Civil War Soldiers - Union - 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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Publication Title
Civil War Soldiers - Union - CSA
Total Records
Records: 8,697 · Complete: 100%
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Published on Fold3
October 10, 2008
Last Updated
February 15, 2009
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.