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Civil War Sources
Compiled Service Records
1) Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers in Organizations from the State of Georgia. This is the basic source for information about Georgians. Most battalions, regiments, legions, and independent companies are included in this publication. A separate index, arranged alphabetically by the soldiers' names, is available. Included on the index are the rank, company, and unit designation for each soldier. The county of organization of each company is not shown.
2) Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations Raised Directly by the Confederate Government. Included in this series are units bearing the word "Confederate" rather than a state name in their designation. Many of these units were formed by combining two or more units that had become too small to operate independently. Also included in this series are the units of engineers, signal corps, and Indian troops.
3) Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers and Nonregimental Enlisted Men. This series includes service records of general officers; officers and enlisted men of staff departments; men on corps, division, or brigade staffs; men assigned as aides-de-camp; drillmasters; military judges; sappers; chaplains not assigned to regiments or battalions; agents; and others. The staff departments included are medical, ordnance, adjutant general, commissary general, and quartermaster general.
4) Combined Index. Sections 2 and 3 above have a combined index arranged alphabetically by the soldiers' names; it includes rank, company, and unit designation.
5) Compiled Service Records of Union Soldiers in Organizations from the State of Georgia. Georgians who chose to serve with the Union often left the state to enlist with the federal forces. There was, however, one federal unit formed within the state. This unit was the First Battalion, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, U. S. Army. This roll of microfilm contains the compiled service records of the men in that unit.
6) Confederate Marine and Naval Personnel. These are not compiled service records. The information contained in them is broken down into personnel records and hospital records that are available at the National Archives, and it is arranged alphabetically by surname. There is no index.
7) Reference File Relating to Confederate Medical Officers. This is an alphabetical name index card file containing information available at the National Archives concerning medical officers who served in Confederate forces.
About the source: Free booklet provided by the archives. Source Citation: Charlotte Ray, Compiler, Civil War Sources at the Georgia Department of Archives and History (1990).