Records Search: Civil War Letters from Southern Div Districts

Letters Received from Districts in the Southern Division, 1863 - 1865

NARA Record Group 110. Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War)  Inventory Entry Number: 1366

The entries include the district name, the letter's sender and receiver, its subject, date and comments.

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This database contains an index to letters sent during the Civil War, generally between Union officers.

Below you can search for the names of the writer and recipient, date, receiving Federal district, or the letter’s content.

NOTE: Words to Search for can be surnames, ship names, or any other words. Individual words can be partial words ending with an * (asterisk) as a wildcard.  It will NOT work if the asterisk begins a word, only if it's at the end of one. A phrase can be something like "The following men" or "Number of men".


It is important to note that both short words and "common" words (known also as "stop words") may be ignored even if they are included in MUST appear, Exclude, or in a Phrase.

Words to Search for: Words that should be found but are not given the highest importance.

Words that MUST appear: Words to be given heavier weight aka more importance in your search.

Words to EXCLUDE that Should NOT appear: Words you wish NOT to be included in search results.

Phrases: Up to 3 Exact Match Phrases you want included in your search results.

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