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| start_year = 1862
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| micro_pub_title = Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the Territory of Arizona 
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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This collection includes Confederate service records of soldiers who served in Herbert's Battalion from the Territory of  Arizona.
  
This Collection will include records from 1861 to 1865.<br>
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== Collection Content ==
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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 original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the 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 M318. Index courtesy of Fold3.
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Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.  
  
This is an index to compiled service records for Confederate soldiers from Arizona. The records indexed are from the National Archives and Records Administration publication M318. Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier. The records in this collection are for the years 1861 to 1865.&nbsp; This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. 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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This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. 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.
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
 
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{{Collection citation | text= "Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Conferedate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Arizona." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.}}
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
The records are in individual files which usually include the following:
 
  
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These records are in individual files which usually include the following:
 
*Soldier's name  
 
*Soldier's name  
 
*Dates of service  
 
*Dates of service  
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*Military branch
 
*Military branch
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
'''To search this collection using the index:'''
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To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:  
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*The name of the soldier.
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*The age of the soldier.
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*The military unit in which the soldier served.
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*The residence of the solider.
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
  
Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Keep in mind that 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. 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.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*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.  
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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.  
 
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.  
 
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family.
 
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*[[Arizona Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Arizona, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Arizona Archives and Libraries]].
  
*[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/civil.html Civil War in Arizona]
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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1854310 Arizona Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*[http://www.civilwarsoldiersearch.com/confederate-service-records.html Civil War Soldier Search] - Confederate Service Records  
 
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.footnote.com/ Footnote] $ Compiled service records for Confederate Soldiers from Arizona.
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $ Searchable Civil War service records.  
 
*[http://www.discoverseaz.com/History/Civil_War.html The Civil War in Arizona / New Mexico Territory]&nbsp; A brief history of Arizona in the Civil War.
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
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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. 
  
*[[Confederate Service Records|Confederate Service Records]]
 
*[[Arizona|Arizona]]
 
*[[Arizona Military Records|Arizona Military Records]]
 
*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1|United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1]]
 
*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2|United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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Record Type Compiled Service Records
Record Group RG 109: War Department Collection of Confederate Records
Collection years 1862-1863
Microfilm Publication M318. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the Territory of Arizona. 1 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 5869574348
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes Confederate service records of soldiers who served in Herbert's Battalion from the Territory of Arizona.

Collection Content

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 original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the 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 M318. Index courtesy of Fold3. Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.

This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. 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.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

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

  • Soldier's name
  • Dates of service
  • Age
  • Military unit
  • Military branch

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of the soldier.
  • The age of the soldier.
  • The military unit in which the soldier served.
  • The residence of the solider.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:

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

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.


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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Arizona, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Arizona Archives and Libraries.

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:

"Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Conferedate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Arizona." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d. NARA microfilm publication M318. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961.

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 Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865.

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