Civil War Prisioners of War
Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners
During the American Civil War, hundreds of thousands of prisoners of war were held by both the Union and Confederacy. The records found in Record Group 249 include records relating to the parole of Federal prisoners, records of prisoners held in Confederate prisons including Andersonville, records of Confederate prisoners of war held in Union prisons, and records of claims filed by Union prisoners of war.
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