Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 is a free collection at FamilySearch of more than 2 million service records of soldiers who served the Confederacy during the US Civil War.

 

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“The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:

  • 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. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm.”

 
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Information in these records may include:

  • “Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name
  • Year
  • Age (often estimated)
  • Military unit served in
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number”

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