This office was the custodian of records concerning officer and enlisted personnel of the Army. The records include orders for the assignment and transfer of officers, reports of deaths with inventories of personal effects, applications for leave, certificates of disability signed by surgeons, resignations of officers, copies of orders issued by Army commands, muster rolls and payrolls, returns of prisoners, and inspection reports.
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General Orders of Confederate War Dept
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NARA M901. Four volumes of general orders and numbered circulars issued by the Confederate War Department, with name and subject index.