The Shelby County, Tennessee Register of Deeds has many free, digitized collections including Memphis Tennessee Provost Marshal Records 1861-1865.

“A Provost Marshal is an officer in the armed forces in charge of the military police. The office was created during the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865, to enforce laws and maintain order. The following contains prisoners processed by the Union Army in Memphis.”

These records include the following information:

  • Date
  • Name
  • Rank
  • Regiment
  • Where captured/place of residence including County and State
  • Description including complexion, hair color, eye color, height in feet and inches, and age


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