United States, Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Burial Lists
Record Group RG 92: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General
Collection years 1861-1865
Microfilm Publication M918. Register of Confederate Soldiers,Sailors, and Citizens who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals, 1861-1865. 1 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetically by city then by name.
National Archives Identifier 617202
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of an index and images of a Register of Confederate soldiers,sailors and citizens who died in federal prisons and military hospitals in the North,1861-1865. This collection corresponds to NARA publication, M918, one roll from Record Group 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General. The register was compiled in 1912 in the Office of the Commissioner for Marking the Graves of Confederate Dead. The register is arranged by place of death then alphabetically by name. A table of contents will be found at the beginning of the volume.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North, 1861-1865.

Collection Content

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records generally contain the following:

  • Name
  • Rank, company, regiment
  • Date of death
  • Locality of grave

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate burial or death date


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Film" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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What Do I Do Next?

Once you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the name and death information to search for a death record.
  • Use the name and death information to obtain the individual's military records from the federal government.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“United States, Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North, 1861-1865.” Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for United States Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North, 1861-1865.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North, 1861-1865.

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