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Index of Georgia Regiments during the War Between the States.
Master List of all GEORGIA Rosters ON-LINE
Georgia Confederate Military Records
Listing of Soldiers
War Soldiers and Sailors Search
database. Information includes
list of confederate and union soldiers, African American Sailors
in the Union Navy, regiments, battles, Fort McHenry confederate prison,
Andersonville union prison, Petersburg Cemetery burials, medals and
civil war related national parks.
about the GA Military System, BEFORE you begin.
(Defining GA military groups)
RESOURCE BOOKS TO
BEGIN YOUR SEARCH
ROSTERS OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF GEORGIA
by Lillian Henderson.
(Contains Volunteer and Regular Regiments only
- not Artillery, Calvary, or State Guard, Reserve, Militia, State Line
Regiments) Six volumes with index in separate volume by Juanita Brightwell.
Lookup: ROSTER OF THE CONFEDERATE
SOLDIERS OF GEORGIA, 6 vols. Lillian Henderson. On CD.
Kristopher L Swinson email@example.com
The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865.
Janet B. Hewett, ed. (Wilmington, NC; Broadfoot
Publishing Co, 1996)
This is a multi-volume set derived from the
microfilmed indexes to CSA Compiled Military Service Records. As such,
it is an alphabetical roster of all CSA soldiers listed in those indexes
at the National Archives! I suggest readers check out a nearby college/university
library and photocopy the pages (from Hewett) listing the family names
they are researching. Make sure to copy every listing that renders your
family name phonetically, or renders it in a way attributable to unclear
penmanship (the letter n may turn into u; m may be n, or vice versa, etc.)
Thus, "Mangham" may be rendered as "Maughan," "Maugham," "Mangum," "Mangrum,"
"Magham," etc. Don't underestimate the creativity of Confederate First
Sergeants and company clerks! (Or of Union PoW camp registrars, hospital
The listings in the Hewett rosters will read
as follows, for example: Mangham, John W. GA 2nd Bn. S.S. Co. B Cpl.
(This shows that John W. Mangham was a corporal
in a Georgia unit known as the 2nd Battalion Sharpshooters.)
(My great-great-grandpa is also listed as Manghham,__
GA 5th Inf. Co. L; this reflects a muster roll entry from Company L, 5th
Georgia Volunteer Infantry, which gives his last name only--and that was
misspelled.) If your local library doesn't have the Hewett rosters yet,
you can doubtless have them call another library which will photocopy a
couple of pages for you without any hassle (if they won't, you should try
calling!) At one stroke, you will get a very good idea about which of your
ancestors and cousins may have served in the CSA, and in which units; then
it's fairly simple to order their service records from the Natl. Archives
as described below.Contributed by:Major
Confederate Research Sources: a guide
to archive collections, by James C. Neagles. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry
Military Bibliography of the Civil War
by Charles Dornbusch. New York: Public Libary, 1961-87.
Eileen Babb McAdams copyright 2004