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Civil War:
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies


"The compilation of these records was begun in the Library soon after its organization, and was definitely appropriated for by act of July 7, 1884. The publication and distribution were provided for by act of July 31, 1894." 1909 Checklist p. 785.

The series has been microfilmed by the National Archives and Records Administration; M275, Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, contains 31 reels of 16mm microfilm.

Series 1

Series 2

Office memoranda

Series 1

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Operations of the cruisers. January 19, 1861-December 31, 1862. 1 / v. 1
Operations of the cruisers. January 1, 1863-March 31, 1864. 1 / v. 2
Operations of the cruisers. April 1, 1864-December, 1865. 1 / v. 3
Operations: Gulf of Mexico, November 15, 1860-June 7, 1861. Atlantic Coast, January 1-May 13, 1861. Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, January 5-December 7, 1861 1 / v. 4
Operations: Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, December 7, 1861-July 31, 1865. Atlantic Blockading Squadron, April 4-July 15, 1861 1 / v. 5
Operations: Atlantic Blockading Squadron, July 16-October 29, 1861. North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, October 29, 1861-March 8, 1862 1 / v. 6
Operations: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, March 8-September 4, 1862 1 / v. 7
Operations: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, September 5, 1862-May 4, 1863 1 / v. 8
Operations: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, May 5, 1863-May 5, 1864 1 / v. 9
Operations: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, May 6-October 27, 1864 1 / v. 10
Operations: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, October 28, 1864-February 1, 1865 1 / v. 11
Operations: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, February 2-August 3, 1865. South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, October 29, 1861-May 13, 1862 1 / v. 12
Operations: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, May 14, 1862-April 7, 1863 1 / v. 13
Operations: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, April 7-September 30, 1863 1 / v. 14
Operations: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, October 1, 1863-September 30, 1864 1 / v. 15
Operations: South Atlantic , October 1, 1864-August 8, 1865. Gulf Blockading Squadron, June 7-December 15, 1861 1 / v. 16
Operations: Gulf Blockading Squadron, December 16, 1861-February 21, 1862. East Gulf Blockading Squadron, February 22, 1862-July 17, 1865 1 / v. 17
Operations: West Gulf Blockading Squadron, February 21-July 14, 1862 1 / v. 18
Operations: West Gulf Blockading Squadron, July 15, 1862-March 14, 1863 1 / v. 19
Operations: West Gulf Blockading Squadron, March 15-December 31, 1863 1 / v. 20
Operations: West Gulf Blockading Squadron, January 1-December 31, 1864 1 / v. 21
Operations: West Gulf Blockading Squadron, January 1, 1865-January 31, 1866. Naval forces on Western waters, May 8, 1861-April 11, 1862 1 / v. 22
Operations: Naval forces on Western waters, April 12-December 31, 1862 1 / v. 23
Operations: Naval forces on Western waters, January 1-May 17, 1863 1 / v. 24
Operations: Naval forces on Western waters, May 18, 1863-February 29, 1864 1 / v. 25
Operations: Naval forces on Western waters, March 1-December 31, 1864 1 / v. 26
Operations: Naval forces on Western waters, January 1-September 6, 1865. Supply Vessels, 1861-1865 1 / v. 27

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Series 2

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Part 1, Statistical data of Union and Confederate ships. Part 2, Muster rolls of Confederate Government vessels. Part 3, Letters of marque and reprisal. Part 4, Confederate departmental investigations, etc. 2 / v. 1
Navy department correspondence, 1861-1865, with agents abroad 2 / v. 2
Proclamations, appointments, etc., of President Davis. State Department correspondenve with diplomatic agents, etc. 2 / v. 3
General Index

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Office Memoranda

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Naval war records. Office memoranda v. 1
Naval war records. Office memoranda v. 2
Naval war records. Office memoranda v. 3
Naval war records. Office memoranda v. 4
Naval war records. Office memoranda v. 5
Naval war records. Office memoranda v. 6
Naval war records. Office memoranda v. 7
Naval war records. Office memoranda v. 8

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