Guide to Federal Records

Treasury Department Collection of Confederate Records


(Record Group 365)
1833-78 (bulk 1861-65)
102 cu. ft.

Overview of Records Locations

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  • 365.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 365.2 RECORDS OF THE CENTRAL OFFICE, CONFEDERATE TREASURY DEPARTMENT 1847-65 270 lin. ft.
  • 365.2.1 Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury
  • 365.2.2 Records of the Office of the Treasurer
  • 365.2.3 Records of the Office of the Comptroller
  • 365.2.4 Records of the Office of the First Auditor
  • 365.2.5 Records of the Office of the Second Auditor
  • 365.2.6 Records of the Office of the Third Auditor
  • 365.2.7 Records of the Office of the Register
  • 365.2.8 Records of the Office of the Commissioner of Taxes
  • 365.2.9 Records of the Produce Loan Bureau
  • 365.2.10 Records of the Lighthouse Bureau
  • 365.2.11 Records of the Treasury Note Bureau
  • 365.3 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN ALABAMA 1860-65 19 lin. ft.
  • 365.3.1 Records relating to Mobile
  • 365.3.2 Records relating to Montgomery
  • 365.3.3 Records relating to other Alabama localities
  • 365.4 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN GEORGIA 1861-65 12 lin. ft.
  • 365.4.1 Records relating to Athens
  • 365.4.2 Records relating to Augusta
  • 365.4.3 Records relating to Columbus and Eaton
  • 365.4.4 Records relating to LaGrange, Milledgeville, Thomasville, and Savannah
  • 365.4.5 Records relating to Savannah
  • 365.4.6 Records relating to other localities
  • 365.5 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN LOUISIANA 1853-65 8 lin. ft.
  • 365.5.1 Records of the Assistant Treasurer, New Orleans
  • 365.5.2 Records relating to Shreveport
  • 365.5.3 Records relating to other localities
  • 365.6 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN MISSISSIPPI 1861-65 6 lin. ft.
  • 365.6.1 Records relating to Aberdeen
  • 365.6.2 Records relating to Jackson
  • 365.6.3 Records of other localities
  • 365.7 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN SOUTH CAROLINA 1851-66 25 lin. ft.
  • 365.7.1 Records of the Assistant Treasurer, Charleston
  • 365.7.2 Records of the Office of the Collector of Customs, Charleston
  • 365.7.3 Records relating to Darlington
  • 365.7.4 Records relating to other localities
  • 365.8 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN TEXAS 1843-65 1 lin. ft.
  • 365.8.1 Records relating to Galveston
  • 365.8.2 Records relating to San Antonio
  • 365.8.3 Records relating to other localities
  • 365.9 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN VIRGINIA 1861-78 10 lin. ft.
  • 365.9.1 Records relating to Harrisonburg
  • 365.9.2 Records relating to Lynchburg and Petersburg
  • 365.9.3 Records relating to Richmond
  • 365.9.4 Records relating to Staunton
  • 365.9.5 Records relating to other localities
  • 365.10 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN OTHER STATES 1861-65 7 lin. ft.
  • 365.10.1 Records of field offices in Arkansas
  • 365.10.2 Records of field offices in Florida
  • 365.10.3 Records of field offices in North Carolina
  • 365.10.4 Records of field offices in Tennessee
  • 365.11 MISCELLANEOUS TREASURY RECORDS RELATING TO SEVERAL STATES 1861-65 6 lin. ft.
  • 365.12 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT (MILITARY) 1862-65 30 lin. ft.
  • 365.12.1 Records of Headquarters of the Cotton Bureau
  • 365.12.2 Records of the Houston, TX, office of the Cotton Bureau
  • 365.13 RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE DISTRICT COURTS 1861-67 22 lin. ft.
  • 365.13.1 Records of the District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • 365.13.2 Records of the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • 365.14 RECORDS OF STATE GOVERNMENTS 1833-74 8 lin. ft.
  • 365.14.1 Records of the State of Louisiana
  • 365.14.2 Records of the State of Mississippi
  • 365.15 RECORDS OF THE U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT RELATING TO THE CONFEDERATE TREASURY DEPARTMENT 1863-77 5 lin. ft.

