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About this collection

The majority of the company muster rolls in this series are from military organizations created by the State of Georgia during the Civil War for service within the state.  These military organizations include the Georgia Army (1861), the Georgia State Guards (August 1863-February 1864), and the Georgia State Line (1862-1865).  The Georgia Militia is referred to as Georgia State Troops.  Some units were later turned over to Confederate service.  There are also nearly 250 muster rolls from Georgia Volunteer Infantry.

These records were taken from Record Groups 22-1-63, Defense Dept., Adjutant General, Confederate Muster Rolls.

 

What information can I find?

 

Each record of the muster roll includes:

 

regiment or battalion

company designation

unit nickname

service branch

commanding officer

beginning date of muster

ending date of muster

 

Each muster roll also includes:

 

Name and rank of each member of the unit.  Soldiers are usually listed in rough alphabetical order after officers.

 

The muster roll may also include for each soldier:

 

Age
Date, place, by whom enlisted, and period of enlistment
Bounty paid for enlistment (if enrollment muster)
Date last paid
Remarks
Amount paid
Clothing paid
Location of muster

 

Note about indexing and digital collections: For the unit you wish to search, you can type in a portion of the name or number of the unit, its nickname, or the name of its commanding officer and click on the Search button.

 

This is the complete collection in Record Group 22-1-63.  There are two copies of most muster rolls and both copies have been included in this collection.  Unfortunately some muster rolls are almost illegible due to the type of ink used.

Usage Note: Students and teachers may use images in classroom reports and presentations if the following credit line is included with the image: Courtesy of the Georgia Archives. Each image has a "Cite as" field in the Document Description. Users can form a complete citation by combining the "Title," "Date" and "Cite as" fields for the individual image.

 

Publication in any form, including print, website, social media and blogs, requires permission.  We charge not-for-profit and commercial use fees to support maintenance of the collection.  For information, contact

 

Reference Services
archives-photos@usg.edu
Georgia Archives

 

This collection was launched March 2017

 

© Georgia Archives 2017

 
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