Prologue Magazine
Fall 1999, Vol. 31, No. 3

Civil War Cat-and-Mouse Game
Researching Blockade-Runners at the National Archives

Microfilm Publications Helpful for Researching Blockade-Runners
(Military records only)

Record Group 109: War Department Collection of Confederate Records

M346 Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens and Business Firms. 1,158 rolls.
M909 Papers Pertaining to Vessels of or Involved With the Confederate States of America: "Vessel Papers." 32 rolls.
M409 Index to Letters Received by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861 - 1865. 34 rolls.
M437 Letters Received by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861 - 1865. 151 rolls.
M522 Letters Sent by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861 - 1865. 10 rolls.

Record Group 45: Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library

M89 Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy from Commanding Officers of Squadrons, 1841 - 1886. 300 rolls.
M625 Area File of the Naval Records Collection, 1775 - 1910. 414 rolls.
M1091 Subject File of the Confederate States Navy, 1861 - 1865. 61 rolls.
M517 Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy from the President and Executive Agencies, 1837 - 1886. 49 rolls.
M472 Letters Sent by the Secretary of the Navy to the President and Executive Agencies, 1821 - 1886. 20 rolls.

Record Group 94: Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's - 1917

M797 Case Files of Investigations by Levi C. Turner and Lafayette C. Baker, 1861 - 1866. 137 rolls.

Record Group 153: Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army)

M1105 Registers of the Records of the Proceedings of the U.S. Army General Courts Martial, 1809 - 1890. 8 rolls.

Military Records Helpful for Researching Blockade-Runners

Record Group 45: Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library

Entry 464, U.S. Navy Subject File, 1775 - 1910. File designation SG (Blockade Running), XY (Disposition of Captured Ships) and XZ (Prize Money).
Entry 146, Rough Lists of Captured and Capturing Vessels, 1861 - 65.
Entry 147, Summaries of Proceedings for the Adjudication of Prizes, 1861 - 63.
Entry 148, Summaries of District-Court Proceeding in Prize Cases, 1861 - 67.
Entry 149, Register of Prize Cases, 1861 - 74.
Entry 150, Index to Register of Prize Cases, 1861 - 68.
Entry 151, Register of Prizes, 1861 - 63.
Entry 152, Correspondence with Consuls Relating to Blockade Runners, September 1861 - June 1863.
Entry 153, Register of Prizes, 1861 - 64.
Entry 156, Register of Prisoners Captured on Blockade-Runners, 1862 - 1865.
Entry 157, Decrees of Distribution of Prize Moneys, 1862 - 69.
Entry 159, Index to Prizes, 1862 - 71.
Entry 160, Letters Received Relating to Confederate Blockade Runners, 1863 - 65.

Record Group 109: War Department Collection of Confederate Records

Entry 199, Records of Confederates in Union Prisons, 1861 - 65.

Record Group 24: Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel

Entry 118, Logs of United States Navy Ships, 1801 - 1946.
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