United States, Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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United States Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North, 1861-1865
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Record Description
Record Type Burial Lists
Record Group RG 92: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General
Collection years 1861-1865
Microfilm Publication M918. Register of Confederate Soldiers,Sailors, and Citizens who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals, 1861-1865. 1 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetically by city then by name.
National Archives Identifier 617202
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of an index and images of a Register of Confederate soldiers,sailors and citizens who died in federal prisons and military hospitals in the North,1861-1865. This collection corresponds to NARA publication, M918, one roll from Record Group 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General. The register was compiled in 1912 in the Office of the Commissioner for Marking the Graves of Confederate Dead. The register is arranged by place of death then alphabetically by name. A table of contents will be found at the beginning of the volume.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records generally contain the following:

  • Name
  • Rank, company, regiment
  • Date of death
  • Locality of grave

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How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate burial or death date

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Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the name and death information to search for a death record
  • Use the name and death information to obtain the individual's military records from the federal government
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor

Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"United States, Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North, 1861-1865." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

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