United States. War Department. UNION PROVOST MARSHAL'S FILE OF PAPERS RELATING TO TWO OR MORE CIVILIANS.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1969
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 416; v. National Archives record group 109
The Provost Marshal's file from 1861 to 1867 relates to civilians who came in contact with the army. Provost marshals served as military police. They sought out and arrested deserters, Confederate spies, and civilians suspected of crimes or disloyalty. Provost courts tried cases involving civilians and military personnel accused of civil crimes. The papers include correspondence, provost court papers, passes, and paroles. Generally the arrangement is chronological. Separate groups of reels relate to civilians in military prisons and to civilian prisoners confined by the Middle Department, 8th Army Corps, at Baltimore.
An uncataloged guide, Union Provost Marshal's File of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians, is available in the Special Collections Office. An incomplete place and subject index is on the first reel.