Featured Collection: Deserters Roster searchable database
The Descriptive List of Deserters from Pennsylvania Military Units During the Civil War, known simply as the Deserters Roster, contains over 24,000 records of Pennsylvania soldiers listed as deserters during the Civil War. This database allows users to search these records by soldier names, ranks, units, enlistment or desertion dates, and even occupations. The database also contains demographic and descriptive data, such as soldiers’ ages, nationalities (for those born outside the US), and birthplaces. Users can view the transcribed roster pages by clicking on View Original Source on deserters’ individual pages. To view digital images of the original roster and to learn how and why the Deserters Roster was created, go to The Descriptive List of Deserters From Pennsylvania Military Units During the Civil War.