November 23, 2011

Military Records: Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865

This database contains the complete index of the National Archives microfilm roll number M918, Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North 1861-1865. The collection includes the names of approximately 25,000 individuals.

After the Civil War, federal law did not provide for the burial or marking of graves for Confederate soldiers who died in the North. At the turn of the century, however, Confederate veterans' groups convinced the government to pass a statute that provided for the appropriate marking of these graves. As part of the project, the government compiled the 665-page register.

Listings Include:- Individual's First and Last Name.
- Location of Death or Burial.
- The National Archives Page Number.

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