by Craig R. Scott, CG
The images in this series are from National Archives Microfilm Publication M346, Confederate Papers Relating to Citizen or Business Firms. They are taken from Record Group 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records. They reproduce a series of more than 650,000 vouchers and other related documents most of which date from 186 to 1865.
These documents relate to goods furnished or services rendered the Confederate government by private individuals or business firms. Most of these documents were created or received by the Confederate War and Treasury Departments. After the Civil War they were in the custody of the US War Department. These were later assembled by the Confederate Archives Division of the Adjutant General’s Office and used to establish the disloyalty of claimants seeking restitution after the war. The series of records is also known as the “Citizens File.” A descriptive pamphlet for this series of records can be found here.