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== Record Description  ==
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== What Is In This Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1861 to 1865.<br>
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The collection consists of Confederate service records of soldiers who served from Missouri for the years 1861 to 1865. The following records are found in the various muster rolls:  
 
 
The collection consists of Confederate service records of soldiers who served from Missouri. The following records are found in the various muster rolls:  
 
  
 
*Name of soldier  
 
*Name of soldier  
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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 M322. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com]&nbsp;(previously Footnote.com).  
 
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 M322. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com]&nbsp;(previously 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.&nbsp;
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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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Missouri." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.}}
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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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.
  
The records are in individual files which usually include the following:
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
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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".}}
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, 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
 
  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
The index to these records contains the following:  
 
The index to these records contains the following:  
  
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*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
 
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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These records also usually include the following:
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as roll number and the unit served in) to locate your ancestors in the service records. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Keep in mind that even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served  
 
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*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
When you have located your ancestor’s service record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
 
 
For example:
 
  
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
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*The name of your ancestor
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*The age
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
  
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=== Search the Index ===
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== Related Websites  ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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]].
  
*[http://www.civilwarsoldiersearch.com/confederate-service-records.html Civil War Soldier Search] - Confederate Service Records
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) Searchable Civil War service records
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
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*Search for the family in census records
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*Search for military pension records
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*Search for church, land and probate records
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images 
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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
  
*[[Confederate Service Records|Confederate Service Records]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[Missouri Military Records|Missouri Military Records]]
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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.<br>
*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1|United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1]]<br>
 
*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2|United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2]]<br>
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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"Missouri, 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 Missouri." Database. ''Fold3.com''. <nowiki>http://www.fold3.com</nowiki> : n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M322. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Missouri, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Compiled Service Records
Record Group RG 109: War Department Collection of Confederate Records
Collection years 1861-1865
Microfilm Publication M322. Compile Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the of Missouri. 193 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 586957
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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National Archives and Records Administration


What Is In This Collection?

The collection consists of Confederate service records of soldiers who served from Missouri for the years 1861 to 1865. The following records are found in the various muster rolls:

  • Name of soldier
  • Rank, Company and Battalion
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • By whom enlisted
  • Length of enlistment
  • Payment for service
  • Remarks regarding discharge, desertion, or death

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 M322. Index courtesy of www.fold3.com (previously 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.

To Browse This Collection

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

These records also usually include the following:

  • A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, 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 your ancestor
  • The age

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?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

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

  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for military pension records
  • Search for church, land and probate records

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

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

"Missouri, 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 Missouri." Database. Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M322. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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