Guide to Federal Records

War Department Collection of Confederate Records


(Record Group 109)
1825-1900 (bulk 1861-65)

OVERVIEW OF RECORDS LOCATIONS

Table of Contents

  • 109.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 109.2 COLLECTED BOUND RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND JUDICIAL OFFICES ("REBEL ARCHIVES") 1860-65
  • 109.3 GENERAL RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT 1861-65
  • 109.4 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE CONGRESS 1861-65
  • 109.5 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE JUDICIARY 1861-64
  • 109.6 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR 1861-65
  • 109.7 RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE WAR DEPARTMENT STAFF DEPARTMENTS 1861-76 (bulk 1861-65)
  • 109.7.1 Records of the Adjutant and Inspector General's Department
  • 109.7.2 Records of the Engineer Department
  • 109.7.3 Records of the Quartermaster Department
  • 109.7.4 Records of the Subsistence Department
  • 109.7.5 Records of the Ordnance Department
  • 109.8 RECORDS OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, CONFEDERATE WAR DEPARTMENT 1861-65
  • 109.8.1 Records of the Surgeon General's Office
  • 109.8.2 Records of Medical Directors
  • 109.8.3 Records of Medical Purveyors
  • 109.8.4 Records of hospitals
  • 109.8.5 Miscellaneous records
  • 109.9 RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS 1861-65
  • 109.9.1 General records relating to military commands
  • 109.9.2 Records of armies and geographical commands
  • 109.9.3 Records of the commands of individual general officers
  • 109.9.4 Records of Confederate mobile units
  • 109.9.5 Records of local commands
  • 109.10 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE TREASURY DEPARTMENT 1854-65
  • 109.10.1 Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury
  • 109.10.2 Records of the Chief Clerk
  • 109.10.3 Records of the Disbursing Clerks
  • 109.10.4 Records of the Office of the First Auditor
  • 109.10.5 Records of the Office of the Second Auditor
  • 109.10.6 Records of the Office of the Comptroller
  • 109.10.7 Records of the Office of the Register
  • 109.10.8 Records of the War Tax Office and the Office of the Commissioner of Taxes
  • 109.10.9 Records of the Treasury Note Bureau
  • 109.10.10 Records of depositories of public funds
  • 109.10.11 Records relating to Confederate Customs
  • 109.10.12 Miscellaneous records
  • 109.11 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT 1861-65
  • 109.12 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE NAVY DEPARTMENT 1861-65
  • 109.13 MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS 1825-65
  • 109.13.1 Records relating to states
  • 109.13.2 Collections of papers of Confederate general officers
  • 109.13.3 Other records
  • 109.14 RECORDS OF THE U.S. WAR DEPARTMENT RELATING TO CONFEDERATES 1850-1900
  • 109.14.1 Records of the Adjutant General's Office relating to military and naval service of Confederates
  • 109.14.2 Records relating to prisoners, oaths, and paroles
  • 109.14.3 Records of the Archive Office
  • 109.14.4 Miscellaneous records
  • 109.15 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL) 1861-65

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109.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Finding Aids: Elizabeth Bethel, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the War Department Collection of Confederate Records, PI 101 (1957); Henry P. Beers, comp., Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America (1968).

Related Records: Treasury Department Collection of Confederate Records, RG 365.

COLLECTION HISTORY

The War Department Collection of Confederate Records consists of records of the Confederate States of America acquired by capture or surrender at the close of the Civil War and those later acquired by donation or purchase. On July 21, 1865, the Secretary of War established a unit in the Adjutant General's Office for the collection, safekeeping, and publication of the "Rebel Archives." The records were used in protecting the U.S. Government against claims arising from the war, in establishing pension claims, and for historical purposes. After many changes both in location and custody, the records were placed in the Organization Records Section of the Old Records Division of the Adjutant General's Office, from which they were transferred to the National Archives in 1938. Certain federal records relating to Confederate soldiers, maintained with the Confederate records and in part interfiled with them, are included in this record group. Also included are records created by the custodians of the records.

