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Civil War Microfilm at the National Archives
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Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations
Raised Directly by the Confederate Government.
(M258. 123 rolls. 16mm. DP.)
This microfilm publication reproduces the compiled service records of Confederate soldiers who served in military organizations raised directly or otherwise formed by the Confederate government and therefore not identified with any one state. Two or three of these organizations seem to have been originally considered units of the Confederate Regular Army. Several others were raised among residents of Indian Territory; one was made up of foreigners recruited among Union prisoners of war.
Preceding the jacket-envelopes for the individual soldiers in each organizational unit, there are usually empty envelopes on which the officers of the unit are listed. Jacket-envelopes contain cards showing the exact captions of muster-in and muster-out rolls that were copied and the certifications of the mustering officers verifying the accuracy of the rolls. Record-of-events cards indicate the activities in which any part of the unit had been engaged. Because of the irregular way in which most of these units were organized, there are relatively few caption cards. Record-of-events cards are more numerous, but they sometimes do not contain any account of happenings because no such notation was made in the original records.
The compiled service records reproduced in this microfilmed publication are indexed on M818.
Roll Description 1 1st Confederate Cavalry A--C 2 D--H 3 I--N 4 O--T 5 U--Y 1st Confederate Regular Cavalry 6 1st Battalion, Trans-Mississippi Confederate Cavalry (1st Battalion, Arkansas and Louisiana Cavalry) 7 3d Confederate Cavalry A--C 8 D--H 9 I--N 10 O--S 11 T--Y 6th Battalion, Confederate Cavalry 12 7th Confederate Cavalry (Claiborne's Regiment, Partisan Rangers; 7th Regiment, Confederate Partisan Rangers): A--B 13 C--F 14 G--K 15 L--Pa 16 Pe--S 17 T--Z 7th Battalion, Confederate Cavalry (Prentice's Battalion, Confederate Cavalry) 18 8th (Dearing's) Confederate Cavalry 19 8th (Wade's) Confederate Cavalry (2d Regiment, Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry) A--D 20 E--K 21 L--R 22 S--Z 23 10th Confederate Cavalry A--E 24 F--K 25 L--P 26 R--Z 27 14th Confederate Cavalry A--K 28 L--Z 29 15th Confederate Cavalry (1st Regiment, Alabama and Florida Cavalry) A--C 30 D--Ha 31 He--Mi 32 Mo--R 33 S--Z 34 20th Confederate Cavalry (Lay's Regiment, Confederate Cavalry) A--M 35 N--Y Baxter's Battalion, Confederate Cavalry 36 Bell's Battalion, C.S.A. Blake's Scouts, C.S.A. Burrough's Battalion, Partisan Rangers (Princess Anne Partisan Rangers) Clarkson's Battalion, Confederate Cavalry, Independent Rangers A--K 37 L--Y Fort's Scouts, C.S.A. Lyon's Escort, Forrest's Cavalry, C.S.A. Martin's Escort, C.S.A. 38 Mead's Confederate Cavalry (Mead's Regiment of Partisan Rangers) 39 Murchison's Battalion, Cavalry Powers' Regiment, Confederate Cavalry Capt. Raum's Co., Confederate Cavalry (Warren Dragoons) Wheeler's Scouts, C.S.A. (Hawkins' Scouts, C.S.A.; Carter's Scouts, C.S.A.; 1st Tennessee Mounted Scouts) 40 Wood's Regiment, Confederate Cavalry A--Ca 41 Ce--E 42 F--He 43 Hi--L 44 M--O 45 P--Sl 46 Sm--Z 47 1st Regular Battery, Confederate Light Artillery (Semmes' Battery; Barnes' Battery) Braxton's Battalion, Confederate Artillery (Battalion C, 2d Corps, Army of Northern Virginia) Courtney's Battalion, Confederate Artillery Cunningham's Battalion, Confederate Artillery Cutshaw's Battalion, Confederate Artillery Capt. Davis' Co., Confederate Light Artillery De Gournay's Battalion, Heavy Artillery (12th Battalion, Louisiana Heavy Artillery) 48 Capt. Dent's Battery, Light Artillery, C.S.A. Haskell's Battalion, Confederate Artillery Huger's Battalion, Confederate Artillery Lewis' Battalion, Confederate Artillery Capt. Lillard's Co., Independent Scouts and Rangers (Nelson Rangers and Scouts) Capt. Madison's Co., Mounted Spies and Guides (Phillips' Mtd. Spies and Guides) 49 Capt. Marshall's Co., Confederate Artillery (Brown Horse Artillery) Martin's Battalion, Confederate Reserve Artillery McIntosh's Battalion, Confederate Artillery (Battalion C, Reserve Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia) McLaughlin's Battalion, Confederate Artillery