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   Civil War Soldiers and Sailors  Search online 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.


Basics 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 kswin@juno.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 attendants, etc.)
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 Dana Mangham


Confederate Research Sources: a guide to archive collections, by James C. Neagles. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Pub. 1986

Military Bibliography of the Civil War by Charles Dornbusch. New York: Public Libary, 1961-87.
 

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