moffitt (see [Connecticut] Moffitt, Joseph - 17th Infantry, Company I.) His Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) will be in the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War. Although the CMSRs for some states have been microfilmed and subsequently digitized, unfortunately, the CMSRs for Connecticut Volunteers have not been microfilmed or digitized. There are also several series at NARA containing Civil War related pension records.
In order to view the CMSR and pension files for Joseph Moffitt, you will need to conduct onsite research at the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1). For further information, please contact RDT1 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We conducted a search of the Civil War Pension indexes that have been digitized and are available on Fold3.com and located two pension cards related to Joseph A. Moffitt. They are available at https://www.fold3.com/image/610579217?rec=631722207 and https://www.fold3.com/image/614655084?rec=633324908. There may be a fee for using Fold3. Or you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via ALIC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thanks, Sylvia, I do have the info from Fold3 re: military info. I'm still no closer to finding birth records, though. Thank you for your response!