Montague's Battalion, Confederate Heavy Artillery (4th Battalion, Confederate Heavy Artillery) Nelson's Battalion, Confederate Artillery (31st Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery; 3d Battalion Reserve, Light Artillery) Lt. W. B. Ochiltree's Detachment of Recruits (Detachment of Regulars) Maj. R. C. M. Page's Battalion, Confederate Artillery (Carter's Battalion of Artillery; Braxton's Battalion of Artillery) Palmer's Battalion, Confederate Artillery (Robertson's Battalion of Artillery) Poague's Battalion, Artillery Richardson's Battalion, Confederate Light Artillery (Battalion A. 1st Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia) 50 Maj. F. W. Smith's Battalion, Confederate Heavy Artillery Stark's Battalion, Confederate Light Artillery (Battalion B. 1st Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia) 51 Stuart's Horse Artillery Capt. White's Battery, Horse Artillery 52 1st Confederate Infantry (1st Confederate Regiment, Georgia Volunteers) A--B 53 C--E 54 F--Ha 55 He--K 56 L--M 57 N--Ri 58 Ro--S 59 T--Y 60 1st Battalion, Confederate Infantry (Forney's Regiment, Confederate Infantry) A--K 61 L--W 62 2d Confederate Infantry 3d Confederate Infantry A--D 63 E--W 64 4th Confederate Infantry (1st Regiment, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi Infantry) A--F 65 G--N 66 O--Y 67 8th Battalion, Confederate Infantry (2d Foreign Battalion, Infantry; 2d Foreign Legion, Infantry) 68 9th Confederate Infantry (5th Confederate Infantry; 5th Confederate Regiment, Tennessee Infantry) A--F 69 G--Mi 70 Mo--Y 71 Bailey's Consolidated Regiment of Infantry Bradford's Corps, Scouts and Guards (Bradford's Battalion) 72 Brooks' Battalion, Confederate Regular Infantry Brush Battalion, C.S.A. A--O 73 P--W Lt. Cunningham's Ordnance Detachment (Capt. Cuyler's Ordnance Detachment) Capt. Davis' Co. of Guides, C.S.A. Exchanged Battalion, C.S.A. (Trans-Mississippi Battalion; Western Battalion) A--N 74 O--Z Forrest's Scouts, C.S.A. 75 Gillum's Regiment (Henry Gillum's Regiment; Gillum's Regiment, Mounted Infantry; Gillum's Regiment, Mounted Riflemen) Lt. Haskell's Co., Infantry Jackson's Co., C.S.A. Capt. McDaniel's Co., Secret Service Stirman's Regiment, Sharp Shooters Tucker's Regiment, Confederate Infantry A--D 76 E--Z Lt. Young's (5th) Co., Retributors 77 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles (1st Arkansas Cherokee Mounted Rifles) A--L 78 M--Y 79 1st Cherokee Mounted Volunteers (Watie's Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers; 2d Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Rifles, Arkansas; 1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Rifles or Riflemen) A--K L--Y 1st Squadron, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers (Holt's Squadron, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers) 81 1st Chickasaw Infantry (Hunter's Regiment, Indian Volunteers) 82 1st Choctaw Mounted Rifles 83 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles A--G 84 H--N 85 O--Y 86 1st Creek Mounted Volunteers (1st Regiment, Creek Mounted Rifles or Riflemen; Creek Regiment, Mounted Indian Volunteers; 2d Regiment, Arkansas Creeks) A--H 87 I--S 88 T--Z 1st Osage Battalion, C.S.A. 1st Seminole Mounted Volunteers A--C 89 D--Y 90 2d Cherokee Mounted Volunteers (2d Regiment Cherokee Mounted Rifles or Riflemen) 91 2d Creek Mounted Volunteers Cherokee Regiment (Special Service) Deneale's Regiment, Choctaw Warriors (Deneale's Confederate Volunteers) Shecoe's Chickasaw Battalion, Mounted Volunteers Washington's Squadron of Indians, C.S.A. (Reserve Squadron of Cavalry) Capt. Wilkins' Co., Choctaw Infantry Miscellaneous Indian Records 92 1st Confederate Engineer Troops A--C 93 D--F 94 G--L 95 M--R 96 S--Z 97 2d Confederate Engineer Troops A--J 98 K--Z 99 3d Confederate Engineer Troops A--F 100 G--O 101 P--Z 102 4th Confederate Engineer Troops A--R 103 S--Z Engineers, C.S.A. A--B 104 C--Di 105 Do--F 106 G--Hi 107 Ho--L 108 M--Ri 109 Ro--S 110 T--Y 111 Nitre and Mining Bureau, War Department, C.S.A., A--H 112 I--N 113 P--W 114 Sappers and Miners A--K 115 L--Y 116 Signal Corps, C.S.A. A--B 117 C--F 118 G--L 119 M--N 120 O--S 121 T--Z 122 Bands, C.S.A. Lt. Click's Co., Ordnance Scouts and Guards, C.S.A. Infantry School of Practice 123 Invalid Corps Officers Surnamed Morgan, C.S.A. President's Guard, C.S.A. Miscellaneous Records
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