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

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Revision as of 04:33, 30 August 2011

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

Contents

Collection Time Period

The records cover the years 1861 to 1865.

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:

  • Muster rolls
  • Returns
  • Rosters
  • Payrolls
  • Appointment books
  • Hospital registers
  • Union prison registers and rolls
  • Parole rolls
  • Inspection reports
  • Originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier.

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.

Record Content

How to Use the Record

Record History

Why This Record Was Created

Record Reliability

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Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • “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.
  • “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.

Sources of information for This Collection

"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.

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