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//title/782/union-citizens-file: accessed May 6, 2021)

Publication Title
Union Citizens File
Total Records
471,957 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
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.