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109.2 COLLECTED BOUND RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND JUDICIAL OFFICES ("REBEL ARCHIVES")
1860-65

Textual Records (2,750 vols.): Bound volumes classified by the U.S. War Department roughly according to provenance into subgroups designated "chapters," the volumes numbered serially in each chapter. The chapters to which the volumes were assigned are I, Adjutant and Inspector General's Department (SEE 109.7.1); II, Military Commands (SEE 109.9); III, Engineer Department (SEE 109.7.2); IV, Ordnance Department (SEE 109.7.5); V, Quartermaster Department (SEE 109.7.3); VI, Medical Department (SEE 109.8); VII, Legislative Records (SEE 109.4); VIII, Miscellaneous Records (SEE 109.13); IX, Office of the Secretary of War (SEE 109.6); X, Treasury Department (SEE 109.10); XI, Post Office Department (SEE 109.11); and XII, Judiciary (SEE 109.5).

Note: Records included in these volumes are described in the appropriate subgroups that follow. See the references above for specific locations.

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109.3 GENERAL RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT
1861-65

Textual Records: Jefferson Davis papers, 1861-65. Returns of electors for President and Vice President, 1861. Journal of the constitutional convention of the Provisional Congress, 1861. Provisional and permanent constitutions of the provisional government and the Confederate States, 1861-62. Statutes at Large of the provisional government, 1861-62. Laws for the army and navy of the Confederate States, 1861. Tariff of the Confederate States, 1861. Indian treaties, 1861.

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109.4 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE CONGRESS
1861-65

Textual Records: House journal notes, 1862. Journals and minutes of the Provisional Congress, Senate, and House of Representatives, 1861-65. Memorials and petitions, 1861-65, with registers. Bills and resolutions, 1861-65. Miscellaneous records of the Confederate Congresses, 1861-65. Messages of the President to Congress, 1861-65. Congressional messages, 1862-65. Credentials of members of Congress, 1861-65. Papers relating to elections, 1862-63, including a contested election. Nominations to Congress and related papers, 1861-64. Confirmation and assignment lists, 1861-65. Miscellaneous letters and reports, 1861-65. Copies of amendments, 1862-63. Estimates of funds, 1861- 65. Signatures of members of the House of Representatives, 1862- 65. Pamphlets, 1861-64.

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109.5 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE JUDICIARY
1861-64

Textual Records (in Atlanta): South Carolina District Court sequestration case files and related records, 1861-64, with a docket. Miscellaneous records, 1861-64.

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109.6 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR
1861-65

Textual Records: Letters and telegrams sent, 1861-65. Letters and telegrams received, 1861-65, with index. Records relating to personnel and accounts, including War Department payrolls and requests for funds, 1861-65. Arrest registers and other records of the Richmond office of the Provost Marshal, 1862-64. Records relating to passports, including records of the passport office at Richmond, 1861-65, and records of passports issued at various locations, 1862-64. Letters sent, 1862-65, and other records of the Agent for the Exchange of Prisoners, including muster rolls of paroled and exchanged Confederates, 1863-65, and letters and reports on the Confederate prison at Andersonville, GA, 1864-65. Miscellaneous records, 1861-65, including record book of persons taking the Confederate oath of allegiance, n.d., and copies of military and naval laws and regulations, 1861-64.

Microfilm Publications: M409, M437, M522, M523, M524, M618, M901.

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109.7 RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE WAR DEPARTMENT STAFF DEPARTMENTS
1861-76 (bulk 1861-65)

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109.7.1 Records of the Adjutant and Inspector General's
Department

Textual Records: Letters and telegrams sent, 1861-65. Letters received, 1861-65, with registers and index. Telegrams received and drafts of telegrams sent, 1861-65. Record of telegrams received, 1862-65. Account book relating to telegrams sent, 1862- 64. Inspection reports, 1863-65, with indexes, n.d. Records relating to courts-martial, 1861-65. General and special orders, 1861-65. Muster and pay rolls of Confederate military units, 1861-65 (510 ft.). Casualty lists, 1861-65. Records relating to appointments of military officers, 1861-65, with registers, rosters of officers, and lists of quartermasters. Records relating to army organization, n.d., with register. Records relating to conscription, exemption, and details, 1862-65. Register of slaves impressed, 1864-65. Miscellaneous records, 1861-76, including powers of attorney, 1861-65; records of boards of surveys, 1861-65; and Troops Tendered to the Confederate War Department, 1876.

