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== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
The collection consists of Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from South Carolina for the years 1861 to 1865. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
 
The collection consists of Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from South Carolina for the years 1861 to 1865. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
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*Prison registers  
 
*Prison registers  
 
*Parole rolls
 
*Parole rolls
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
===To Browse This Collection===
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{{Image Visibility}}
{{Tip|This collection contains searchable content in the NARA Catalog.  They can be accessed by clicking on the National Archives identifier in the Record Description.  Once inside the Catalog, click on the "Search Within This Series".}}
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
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{{HR Tip|This collection contains searchable content in the NARA Catalog.  They can be accessed by clicking on the National Archives identifier in the Record Description.  Once inside the Catalog, click on the "Search Within This Series".}}
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
The following information may be found in these records:
 
The following information may be found in these records:
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*NARA publication number, title, and roll number  
 
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number  
 
*Sometimes, an estimated year of birth
 
*Sometimes, an estimated year of birth
 
 
== Collection Content  ==
 
== Collection Content  ==
 
For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M267. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com Fold3] (previously Footnote.com).  
 
For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M267. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com Fold3] (previously Footnote.com).  
  
 
Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.
 
Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.
 
 
== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
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*The place where the soldier enlisted
 
*The place where the soldier enlisted
 
*The years the soldier served
 
*The years the soldier served
 
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
{{Search Collection Link
 
{{Search Collection Link
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===  
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===  
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
 
 
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
 
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit
 
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
 
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name  
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*Search the records of nearby military units
 
*Search the records of nearby military units
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned  
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned  
 
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[South Carolina, United States Genealogy|South Carolina]].
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[South Carolina, United States Genealogy|South Carolina]].
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* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
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* [[Beginning United States Civil War Research]]
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* [[Locating a Confederate Civil War Soldier (1861–1865)]]
 
* [[GuidedResearch:South Carolina|South Carolina Guided Research]]
 
* [[GuidedResearch:South Carolina|South Carolina Guided Research]]
 
* [[South Carolina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[South Carolina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Step-by-Step South Carolina Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
* [[Step-by-Step South Carolina Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
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== Known Issues ==
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=South-Carolina-Civil-War-Service-Records-of-Confederate-Soldiers-1861-1865-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
 
 
 
 
 
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
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Record Description
Record Type Compiled Service records
Record Group RG 109: War Department of Confederate Records
Collection years 1861-1865
Microfilm Publication M267. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. 392 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 438586957
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from South Carolina for the years 1861 to 1865. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:

  • Name and age of soldier
  • Year(s) of service
  • Rank and military unit in which served
  • Physical description
  • Occupation
  • Town, county and state of residence
  • Prison registers
  • Parole rolls

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Service

  • Name of soldier
  • Soldier's rank, company and regiment in which served
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Time period of enlistment
  • Reason for detachment
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number
  • Sometimes, an estimated year of birth

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M267. Index courtesy of Fold3 (previously Footnote.com).

Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate age or birth date of the soldier
  • The place where the soldier enlisted
  • The years the soldier served

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
  • Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church and land records
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the records of nearby military units
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of South Carolina.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.