South Carolina Department of Archives and History


South Carolina Archives Summary Guide
to Records of the Confederate States of America




The Summary Guide to Records of the Confederate States of America is a listing of 15 record series that include 5 cubic feet of paper records and

3 microfilm reels of records created by the government or military branch of the Confederate States of America.


Updates to the guide will be made to reflect new accessions as records are acquired.




Using the Summary Guide            Technical Reference (terms and abbreviations)



Search the Summary Guide to State Records:

Army        District Court for South Carolina        Admiralty Court

About Records of the Confederate

States of America

The repository holds a small group of records of the military and government of the Confederate States of America (CSA), consisting largely of records donated to the agency or microfilm copies of records in other repositories which were purchased by the department. Many of these records were created by individuals in an official capacity with the CSA. Included are order books, record and report books, quartermaster records, muster rolls, and enrollment books for chiefly infantry regiments.



The majority of the repository's records dealing with the Confederacy and the Civil War are found in other collections: State Records, Federal Records, County Records, and a small number in Private Records. Detailed information about Confederate records in the holdings may be found in Confederate Military Records at the Archives and in "Guide to Civil War Records" (see The Civil War Years publication list).



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