Microfilm Publications: M410, M474, M627, M836, M935.

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109.7.2 Records of the Engineer Department

Textual Records: Sketch and cash books, 1862-64. Miscellaneous papers, 1862-65. Letters and telegrams sent, 1861-64, with registers. Record of provisions issued from the commissary store of the Engineer Department, Richmond, 1862-64.

Microfilm Publications: M628.

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109.7.3 Records of the Quartermaster Department

Textual Records: Letters sent, 1861-65. Letters received, 1861- 65, with registers and endorsements. Telegrams received, 1864. Orders and circulars, 1861-64. Records of the Pay Bureau, including letters received, 1864, and accounts of paymasters and record of payments to military personnel, 1861-65. Clothing, commutation, and miscellaneous rolls, 1861-65. Special requisitions, 1861. Miscellaneous quartermaster and commissary papers, 1861-65. Accounts with railroads, 1861-65. Bounty rolls, 1862-65. Payrolls of War Department civilian employees, 1861-65, with index, 1861-63. Slave payrolls, 1861-65, with index. Payrolls of extra duty men, 1861-65. Records relating to the valuation of horses and their equipment, 1861-65. Telegrams received relating to transportation, 1862-64. Estimates, 1864, and other records relating to the tax in kind, including abstracts of estimates, assessments, and collections of tax in kind received from assessors at Aberdeen, MS, and Tuscaloosa, AL, 1864-65. Description of uniform and dress of the Confederate States Army, 1861. Tax laws, 1863-64.

Microfilm Publications: M410, M469, M900.

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109.7.4 Records of the Subsistence Department

Textual Records: Letters, telegrams, and orders received and sent, 1861-63. Regulations, 1861-64.

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109.7.5 Records of the Ordnance Department

Textual Records: Letters sent and received, orders, account books, and other records of the Central Laboratory, Arsenal, and Armory (Macon, GA), 1862-65; arsenals at Nashville, TN, 1861-62, and Atlanta, GA, 1862-64; Richmond Arsenal and Virginia State Armory (Richmond, VA), 1861-65; Augusta Powder Factory (Augusta, VA), 1862-65; ordnance officer and depot at Savannah, GA, 1861- 63; ordnance depot at Dalton, GA, 1861-63; New Orleans Arsenal (New Orleans, LA), 1861-62; ordnance depots at Corinth and Columbus, MS, 1862; ordnance office and ordnance works at Tyler, TX, 1862-65; and the Little Rock Arsenal (Little Rock, AR), 1862- 65. Correspondence and reports of the Nitre and Mining Bureau, 1862-65.

Microfilm Publication: M119.

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109.8 RECORDS OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, CONFEDERATE WAR DEPARTMENT
1861-65

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109.8.1 Records of the Surgeon General's Office

Textual Records: Hospital muster and clothing rolls, 1861-65. Letters sent, 1861-65. Issuances, 1861-65. Regulations, 1861-63. Lists of medical officers, 1863-64.

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109.8.2 Records of Medical Directors

Textual Records: Records of the Director at Richmond, VA, consisting of correspondence, 1862-65; lists of medical officers, 1861-64; registers and lists of patients in various hospitals, 1862-63; registers of furloughs and discharges, 1862-64; statistical reports, 1862-65; and record books, 1862-65. Records of the Director at Raleigh, NC, consisting of statistical reports concerning patients and attendants, 1863-65.

