Confederate Prisoner of War Records
|United States |
Civil War, 1861-1865
Union Prisons for Confederate Soldiers[edit | edit source]
Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865[edit | edit source]
Camp Douglas, Chicago
- Register of Confederate soldiers who died in Camp Douglas, 1862-65 : and lie buried in Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, Ills., 1892.Cincinnati, Ohio : Cohen & Co., 1892 FHL Digital Images
Camp Morton, Indiana
- List of Prisoners, 1863 - 1865 NARA NAID 5637765
Elmira, New York
- Clay W. Holmes. The Elmira prison camp : a history of the military prison at Elmira, New York, July 6, 1864 to July 10, 1865; with an appendix containing the names of Confederate prisoners buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery.New York, New York : Putnam's Sons, 1912. FHL Digital Images
Johnson's Island, Ohio
- Death Register of Confederate Prisoners at Johnson's Island, Ohio, 1889 - 1904
- Registers of Confederate Prisoners at Johnson's Island, Ohio, 1889 - 1904
The "Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865", NARA M598 is a collection consisting of 427 bound volumes. The records are of Confederate prisoners of war and political prisoners confined in Union prisons. They consist mainly of registers and lists of captured soldiers and civilians. The records contain information such as names, rank, unit or residence, dates of capture, deaths, and prisoners released.
- 1861 - 1865 - United States, Records Of Confederate Prisoners Of War, 1861-1865 at FindMyPast - Index
- 1861-1865 - United States, Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865 (FamilySearch)
- Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 (Ancestry) ($) (note: this database also contains records of M918 and M2072 as well as records of Union prisoners of war from M1303.)
- 1864-1866 - United States Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1864-1866 at FamilySearch — index
- Fort Delaware Society Heritage Research Confederate and Union soldiers.
- Wiki articles describing online Familysearch collection is found at:
- Locate M598 at a library using Worldcat.
Union Provost Marshals' File[edit | edit source]
The Provost Marshals' File of papers relating to two or more civilians (NARA M416) contains lists of civilian prisoners in Union prisons. The records of prisoners are on microfilm rolls 84-94 and are listed alphabetically by prison location. The records are available online.
- 1861-1866 - United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866 at FamilySearch — images
- 1861-1866 - United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866 at FamilySearch — images
Other Confederate Prisoner of War Records[edit | edit source]
- Selected records of the War Department relating to Confederate prisoners of war, 1861-1865 NARA M598
- Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North, 1861-1865 (M918)
- Lists of Confederates Captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 4, 1863 (M2072)
- Roll of Confederate prisoners of war, paroled at Meridian, Mississippi, May 1865
Both of the above collections are included in Ancestry's "Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865" database mentioned above.
Related Books[edit | edit source]
- Portals to Hell: Military Prisons of the Civil War (FHL 973 M2spe) (Worldcat) by Lonnie R. Speer contains the history of Union and Confederate prisons.
References[edit | edit source]
- United States. National Archives and Records Service. Pamphlet Describing M416: Union Provost Marshal’s File of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians. Washington, D.C., National Archives And Record Service, 1969.