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Collection Time Period
The records cover the years 1861 to 1865.
The collection consists of Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations raised by the Confederate Government. 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
- Appointment books
- Hospital registers
- Union prison registers and rolls
- Parole rolls
- Inspection reports
- Originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier.
For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109,War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M258. Index courtesy of Footnote.com.
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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 Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War,1861-1865." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Record Group 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records (NARA M258). Footnote 278,207 digital images. Footnote, Orem, Utah.
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