Union Citizens File record example

    Union Citizens File

    Records: 471,957 · Complete: 100%

    Provost marshals are military police who sought deserters, spies, and disloyal citizens, and brought them to justice. They also investigated theft of government property. These files include correspondence, provost court papers, orders, passes, paroles, oaths of allegiance, transportation permits, and claims for compensation for property used or destroyed by military forces.

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    "Union Provost Marshals' File Of Paper Relating To Individual Civilians" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/782/union-citizens-file: accessed May 19, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Union Citizens File
    Total Records
    471,957 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    M345
    Record Group
    109
    Published on Fold3
    04 Nov 2011
    Last Updated
    25 Aug 2014
    Description
    NARA M345. Documents relating to civilians who came into contact with the Army during the Civil War, including deserters, thieves, and spies.