Confederate Citizens File

Records: 268,108 · Complete: 100%

The papers reproduced in this publication were created or received by the Confederate War and Treasury departments. Most are alphabetized vouchers that came into the custody of the US War Department after the Civil War. After being assembled in 1891-92, they were used to facilitate post-war claims cases filed by Southern citizens. The vouchers show goods furnished or services rendered by private citizens and firms to the Confederate government, establishing the disloyalty of Southern claimants.

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Fold3, Confederate Citizens File (/title/60/confederate-citizens-file :accessed June 6, 2020), database and images,

Publication Title
Confederate Citizens File
Total Records
Records: 268,108 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
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Published on Fold3
December 28, 2007
Last Updated
November 3, 2010
NARA M346. Known as the "Citizens File," these original records pertain to goods furnished or services rendered to the Confederate government by private individuals or business firms.