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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Union Prisoner of War Records|Union Prisoner of War Records]]''
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Union Prisoner of War Records|Union Prisoner of War Records]]''
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Prisoner of war records of Union prisoners are described in ''The Confederacy: A Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ti%3AThe+Confederacy%3A+A+Guide+to+the+Archives+of+the+Government+of+the+Confederate+States+of+America Worldcat]) ({{FHL|973 A5mb|disp=FHL book 973 A5mb 1986}}) by Henry Putney Beers. Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners are described on pages 247–59.
  
 
=== Union Prisoner of War Records  ===
 
=== Union Prisoner of War Records  ===
  
Prisoner of war records of Union prisoners are described in:  
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==== Andersonville Confederate Prison Records, 1864-1865 ====
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The "Selected Records of the War Department Commissary General of Prisoners Relating to Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville, GA, 1864-65" (NARA M1303) is a collection of registers, lists, returns, reports, and indexes that relate to Union prisoners of war that were held in the prison at Camp Sumter, Andersonville, GA, February 1864 to April 1865. The records include a register of about 30,000 departures from the prison, indexes and registers of prisoners admitted to the prison hospital, registers of prisoner deaths and burials as well as monthly reports of prisoners.
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'''Online'''
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1124 Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865] (Ancestry) ($) (note: this database also contains [[Confederate Prisoner of War Records|Confederate Prisoner of War Records]] M598, M2072, and M918)
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*Beers, Henry Putney. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=554116&disp=The+confederacy+%3A+a+guide+to+the+archi%20%20&columns=*,0,0 The Confederacy: A Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America, 1968]''. Reprint, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record Administration, 1986. (FHL book 973 A5mb 1986.) Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners are described on pages 247–59.
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'''Libraries'''
  
Prisoner of war records at the Family History Library include:
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*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37784927 Worldcat].
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*Family History Library ({{FHL|1930186|disp=FHL 1930186–91}})
  
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=731087&disp=Andersonville+Confederate+Prison+records++ Selected Records of the War Department Commissary General of Prisoners Relating to Federal Prisoners Confined at Andersonville, Georgia, 1864–65]''. National Archives Microfilm Publication M1303. (FHL film 1930186–91.) Contains a register of about 30,000 departures from the prison; indexes and registers of prisoners admitted to the prison hospital; registers of prisoner deaths and burials as well as monthly reports of prisoners; and so on.
 
  
=== Histories ===
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=== Related Books ===
  
Speer, Lonnie R., ''Portals to Hell: Military Prisons of the Civil War'', (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, c1997), contains the history of Union and Confederate prisons. {{FHL|692179|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2spe}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/portals-to-hell-military-prisons-of-the-civil-war/oclc/36817057&referer=brief_results Other libraries].  
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*''Portals to Hell: Military Prisons of the Civil War'' ({{FHL|973 M2spe}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/title/portals-to-hell-military-prisons-of-the-civil-war/oclc/36817057&referer=brief_results Worldcat]) by Lonnie R. Speer contains the history of Union and Confederate prisons.
  
  

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Prisoner of war records of Union prisoners are described in The Confederacy: A Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America (Worldcat) (FHL book 973 A5mb 1986) by Henry Putney Beers. Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners are described on pages 247–59.

Union Prisoner of War Records

Andersonville Confederate Prison Records, 1864-1865

The "Selected Records of the War Department Commissary General of Prisoners Relating to Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville, GA, 1864-65" (NARA M1303) is a collection of registers, lists, returns, reports, and indexes that relate to Union prisoners of war that were held in the prison at Camp Sumter, Andersonville, GA, February 1864 to April 1865. The records include a register of about 30,000 departures from the prison, indexes and registers of prisoners admitted to the prison hospital, registers of prisoner deaths and burials as well as monthly reports of prisoners.


Online


Libraries


Related Books

  • 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.