Carded Medical Records were compiled after 1887 by the Pension and Records Division of the Surgeon General’s Office from original wartime hospital registers, rolls, and reports. They may reflect hospital visits, medical information and treatment that is not included in a soldiers Compiled Military Service Record.
Carded Medical Records are not available for Confederate soldiers of the Civil War nor for soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Spanish-American War, or Philippine Insurrection.
Following are a few sample cards from the Carded Medical Records for a Union soldier. (Click to zoom in).
Note that there is no index to Carded Medical Records. The cards are filed by regiment and then by the first letter or two of the last name. Cards for a specific soldier are frequently not grouped together. So in the example above, the entire set of records for soldier’s in the 63rd PA Infantry with surnames starting with “Mc” were manually searched for those of a soldier named “William McCleary.”
For that reason, our flat rate price will apply regardless of the number cards that are found for your soldier – and even if no cards are found for him at all.