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| record_type = Prisoner of War Records 
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| start_year = 1862
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| end_year = 1865
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| FS_URL_01 =[[Union Prisoner of War Records]] 
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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_05 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597590?q=andersonville National Archives List of Deceased Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville Prison]
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| RW_URL_06 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597584?q=andersonville National Archives Registers of Deaths and Burials of 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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== 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.
  
== Record Description  ==
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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.
  
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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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]
  
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] link from the collection landing page.
 
  
== Record Content  ==
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts vary in these records. However, they generally include the following:'''
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==Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
 
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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? ==
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To begin your search you will need to know:
  
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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*The full name of the soldier  
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*Identifying information such as age, birth, or death date.
  
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.
 
  
==== 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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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. Keep in mind:
  
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.  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ==
  
 
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:  
 
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:  
  
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
 
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*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.
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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.
*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.
 
  
You may also find these search tips helpful:
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
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*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
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*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.
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*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.  
 
*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.
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*If you are unable to find your ancestor, look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  
== 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. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Georgia Archives and Libraries]]. }}
  
*[[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  ==
  
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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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>
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Record Description
Record Type Prisoner of War Records
Record Group RG 249: Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners
Collection years 1862-1865
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.
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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

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
  • Identifying information such as age, birth, or death date.


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.

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. 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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

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:

  • 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.
  • If you are unable to find your ancestor, look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.

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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