Three Daniels Go to War

In this episode we track three men named Daniel Bonawitz, one of which is my husband’s ancestor, through the civil war using FOLD3 and other websites.

If you are searching for your ancestor in the military here are some great resources for you to try: Fold 3, Ancestry and Family Search, are your basic go to websites but some other great websites are the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, American Battlefield Trust, and it’s worth a look at the library of Virginia. Don’t forget the Library of Congress, the US Army Heritage and Education Center, and of course look for newspaper articles about your ancestor’s regiment.

You never know what you might find out about your ancestor once you start digging into those military records.

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