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United States. War Department. Union Provost Marshal’s File of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians.

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
94 reel(s)

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.

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United States. War Department. Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records.

United States. War Department. UNFILED PAPERS AND SLIPS BELONGING IN CONFEDERATE COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1962
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 347; v. National Archives record group 109
442 reel(s)

The War Department placed papers in this series when, for one reason or another, the records could not be positively connected with any soldier for whom there was a compiled service record. In some cases, the soldiers served in a home-guard unit or Another state organization never called into the service of the central government. The card abstracts contain entries taken from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, hospital registers, and parole rolls. Also included are references to original records, letters, vouchers, requisitions, and oaths of allegiance. The records are arranged alphabetically by surname.

An uncataloged guide, Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records, available in the Special Collections Office, indicates the surnames included on each reel.

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