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109.8.3 Records of Medical Purveyors

Textual Records: Records of the Purveyor's Office at Richmond, VA, consisting of accounts of medical and hospital supplies received and issued, 1862-65; and clothing accounts, 1863. Records of the Purveyor's Office at Macon and Savannah, GA, consisting of letters sent, 1862-64; letters, telegrams, and orders received, 1862-65; and records, invoices, inventories, abstracts, and accounts of medical and hospital supplies, 1862- 65. Letters sent by the Medical Purveyor's Office, Macon, GA, and Montgomery, AL, 1863-65.

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109.8.4 Records of hospitals

Textual Records: Registers of patients; receipt, account, and supply books; correspondence; issuances; prescription books; and general record books of hospitals in Alabama, including Fort Morgan Hospital, 1862-64, Ross General Hospital (Mobile), 1861- 65, Shelby Springs General Hospital, 1864-65, and Rock Hotel Hospital, Little Rock, AR, 1862-63; hospitals in Georgia, including Walker General Hospital (Columbus), 1864-65, General Hospital No. 1 (Savannah), 1862-64, and various hospitals at Dalton, 1862-63, and Macon, 1862-65; Bowling Green Hospital, KY, 1861-62; Shreveport General Hospital, LA, 1864-65; hospitals in Mississippi, including Lauderdale Springs General Hospital, 1862- 63, Way and Yandell Hospitals (Meridian), 1865, and St. Mary's Hospital (West Point), 1864-65; hospital at Fort Fillmore and Dona Anna, NM, 1861-62; hospitals in North Carolina, including General Hospital No. 7 and Pettigrew Hospital (Raleigh), 1861-65, Military Prison Hospital (Salisbury), 1864-65, General Hospitals No. 4 and 5 (Wilmington), 1862-65, and other North Carolina hospitals at Charlotte, Fort Fisher, Goldsboro, Greensboro, and Wilson, 1863-65; Overton General Hospital, Memphis, TN, 1861-62; General Hospitals at Franklin and El Paso, TX, 1862, and Galveston and Houston, TX, 1861-65; hospitals in Richmond, VA, including General Hospitals No. 1-27, 1861-65, Chimborazo Hospital and Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5, 1861-65, Howard's Grove Hospital, 1862-65, Jackson Hospital, 1861-65, and Camp Winder General Hospital, 1861-65; and other Virginia hospitals, including Danville, 1862-65, Orange and Farmville, 1861-65, Petersburg, 1861-65, and Williamsburg, 1861-64.

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109.8.5 Miscellaneous records

Textual Records: Record of Virginia medical officers, 1861-65. Record of vaccinations, 1864-65. Prescription books, 1864-65. Receipts, invoices, and requisitions for medical and hospital supplies, 1861-65. Property returns, 1861-65. Reports of sick and wounded, 1861-65.

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109.9 RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS
1861-65

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109.9.1 General records relating to military commands

Textual Records: General orders, Headquarters of the Armies of the Confederate States, 1865. Post, department, and army returns, rosters, and lists, 1861-65. Battle reports, 1862-64.

Microfilm Publications: M861.

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109.9.2 Records of armies and geographical commands

Textual Records: Letters and telegrams sent, registers of letters received, issuances, and other records of the Army of the Potomac (Confederate), 1861-62; Army and Department of Northern Virginia, 1862-65; Army and Department of the Peninsula, 1861-62; Department of Richmond, 1864-65; Department of Henrico, 1862-63; Department of North Carolina, 1861-62; Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, 1862-65; Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, 1861-65; Department and District of Georgia, 1861-65; Army of Pensacola, 1861-62; Central Division of Kentucky, 1861-62; Central Army of Kentucky, 1861-62; Army of Kentucky, 1861-62; Army of the Kanawha, 1861; Departments of East Tennessee and Western Virginia, 1861-64; Army and Department of Tennessee, 1862-65; Department of Alabama and West Florida, 1861- 62; District of the Gulf, 1862-65; Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, 1864-65; Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, 1864-65; Army of Louisiana, 1861; Army of the Mississippi, 1862-65; Department of the West, 1862-63; Army of the West, 1861-62; Western Department, 1861-63; Military Division of the West, 1864-65; Department of Texas, 1861-62; and Trans- Mississippi Department, 1862-65.

