Thursday, October 28, 2010

CIVIL WAR SOLDIER RESEARCH CHECKLIST, PART IV

VIII. Medical Records

1. Mention of wounds in muster roll
2. Mention of wounded in regimental reports to commanding generals (O.R.)
3. Mention of woundings in reports of state Adjutant-General
4. Hospital records
A. National Archives- RG 94, Series M1828, Index to Surgeons' Reports in File A & Bound Manuscripts of Adjutant General's Office, 1861-1865 (1 roll)
B. Medical & Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion
5. Mention of wounded in letters to local newspaper from men in regiment
6. Mention of local wounded in newspaper accounts of particular battles
A. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library at Springfield, IL
B. State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia, MO
C. Requests for artificial limbs/eyes to State Adjutant-General/War Department

IX. Courts-Martial

1. General Orders of Specific Department of the Army
2. Execution orders/sentence subject to commutation by commanding general or the President
A. National Archives- RG 94, Series M1523, Proceedings of the U.S. Army Courts-Martial and Military Commissions Against Union Soldiers Executed by U.S. Military Authorities

X. Prisoner-of-War Records

1. Death rolls maintained by prison camps
2. National Archives- RG 92, Series M918, Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, & Civilians Who Died in Federal Prisons & Military Hospitals in the North (1 roll)
3. Mention of men captured in regimental reports to commanding generals
4. Mention of men captured in regimental reports to State Adjutant-General
5. Mention of men captured in CMSRs
6. Mention of men captured in letters home from men in regiment
A. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library at Springfield, IL
B. State Historical Society of Missouri at Columbia, MO
7. Letters of inquiry from parents/spouses to State Adjutant-General
A. Illinois State Archives
8. Mentions in after-the-war disability claims
A. Pension list of 1883

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