As a way to tie together all the Confederate prisoner of war records that we’ve discussed over the last several weeks, I thought you might want to know about a specific record the War Department compiled in the early 20th century to document all of the Confederate POWs who died in Federal custody during the [...]
Continuing the discussion of Confederate records, another major portion of material in Record Group 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records, includes records about Confederate prisoners of war. Of particular note, these are actually records created by Union military prisons, compiled or maintained by the Office of the Commissary General of Prisoners in the U.S. War [...]
Confederate records that survived the Civil War cover a variety of aspects and functions of both the Confederate government and its armed forces. One of the major components of the War Department Collection of Confederate Records includes records of various military hospitals that were established in several Southern states during the war. Administered by the Confederate [...]
Since we are about to embark on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War–various activities commemorating events leading up to the war have already taken place around the country since January–it seems useful to highlight some of the major records we have available at the National Archives. Let’s start with an overview of Confederate records. [...]
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