Civil War Cat-and-Mouse Game
Researching Blockade-Runners at the National Archives
Microfilm Publications Helpful for Researching Blockade-Runners
(Military records only)
Record Group 109: War Department Collection of Confederate RecordsM346 Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens and Business Firms. 1,158 rolls.
M909 Papers Pertaining to Vessels of or Involved With the Confederate States of America: "Vessel Papers." 32 rolls.
M409 Index to Letters Received by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861 - 1865. 34 rolls.
M437 Letters Received by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861 - 1865. 151 rolls.
M522 Letters Sent by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861 - 1865. 10 rolls.
Record Group 45: Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and LibraryM89 Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy from Commanding Officers of Squadrons, 1841 - 1886. 300 rolls.
M625 Area File of the Naval Records Collection, 1775 - 1910. 414 rolls.
M1091 Subject File of the Confederate States Navy, 1861 - 1865. 61 rolls.
M517 Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy from the President and Executive Agencies, 1837 - 1886. 49 rolls.
M472 Letters Sent by the Secretary of the Navy to the President and Executive Agencies, 1821 - 1886. 20 rolls.
Record Group 94: Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's - 1917M797 Case Files of Investigations by Levi C. Turner and Lafayette C. Baker, 1861 - 1866. 137 rolls.
Record Group 153: Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army)
M1105 Registers of the Records of the Proceedings of the U.S. Army General Courts Martial, 1809 - 1890. 8 rolls.
Military Records Helpful for Researching Blockade-Runners
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Record Group 45: Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and LibraryEntry 464, U.S. Navy Subject File, 1775 - 1910. File designation SG (Blockade Running), XY (Disposition of Captured Ships) and XZ (Prize Money).
Entry 146, Rough Lists of Captured and Capturing Vessels, 1861 - 65.
Entry 147, Summaries of Proceedings for the Adjudication of Prizes, 1861 - 63.
Entry 148, Summaries of District-Court Proceeding in Prize Cases, 1861 - 67.
Entry 149, Register of Prize Cases, 1861 - 74.
Entry 150, Index to Register of Prize Cases, 1861 - 68.
Entry 151, Register of Prizes, 1861 - 63.
Entry 152, Correspondence with Consuls Relating to Blockade Runners, September 1861 - June 1863.
Entry 153, Register of Prizes, 1861 - 64.
Entry 156, Register of Prisoners Captured on Blockade-Runners, 1862 - 1865.
Entry 157, Decrees of Distribution of Prize Moneys, 1862 - 69.
Entry 159, Index to Prizes, 1862 - 71.
Entry 160, Letters Received Relating to Confederate Blockade Runners, 1863 - 65.
Record Group 109: War Department Collection of Confederate RecordsEntry 199, Records of Confederates in Union Prisons, 1861 - 65.
Record Group 24: Records of the Bureau of Naval PersonnelEntry 118, Logs of United States Navy Ships, 1801 - 1946.
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