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Ancestry.com. Stati Uniti, Documenti compilati sul servizio dei soldati confederati, 1861-1865 [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 provided by Fold3 © Copyright 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
Dati originali: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers. The National Archives at Washington, D.C. View full source citation

 Stati Uniti, Documenti compilati sul servizio dei soldati confederati, 1861-1865

Questo database contiene l'archivio dei documenti compilati sul servizio (CSR) dei soldati che hanno prestato servizio nelle unità dell'esercito confederato. La maggior parte degli uomini il cui nome compare in quest'archivio prestarono servizio nelle unità di 15 stati e territori diversi, altri erano soldati di carriera del governo confederato, generali e ufficiali di stato maggiore e altri soldati arruolati non associati con un reggimento.

This database contains an index to compiled service records (CSRs) for soldiers who served with units in the Confederate army. Most of the men whose names appear in this index served with units from 15 different states or territories; others were soldiers raised directly by the Confederate government, generals and staff officers, and other enlisted men not associated with a regiment.

Compiled service records are files of cards that abstract original military records relating to an individual soldier. A typical CSR will include an envelope that lists a soldier’s name, rank, unit, and card numbers, followed by cards with details extracted from muster rolls, rosters, hospital rolls, Union prison records, payrolls, and other records, with a new card being created each time a soldier’s name appeared on a new document. The CSRs may also include original documents pertaining to the soldier. The CSRs do not constitute an exhaustive list of all men who served in the Confederate army.

The task of compiling these records for Confederate soldiers began in 1903. NARA describes this effort:

“The compilation of service records of Confederate soldiers was begun in 1903 under the direction of Brig. Gen. Fred C. Ainsworth, head of the Record and Pension Office of the War Department. Abstracts were made form documents in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records and from documents borrowed by the War Department in an effort to obtain as nearly complete military service records as possible. The abstracts made from the original records were carefully checked to ensure that the abstracts were accurate.”

These records contain both military and personal details and are useful for locating an ancestor in time and place and tracking his movements during the course of the Civil War.