Microfilm Publications: M921.

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109.9.3 Records of the commands of individual general officers

Textual Records: Letters, telegrams, and orders sent and received; record books; and other command records of P.G.T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, J.C. Breckinridge, James R. Chalmers, T.H. Holmes, James Longstreet, Gideon J. Pillow, Leonidas Polk, Sterling Price, Earl Van Dorn, and others, 1861-65.

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109.9.4 Records of Confederate mobile units

Textual Records: Company books, registers of sick and wounded, clothing account books, rosters, quartermaster records, order books, letter books, descriptive lists, and other records of regiments, battalions, and companies of the Confederate Army raised in the states of AL, AR, GA, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, TX, and VA, 1861-65.

Related Records: Muster and payrolls of Confederate units in records of the Adjutant and Inspector General's Department UNDER 109.7.1.

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109.9.5 Records of local commands

Textual Records: Records, principally letters sent and received and orders, of officers serving at fixed installations, or of troops raised exclusively for service within a single state, 1861-65.

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109.10 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE TREASURY DEPARTMENT
1854-65

Related Records: Additional records of the Confederate Treasury Department in RG 365, Treasury Department Collection of Confederate Records.

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109.10.1 Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury

Textual Records: Letters and telegrams sent, 1861-65. Letters received, 1861-65, with register. Orders, circulars, and regulations, 1863-65. Requisitions on the Treasury Department for funds from the War Department, the Navy Department, and Customs, 1861-64. Disbursing journal, 1861-62. Record and stubs of War and Navy Department warrants, 1861-64. Record of balances on hand in depositories of public money, 1861-64. Accounts of Capt. and Assistant Quartermaster John H. Parkhill with the Treasurer, 1862.

Microfilm Publications: T1025.

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109.10.2 Records of the Chief Clerk

Textual Records: Receipts for payment of contingent expenses of the Treasury Department, 1862-63.

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109.10.3 Records of the Disbursing Clerks

Textual Records: Ledger of accounts, 1861-63.

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109.10.4 Records of the Office of the First Auditor

Textual Records: Ledger of accounts for the navy and Marines, 1861-62. Memorandum of moneys received from depositories and list of certificates issued by the Funding Committee, 1863-64.

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109.10.5 Records of the Office of the Second Auditor

Textual Records: Register of rolls, 1861-62. Registers of requisitions for army expenses, 1861-65. Register of letters received at Pay Division, 1862-65. Register of payments to officers and soldiers, 1861. Records of payments to soldiers, discharged soldiers, and troop units, 1861-64. Payrolls of officers, 1861-63. Letters sent relating to claims of deceased soldiers, 1862-65. Registers of claims, 1861-65. Returns of deceased soldiers and soldiers from hospitals, regimental and company officers, and others, 1861-65. Record of accounts reported to and returned from the comptroller, 1861-62. Record of bonded quartermasters and commissaries, 1861-65.

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109.10.6 Records of the Office of the Comptroller

Textual Records: Accounts of disbursing officers of the Confederate States Army, 1861-65. Register of money received and counted, 1863-65. Digest of the comptroller's decisions, 1863.

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109.10.7 Records of the Office of the Register

Textual Records: Letters sent, 1861-65. Journals and ledgers of various loans, 1861-65. Record cards of subscribers to Confederate States loans, 1861-64. Registers of loan subscriptions and unclaimed dividends, 1861. Records of loan interest dividends, 1861-64; maturing stock, 1864; issued coupon bonds, 1861; transferable stock, 1861; and interest issued, 1865.

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109.10.8 Records of the War Tax Office and the Office of the Commissioner of Taxes

Textual Records: Letters received, 1861-65, with register. Letters sent, 1861-65. Returns of collectors and assessors of the War Tax, 1861-65. Reports of the Commissioner of Taxes, 1863. Miscellaneous records, 1861-65. List of collectors, sureties, and assessors of the War Tax, 1861-65. Sales tax registers for District No. 10, Richmond, VA, 1863-65.

