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Miscellaneous Confederate Records

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There are various miscellaneous Confederate records that may prove helpful in finding and tracing your Civil War ancestor. The records listed below are just a few of the microfilmed collections found in Record Group 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records.

Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms. (M346)

Confederate States Army Casualties: Lists and Narrative Reports, 1861-1865. (M836)

Letters Received by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861-1865. (M437)

Letters Sent by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861-1865. (M522)

Orders and Circulars issued by the Arm of the Potomac and the Army and Department of Northern Virginia, C.S.A., 1861-1865. (M921)

Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865. (M598)

Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records. (M347)

Union Provost Marshal's File of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians. (M416)

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There are many more collections of Confederate records that have not been microfilmed. To learn more about the Confederate records held by the National Archives, consult one or more of the following publications.


Preliminary Inventories (See Inventory for Record Group 109)
Microfilm Descriptive Pamphlets (General)

Beers, Henry Putney. Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America. Washington, D.C.: GSA, National Archives & Records Service, 1968.

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