Civil War Series: House Divided – Prelude to War

Michael L. Strauss, AG
Nov 23, 2018
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Eve of War
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Where to Start
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Compiled Service Records
21m 42s
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Casualty Estimates
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Unfiled Documents
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US Regular Army
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Draft Records
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About this webinar

This opening session brings into the lecture some of the causes and effect of why the Civil War was fought. As the United States moves from Compromise towards war after the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 to the opening guns at Ft. Sumter in South Carolina in 1861. This session also focuses on an introduction to the many genealogical records during the war including the Compiled Military Service Records (CMSR) for both the Union Army and Confederate Army. Also covered will be Union Draft Records and their Confederate Counterpart which will include Confederate draft criteria.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Michael L. Strauss, AG, an Accredited Genealogist and forensic investigator, is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah. He holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a licensed Private Investigator and qualifi
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