The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Database is a volunteer supported project that was established in 1996. The database itself was not available to the public until 2005.
As a member of the public, you can search the database, and if you have an approved account, you can enter data.
You can search the database by name, unit, state, branch, and cemetery information. Your resulting hit list will give birth and death information as well as unit and rank and discharge.
This is a work in progress, so your ancestor may not be represented, but it will not hurt to explore it a bit to show support for the project.
Check it out at: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War : Grave Registration:
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