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| micro_pub_nr =M317  
 
| micro_pub_title = Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas  
 
| micro_pub_title = Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas  
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| NAID = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/586957?q=*:* 586957][https://catalog.archives.gov/id/438 438]
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| FS_URL_01 =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932387?collectionNameFilter=true Unfiled Papers of Confederate Soldiers]
 
| FS_URL_02 =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837922?collectionNameFilter=false Arkansas Confederate Pensions]   
 
| FS_URL_02 =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837922?collectionNameFilter=false Arkansas Confederate Pensions]   
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| FS_URL_09 =[[Arkansas Genealogy]]
 
| FS_URL_09 =[[Arkansas Genealogy]]
 
| FS_URL_10 =[[Confederate Service Records|Confederate Service Records]]
 
| FS_URL_10 =[[Confederate Service Records|Confederate Service Records]]
| FS_URL_11 = [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]]
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| FS_URL_11 =[[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]]
| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]  
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.ark-ives.com/research/browse-archival-collections.aspx?id=1275 Arkansas State Archives Confederate Home Records]  
 
| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.ark-ives.com/research/browse-archival-collections.aspx?id=1275 Arkansas State Archives Confederate Home Records]  
 
| RW_URL_03 =[http://www.ark-ives.com/research/browse-archival-collections.aspx?id=1265 Arkansas State Archives Muster Rolls, Rosters and Lists]  
 
| RW_URL_03 =[http://www.ark-ives.com/research/browse-archival-collections.aspx?id=1265 Arkansas State Archives Muster Rolls, Rosters and Lists]  
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
 
This collection includes Civil War service records from 1861 to 1865.  
 
This collection includes Civil War service records from 1861 to 1865.  
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*Inspection reports
 
*Inspection reports
  
For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M317. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com] (Previously known as Footnote.com).  
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For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M317. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com] (Previously known as Footnote.com).<br>
  
<br>Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.  
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Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.  
  
 
This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records.  
 
This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records.  
  
The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
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The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.<br>
  
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{{Tip|This collection contains searchable content in the NARA Catalog.  They can be accessed by clicking on the National Archives identifier in the Record Description.  Once inside the Catalog, click on the "Search Within This Series".}}
  
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
 
*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
  
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==  
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*Name of the person  
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*The name of the person  
 
*The location or date of the event  
 
*The location or date of the event  
  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
=== 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.
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
 
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== What Do I Do Next? ==  
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==  
 
If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly.  You may want to search for the original record at the [https://www.archives.gov/digitization/digitized-by-partners National Archives and Records Administration].
 
If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly.  You may want to search for the original record at the [https://www.archives.gov/digitization/digitized-by-partners National Archives and Records Administration].
 
=== I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log.  This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found.  Family search wiki has a  [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Example Research Log] that you can download and use.
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as, birth, baptism, marriage, and death records  
*Use the age or estimated birth date to find county or [[Arkansas Vital Records]] such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the [[United States Census, 1860 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] or the [[United States Census, 1870 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] or the [[United States Census, 1880 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  Search the state censuses as well.
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*Search for a military pension record
*Use the information found in the record to find [[United States, Internal Revenue Assessment Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
 
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
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=== Record Finder===
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Consult the [[Arkansas Record Finder]] to search other records
  
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
 
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;Collection Citation:"Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865."Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. From "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas." Database. Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M317. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961.
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{{Collection citation | text = "Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865."Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. From "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas." Database. Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M317. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961.}} <br><br>
 
  
 
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Record Type Compiled Service records
Record Group RG 109: War Department Collection of Confederate Records
Collection years 1861-1865
Microfilm Publication M317. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas. 256 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 586957438
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What is in This Collection?

This collection includes Civil War service records from 1861 to 1865.

The collection consists of Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Arkansas. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:

  • Muster rolls
  • Returns
  • Rosters
  • Payrolls
  • Appointment books
  • Hospital registers
  • Union prison registers and rolls
  • Parole rolls
  • Inspection reports

For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M317. Index courtesy of www.fold3.com (Previously known as Footnote.com).

Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.

This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records.

The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The index to these records contains the following:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name
  • Year
  • Age (often estimated)
  • Military unit served in
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

The papers are in separated into individual files which usually include the following:

  • A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served
  • A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports
  • The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index

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?

If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the National Archives and Records Administration.

I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as, birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Search for a military pension record
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Record Finder

Consult the Arkansas Record Finder to search other records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865."Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas." Database. Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M317. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961.
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