North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 is a free collection at FamilySearch with Confederate Soldier service records including:

  • Muster rolls
  • Returns
  • Rosters
  • Payrolls
  • Appointment books
  • Hospital registers
  • Union prison registers and rolls
  • Parole rolls
  • Inspection reports For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier’s surname


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What Can I Learn from Civil War Service Records?


These records may include:

  • Soldier’s full name
  • Rank, company and unit in which served
  • Year(s) of service
  • Age (sometimes estimated)
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • By whom enlisted
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number



How Can Civil War Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With North Carolina Civil War Service records information you may be able to:

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
  • Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records
  • Use the information found to search additional state and county records


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