Confederate Prisoner of War Records
Records of the National Archives
Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865
The "Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865" (NARA M598) is a collection consisting of 427 bound volumes. The records are of Confederate prisoners of war and political prisoners confined in Union prisons. They consist mainly of registers and lists of captured soldiers and civilians. The records contain information such as names, rank, unit or residence, dates of capture, deaths, and prisoners released. Learn more about this collection.
- United States, Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865 (FamilySearch)
- Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 (Ancestry) ($) (note: this database also contains records of M918 and M2072 as well as records of Union prisoners of war from M1303.)
- Locate these records at a library using Worldcat.
Other Confederate Prisoner of War Records
- Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North, 1861-1865 (M918)
- Lists of Confederates Captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 4, 1863 (M2072)
Both of the above collections are included in Ancestry's "Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865" database mentioned above.
- Portals to Hell: Military Prisons of the Civil War (FHL 973 M2spe) (Worldcat) by Lonnie R. Speer contains the history of Union and Confederate prisons.