United States, Civil War Records of Confederate Nonregiment Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
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The records cover the years 1861 to 1865.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection consists of Confederate service records of general and staff officers and nonregimental enlisted men who did not serve in any particular regiment, company or special corps. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
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The collection consists of Confederate service records of general and staff officers and non-regimental enlisted men who did not serve in any particular regiment, company, or special corps. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
  
 
*Muster rolls  
 
*Muster rolls  
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*Union prison registers and rolls  
 
*Union prison registers and rolls  
 
*Parole rolls  
 
*Parole rolls  
*Inspection reports  
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*Inspection reports
*Originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier.
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The collection is alphabetically arranged by surname. This collection is a part of RG 109,War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M331.Index courtesy of Footnote.com.  
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The collection is alphabetically arranged by surname. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M331. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com] (Previously known as Footnote.com). The records cover the years 1861 to 1865.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
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== Record Content  ==
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The records are in individual files which usually include the following:
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*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served
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*A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports
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*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
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The index to these records contains the following:
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*Jacket name
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*Soldier’s full name
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*Year
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*Age (often estimated)
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*Military unit served in
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*Type of records in file
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*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
== Record History  ==
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To begin your search you need to know
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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*The name of your ancestor
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*Other identifying information such as age or military unit where served
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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=== Search the Collection ===
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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Keep in mind:
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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=== Using the Information  ===
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When you have located your ancestor’s service record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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*[http://www.civilwarsoldiersearch.com/confederate-service-records.html Civil War Soldier Search] - Confederate Service Records
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*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) - Searchable Civil War service records
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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[[Confederate Service Records|Confederate Service Records]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Civil War Records of Confederate Nonregiment Soldiers, 1861-1865." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers, and Nonregimental Enlisted Men." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.}}
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
 
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Confederate, Service Records of Nonregimental Soldiers of the Civil War, 1861-1865." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). RG 109,War Department Collection of Confederate Records (NARA M331). Footnote 500,052 digital images. Footnote, Orem, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
 
  
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
 
  
[[Category:United_States|Military Records]]
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[[Category:NARA_military_records]]

Revision as of 10:57, 3 July 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of Confederate service records of general and staff officers and non-regimental enlisted men who did not serve in any particular regiment, company, or special corps. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:

  • Muster rolls
  • Returns
  • Rosters
  • Payrolls
  • Appointment books
  • Hospital registers
  • Union prison registers and rolls
  • Parole rolls
  • Inspection reports

The collection is alphabetically arranged by surname. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M331. Index courtesy of www.fold3.com (Previously known as Footnote.com). The records cover the years 1861 to 1865.

The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.

Record Content

The records are in individual files which usually include the following:

  • A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served
  • A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports
  • The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier

The index to these records contains the following:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name
  • Year
  • Age (often estimated)
  • Military unit served in
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you need to know

  • The name of your ancestor
  • Other identifying information such as age or military unit where served

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Keep in mind:

  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s service record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Confederate Service Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.


Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"United States, Civil War Records of Confederate Nonregiment Soldiers, 1861-1865." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers, and Nonregimental Enlisted Men." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.