United States, Military Burial Records from the National Archives (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1768-1921.

This collection consists of two National Archives microfilm publications. First, the Register of Confederate soldiers, sailors and citizens who died in federal prisons and military hospitals in the North, 1861-1865, which is NARA Microfilm M918,1 roll. The register of Confederate dead is arranged by place of death then alphabetically by name. A table of contents will be found at the beginning of the volume. The second microfilm publication is burial registers for military posts, camps, and stations, 1768-1921, NARA Microfilm M2014, 1 roll. It consists of two volumes of burials, most occurring between 1860 and 1890. Check the descriptive pamphlet for the arrangement of the post, camps, and stations.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

National Archives and Records Administration. “Register of Soldiers, Sailors & Citizens of the Confederacy Who Died in Northern Prisons & Hospitals” and “Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations, 1768-1921.” National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Company
  • Regiment or vessel
  • Date of death
  • Remarks (may include cause of death)
  • Number and location of grave

How to Use the Record

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the 'NARA Publication' category
⇒ Select the 'Volume' category which will take you to the images.

Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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Contributions to This Article

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.