Confederate Casualty Records

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Casualty generally refers to any soldier lost to active military service due to death, injury, desertion, having been captured, or soldiers that are missing.

Confederate Casualty Reports[edit | edit source]

The "Confederate Casualty Reports" or "Confederate States Army Casualties: Lists and Narrative Reports, 1861-1865" (NARA M836) are comprised of unbound lists and narrative reports of casualties submitted to the Confederate War Department by units of the Confederate Army. Confederate Army regulations required that, after participating in action, each unit submit a return of the killed, wounded, and missing, together with narrative reports of the action. [1]

To learn more about the Confederate Casualty Reports see an explanation of the records at Fold3.

See the official NARA pamphlet explaining these records in detail at M836.pdf.

Where to Find the Records[edit | edit source]



  • Locate these records at a library using Worldcat.

References[edit | edit source]

  • John P. Deeben. Treating the Southern Sick and Wounded: Confederate Hospital Records at the National Archives. NGS Magazine NGS Magazine 38 # 1 (January-March 2012): 38- 44. FHL 973 D25ngs
  1. United States. National Archives and Records Service. Pamphlet Describing M836: Confederate States Army Casualties: Lists and Narrative Reports 1861- 1865. Washington, D.C., National Archives And Record Service, 1971.