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Access the records: United States, Confederate Navy and Marine Service Records, 1861-1865 .
This collection contains images of naval and marine service records, consisting of card abstracts of vessel papers, pay rolls, muster rolls, hospital and prison records including some original documents relating to service in the Confederate Navy and Marine Corps. This is NARA microfilm publication M260 and is from Record Group 109 War Department Collection of Confederate Records.
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- "United States, Confederate Navy and Marine Service Records, 1861-1865." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M260. Washington D.C.: National Archives, n.d.
Key genealogical facts vary between individual records. They may include:
- Name of serviceman
- Name of vessel where served
- When and where captured
- When and where confined
- When exchanged
- Register number and page
- Remarks which may include death and burial details
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- Civil War Soldier Search - Confederate Service Records
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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