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Preliminary inventory of the records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War) (Record Group 110)

compiled by Patricia Andrews, Ellen Garrison, Mark German, and Ruth Johnson
[Washington, D.C. : National Archives], 1966-1967
8 v.


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"The Provost Marshal General's Bureau was created by an act of Congress approved March 3, 1863, and Col. James B. Fry was appointed Provost Marshal General of the United States on March 17, 1863, a position he held until the Bureau was abolished in 1866. The act assigned to the Provost Marshal General the responsibility for the enrollment of the national forces for the draft and for the detection and arrest of deserters. It also provided for a provost marshal and a board of enrollment to be established in each congressional district. The activities connected with enrolling, drafting, recruiting, enlisting volunteers, and reporting and arresting deserters were carried out by the State and district offices. The functions of supervising the central office branches and field offices, creating policy and regulations, standardizing quotas, tabulating credits, keeping accounts, and disbursing funds were centralized in the Provost Marshal General's Office in Washington, D.C."

"The records described in this inventory are in Record Group 110, Records of The Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War). They cover the period 1862-89 and amount to 1582 cubic feet. The inventory is is several parts.

Contents: Pt. 1. The Provost Marshal General's Office and its successor, The Enrollment Division of the Adjutant General's Office -- Pt. 2. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island -- Pt. 3. New York -- Pt. 4. New Jersey and Pennsylvania Pt. 5. Delaware and Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri -- Pt. 6. Ohio and Indiana -- Pt. 7. Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa -- Pt. 8. Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Dakota, Minnesota, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

Library has bound pts. 1-2 together and 7-8 together.



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