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109.10.9 Records of the Treasury Note Bureau

Textual Records: Registers of treasury notes, 1861-63. Schedule of note plates, 1861-64. Record book of treasury notes signed by J. Walter Jones, 1862. Memorandum of treasury notes, 1862-63. Record book of treasury note redemption, 1862-65. Certifications relating to the counting of notes returned for redemption, 1865. List of schedules of interest paid on 7/30 notes, 1864-65.

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109.10.10 Records of depositories of public funds

Textual Records: Records of treasury depositories in various states, 1864-65. Letters received by the depository at Savannah, GA, 1863-64. Record book of cash on hand at Macon, GA, depository, 1863-64. Order book of the Macon, GA, depository for the five hundred million loan, 1864. Schedule of certificates for 4-percent registered bonds received by the depository at Columbus, MS, 1864.

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109.10.11 Records relating to Confederate Customs

Textual Records: General records ("Custom Papers"), 1861. Account of bonds taken in the district of Savannah for duties on merchandise warehoused, 1860-62. Account book of the surveyor of the port of New Orleans, LA, 1854-61. Account book of B.F. McDonough, collector at Sabine, TX, 1861-64. Registers of vessels, port of Savannah, GA, 1856-64.

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109.10.12 Miscellaneous records

Textual Records: Account of William B. Johnston for bonds sold, 1863-64. Statement book of funded debt for Mississippi, 1864. List of claims, 1861-63. Index to circulars and decisions, n.d.

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109.11 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
1861-65

Textual Records: Military telegraph accounts, 1864. Papers relating to unpaid accounts of mail contractors for carrying U.S. mail, 1861-62. Mail contracts and related records, 1864-65. Letters received by the Post Office Department in the Trans- Mississippi Department, 1864-65. Instructions to postmasters and special agents, 1861. List of post offices, n.d. Route books, 1861-65. Dead letter register, 1864-65.

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109.12 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE NAVY DEPARTMENT
1861-65

Textual Records: Letters sent by the Office of Ordnance and Hydrography, 1864-65. Records of a Board for Examining Midshipmen, 1861-62. Printed registers of naval officers, 1862- 64. Payroll for the crew of the steamer Alabama, 1863. Miscellaneous records relating to the navy, 1862-64.

Microfilm Publications: M909.

Related Records: For additional records of the Confederate Navy, SEE RG 45, Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library.

Engineering Drawings (3 items): Plans of the C.S.S. Alabama, 1861. SEE ALSO 109.15.

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109.13 MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
1825-65

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109.13.1 Records relating to states

Textual Records: Records relating to various states, 1861-65. Proceedings of a convention of the commissioners of appraisement, 1864. Copies of state constitutions; legislative journals, statutes, and ordinances of secession; correspondence, reports, and accounts of state officials; and other records relating to AL, 1858-64; AR, 1859-61; FL, 1860-62; GA, 1858-65; KY, 1847-48; LA, 1856-65; MS, 1861-65; MO, 1861; NC, 1861-65; SC, 1825-63; TN, 1861; TX, 1859-64; and VA, 1859-65.

Microfilm Publications: M359, M998, T731.

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109.13.2 Collections of papers of Confederate general officers

Textual Records: Letters and telegrams received by Robert E. Lee, 1861-65. Papers relating to J.B. Floyd, 1861. Papers of P.G.T. Beauregard, 1862-64; J.R. Chalmers, 1861-65; Jubal A. Early, 1861-65; S.G. French, 1861-65; T.C. Hindman, 1861-64; J.B. Hood, 1862-64; B.R. Johnson, 1862-65; Sam Jones, 1861-64; St. John R. Lindell, 1865; J.B. Magruder, 1862-64; Lafayette McLaws, 1861-65; J.C. Pemberton, 1862-64; G.J. Pillow, 1861-64; Leonidas Polk, 1861-64; C.L. Stevenson, 1863-65; E.C. Walthall, 1863-64; Joseph Wheeler, 1863-64; and W.H.C. Whiting, 1862-65.

