Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Former Confederate (CSA) record example

Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Former Confederate (CSA)

Records: 8,697 · Complete: 100%

These "Galvanized Yankees" were Confederate prisoners of war who gained their release from prison by enlisting in the Union Army. Compiled service records consist of a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and unit. It typically contains card abstracts of a soldier's original muster and hospital rolls, descriptive books, lists of deserters, returns, notational cards, and possibly enlistment papers, casualty sheets, death reports, prisoner of war papers, and correspondence.

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"Compiled Service Records of Former Confederate Soldiers who Served in the 1st Through 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiments, 1864-1866." database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/45/civil-war-service-records-cmsr-union-former-confederate-csa: accessed January 20, 2021)

Publication Title
Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Former Confederate (CSA)
Total Records
8,697 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number
M1017
Record Group
94
Published on Fold3
10 Oct 2008
Last Updated
15 Feb 2009
Description
NARA M1017. Compiled service records of former Confederate soldiers (Galvanized Yankees) who served in the 1st through 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiments, 1864-1866.