National Archives puts Civil War records online

Filmmaker Ken Burns was on hand as the National Archives announced that Civil War archives now will be available online.

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns told audience members at the National Archives in Washington on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, that he, too, found a family connection in the archives for the Civil War. It turns out his great-great-grandfather Abraham Burns was a member of the horse artillery. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the National Archives and Ancestry.com announced Wednesday that war archives now will be available online outside the archives. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns told audience members at the National Archives in Washington on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, that he, too, found a family connection in the archives for the Civil War. It turns out his great-great-grandfather Abraham Burns was a member of the horse artillery. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the National Archives and Ancestry.com announced Wednesday that war archives now will be available online outside the archives. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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