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109.13.3 Other records

Textual Records: "Citizens File," 1861-65 (1,300 ft.). Papers of and relating to military and civilian personnel, 1861-65 (480 ft.). Papers relating to Confederate sympathizers, deserters, guerrillas, and prisoners, 1861-65. "Vessel Papers," 1861-65. Manuscripts, 1861-65, with an index. Papers of George N. Sanders, 1860-63; Clement C. Clay, 1861-65; and Lt. Col. John Withers, 1840-60. Intercepted letters, 1861-65. Collection of Union, Confederate, British, and other foreign pamphlets, publications, and reprints, 1854-64. Original documents, 1860-65, selected for publication in The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington: Government Printing Office, 128 volumes, 1889-1901).

Microfilm Publications: M346, M347, M909.

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109.14 RECORDS OF THE U.S. WAR DEPARTMENT RELATING TO CONFEDERATES
1850-1900

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109.14.1 Records of the Adjutant General's Office relating to
military and naval service of Confederates

Textual Records: "Carded" records showing army service, 1861-65 (5,474 ft.), with indexes. Naval and Marine Corps service records, 1861-65. Hospital and prison records of persons serving in the navy and the Marine Corps, 1862-65.

Microfilm Publications: For a detailed list of microfilm publications of Confederate compiled service records and indexes, please consult the current edition of the National Archives microfilm catalog.

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109.14.2 Records relating to prisoners, oaths, and paroles

Textual Records: Letters and orders sent and received relating to prisoners, 1861-65. Records of Confederates in Union prisons, 1861-65 (227 ft.). Registers, rolls, lists, and other records of Confederate, federal, political, and civil prisoners received, transferred, escaped, paroled, died, buried, discharged, and released, 1861-65. Descriptive lists of prisoners, 1862-65. Records relating to Confederates in Union hospitals, 1861-65. Hospital registers, 1864-65. Morning reports of prisoners, 1862- 65. Ledgers of prisoners' accounts, 1862-65. Cash books, 1863-65. Mess books, 1862-63. Records of articles received for and delivered to prisoners, 1864-65. Stubs, receipts, and records of prisoners' money received, 1862-65.

Microfilm Publications: M598.

Related Records: Confederate records relating to Union prisoners of war in RG 249, Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners.

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109.14.3 Records of the Archive Office

Textual Records: Letters sent, 1865-80. Letters received, 1865- 81, with register. Report of Francis Lieber, Chief of the Archive Office, 1866. Record of answers to inquiries, 1882-94. Orders and regulations relating to the Archive Office, 1865-81. Memorandum relating to Confederate Archives, 1865-80. Time book of clerks, 1891-94. Newspaper clippings, 1874-94. Report and papers of Marcus J. Wright, 1876-86. Catalogs of Confederate military records, 1878-1900. Records relating to the exchange and treatment of prisoners in southern prisons, 1861-65, with schedules. List of accounts received by the Archive Office, 1865. Copies of miscellaneous correspondence for the period 1862-65, n.d. Index to local Confederate military organizations, n.d. "Index to Field Returns, Morning Reports, Organizations, Etc., C.S. Army, 1861-65," n.d.

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109.14.4 Miscellaneous records

Textual Records: "Union Provost Marshal Citizens File," 1861-67 (479 ft.). Correspondence concerning property taken by Confederates in Missouri, 1864-65. Letters sent by Jacob Thompson, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1857-60. Ships' papers for vessels operating from various southern ports, 1850-60. Register of maps in possession of or prepared by the Engineer Office of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina (Union), 1865.

Microfilm Publications: M345, M416.

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109.15 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)
1861-65

Maps: Civil War campaigns and fortifications, 1861-65.

SEE Engineering Drawings UNDER 109.12.


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