United States, Civil War Unfiled Papers of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 How to Use the Record
- 4 Record History
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 8 Sources of Information for This Collection
Collection Time Period
These records date from the beginning to the end of the Civil War 1861–1865.
The United States Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records collection is a collection of papers that were found during the American Civil War (1861-1865). These records were copied by Union soldiers when they captured these papers between the years 1903 and 1927.
During the Civil war, the Confederate side lost many records because they were sent away, left behind or destroyed.
The key genealogical facts of this record usually includes:
- Full name of Confederate Soldier
- Where the soldier was born
- Date of Death
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth
- Place of Death
- The certificate number
- When the record was reported and when it was returned
How to Use the Record
When the Confederate government evacuated Richmond, many Confederate records were sent away, destroyed, or left behind. Some of the records found their way into the hands of the Union Army and were forwarded to the War Department. In July 1865, the Adjutant General established a bureau for the “collection, safekeeping, and publication of Rebel Archives.” In 1903 the Secretary of War persuaded the Governors of most Southern States to lend Confederate military personnel records to the War Department for copying.
Why this Record Was Created
These records are generally reliable
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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.
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections
Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection
- United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
- Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
Sources of Information for This Collection
United States. [Agency/creator, unless redundant]. Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records. NARA M0347. National Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C.