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== Record Description  ==
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| title=Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865 
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.nps.gov/ande/learn/historyculture/documenting_union_pows.htm National Park Service Documenting Prisoners of War held at Andersonville]
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| RW_URL_02 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597573?q=andersonville National Archives Registers of Federal Prisoners Confined at Andersonville Prison, Georgia]
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| RW_URL_03 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597579?q=andersonville National Archives List of Funds Claimed by Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville Prison,Georgia]
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| RW_URL_04 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597575?q=andersonville National Archives Statements of Money Claimed by Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville Prison, Georgia]
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| RW_URL_09 =[http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/research/andersonville.html Maine State Archives  Maine Andersonville Monument]
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This collection contains images of records of Federal (Union) prisoners of war confined at Andersonville prison 1864-1865. The collection consists of prison hospital admissions, death and burial records, registers of prison departures, prisoner claims for reimbursements, and consolidated monthly reports. This collection is NARA microfilm publication M1303 and is from Record Group 249 Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners.  
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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Camp Sumter of Andersonville was built beginning in 1864 and was in operation just over a year. During that time 45,000 Union solders were imprisoned with 13,000 deaths.
  
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2019835/waypoints Browse].  
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This collection contains images of records of Federal (Union) prisoners of war confined at Andersonville prison 1862-1865. The collection consists of prison hospital admissions, death and burial records, registers of prison departures, prisoner claims for reimbursements, and consolidated monthly reports. This collection is NARA microfilm publication M1303 and is from Record Group 249 Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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Record collections from Record Group 249 in National Archives Microfilm Publication M1303
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597573 Registers of Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597574 Registers of Federal Prisoners of War Admitted to the Hospital]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597575 Statements of Money Claimed by Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597579 List of Funds Claimed by Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597581 Consolidated Monthly Reports of Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597583 Register of Federal Prisoners of War Admitted to the Hospital]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597584 Registers of Deaths and Burials of Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597586 Registers of Deceased Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597590 Lists of Deceased Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597595 Partial Name Index to Records of Federal Prisoners of War Interred]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/617230 Morning Reports of Federal Prisoners of War]
  
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.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1303. Washington D.C.: National Archives, n.d.}}
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[[Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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==Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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Image:Georgia, Andersonville Prison Record DGS 7012077 38.jpg|
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'''The key genealogical facts vary in these records. However, they generally include the following:'''
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
[[Image:Georgia, Andersonville Prison Record DGS 7012077 38.jpg|thumb|right|240x380px]]
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The records generally include the following:  
  
 
*Name of prisoner  
 
*Name of prisoner  
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*Reason for entry in the repost, list, or ledger
 
*Reason for entry in the repost, list, or ledger
  
'''Depending on the list, the following information may also be included:'''
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'''Depending on the list,''' the following information may also be included:  
  
 
*Birth date and place  
 
*Birth date and place  
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*Release or transfer date
 
*Release or transfer date
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To begin your search you will need to know the full name of the soldier and some other identifying information such as age, birth, or death date.
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To begin your search you will need to know:
  
If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. You may also want to search the records of other prisons.  
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*The full name of the soldier.
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*The age or birth date of the soldier.  
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*The death date of the soldier.
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2019835/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Document Type" <br>⇒Select the "Volume, description, date, and range" which takes you to the images.<br>
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Document Type" <br>⇒Select the "Volume, description, date, and range" which takes you to the images<br>
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==What Do I Do Next?==
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s 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. This information will often lead you to other records. For example:
 
  
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When you have located your ancestor’s prison 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. This information will often lead you to other records.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the prior residence, enlistment place, or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.
 
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.  
 
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.  
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the prior residence, enlistment place, or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.
 
 
*Place of enlistment or previous residence may lead to other military or pension records. Be aware that Confederate pensions were awarded by the individual states.  
 
*Place of enlistment or previous residence may lead to other military or pension records. Be aware that Confederate pensions were awarded by the individual states.  
*Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
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*Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.  
 
 
You may also find these search tips helpful:
 
 
 
 
*Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.  
 
*Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.  
*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.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*[http://www.americanwars101.com/pow/1861-1865.html Union and Confederate Prisoner of War Camps]
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Georgia, Civil War|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
  
*[[Union Prisoner of War Records]]
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== Related Digital Books ==
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220563&from=fhd Iowa Monuments Rolls of Iowa Soldiers Buried at Andersonville]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE5952054&from=fhd FamilySearch Digital Books Pennsylvania at Andersonville]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2110108&from=fhd FamilySearch Digital Books Report of the Michigan Andersonville Monument Commission]
  
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== Citing this Collection  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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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.
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1303. Washington D.C.: National Archives, n.d.}} <br><br>
  
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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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}  
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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Record Type Prisoner of War Records
Record Group RG 249: Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners
Collection years 1864-1865
Microfilm Publication M1303. Selected Records of the War Department Commissary General of Prisoners Relating to Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville, GA, 1864-65.
National Archives Identifier 576
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What is in the Collection?

Camp Sumter of Andersonville was built beginning in 1864 and was in operation just over a year. During that time 45,000 Union solders were imprisoned with 13,000 deaths.

This collection contains images of records of Federal (Union) prisoners of war confined at Andersonville prison 1862-1865. The collection consists of prison hospital admissions, death and burial records, registers of prison departures, prisoner claims for reimbursements, and consolidated monthly reports. This collection is NARA microfilm publication M1303 and is from Record Group 249 Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners.

Record collections from Record Group 249 in National Archives Microfilm Publication M1303

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records generally include the following:

  • Name of prisoner
  • Date of entry in the report, list, or ledger
  • Reason for entry in the repost, list, or ledger

Depending on the list, the following information may also be included:

  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Burial date and place
  • Cause of death
  • Age
  • Physical description
  • Names of relatives or friends
  • Enlistment date and place
  • Last residence prior to enlistment
  • Monies exchanged
  • Release or transfer date

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The full name of the soldier.
  • The age or birth date of the soldier.
  • The death date of the soldier.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Document Type"
⇒Select the "Volume, description, date, and range" which takes you to the images.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s prison 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. This information will often lead you to other records.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the prior residence, enlistment place, or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.
  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
  • Place of enlistment or previous residence may lead to other military or pension records. Be aware that Confederate pensions were awarded by the individual states.
  • Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
  • Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

Related Digital Books

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:

"Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1303. Washington D.C.: National Archives, n.d.

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 Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865.

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