Confederate States of America. War Department. LETTERS RECEIVED BY THE CONFEDERATE ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL 1861-1865.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 474; v. National Archives record group 109.
Responsible to the secretary of war, the staff of the Adjutant and Inspector Generals Department carried out the details of army administration. They issued orders and regulations for the army, inspected staff departments and armies in the field, enforced regulations, dealt with nominations, appointments, and commissions, and took action on court-martials. In 1865, they took on the responsibility for military conscription. Letters covering the period from April 1861 to April 1865, are arranged first by year, then alphabetically by surname or office. They are then arranged numerically in order of their entry in the register of letters received.