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365.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Finding Aids: Carmelita S. Ryan, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Treasury Department Collection of Confederate Records, PI 169 (1967); and Henry Beers, comp., Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America (1968).

Related Records: War Department Collection of Confederate Records, RG 109.

COLLECTION HISTORY

Although most Confederate treasury records that came into the possession of the U.S. Government passed into and remained in the custody of the War Department (SEE RG 109), some were acquired by the Treasury Department through special agents appointed to regulate commerce in areas recaptured by federal forces and to superintend captured and abandoned Confederate property. These records were supplemented by purchases in 1872 and 1873 and the transfer of a small quantity of records from the War Department.

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 365.2 RECORDS OF THE CENTRAL OFFICE, CONFEDERATE TREASURY
DEPARTMENT
1847-65
270 lin. ft.

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 365.2.1 Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury

Textual Records: Name and subject indexes, n.d. Registers, 1861- 65. Letters and telegrams sent, 1861-65, with name and subject indexes, n.d., and register, 1861-64. Letters received, 1861-65. Miscellaneous office records, 1861-65. Registers of civil and military pay warrants, 1861-64, with incomplete name index, n.d., and register, 1861-64. Copies of resolutions and acts of Congress and state legislatures, 1861-65. Regulations and circulars, 1861- 64. Drafts of estimates of appropriations, 1863-65. Records relating to disbursing officers of the Treasury Department, 1861- 65; the Justice Department, 1861-64; the State Department, 1861- 65; and the War Department, 1861-65. Records relating to the expenses of district courts, 1861-64.

Microfilm Publications: M499, M500.

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 365.2.2 Records of the Office of the Treasurer

Textual Records: Miscellaneous office records, 1861-65. Journal, 1862-63. Miscellaneous receipts, 1863-64. Incomplete name indexes, n.d. Registers of certificates of stock issued under Confederate loans, 1861-65. Register of call certificates and bonds issued, 1863-65. Lists and stub book of interest payments, 1863-65. List of the disbursing officers of the War Department, n.d.

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 365.2.3 Records of the Office of the Comptroller

Textual Records: Letters sent, 1861. Letters received from Cabinet officers, 1862-63; and from collectors and surveyors of customs, 1863. Miscellaneous office records, 1861-65. Incomplete name indexes, n.d. Army and navy bonds, 1861-65. Records of the Customs Service, 1847-65. Weekly reports of export duty on cotton, 1861-65, with incomplete name index. Registers of claims for pay, clothing, bounties, and horses, 1864-65. Applications for reissue of certificates, warrants, and registered bonds that were lost, destroyed, or stolen, 1863-65. Lists of Confederate depositories, n.d. Registers of bonded officials of the Executive departments, 1861-64, and of the Army and Navy Departments, 1861- 65. Penalty bonds, 1861-64. Civil, military, and naval contracts, 1861-65, with register, 1861-64, and incomplete name indexes. Printed medical and subsistence regulations of the War Department, 1861-62.

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 365.2.4 Records of the Office of the First Auditor

Textual Records: Certifications of accounts, 1861-62, with incomplete name index. Records relating to expenses of members of Confederate Congress, 1863-65. Miscellaneous records relating to naval matters, 1862-64. Navy yard payrolls, 1864. Miscellaneous navy rolls, 1862-65. Miscellaneous office records, 1861-65.

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 365.2.5 Records of the Office of the Second Auditor

Textual Records: Register of military claims, 1862. Miscellaneous office records, 1862-65.

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 365.2.6 Records of the Office of the Third Auditor

Textual Records: Journal of Post Office Department accounts, 1861-65, with incomplete name index. Miscellaneous covering warrants, 1864. Miscellaneous office records, 1861-64.

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 365.2.7 Records of the Office of the Register

Textual Records: List of warrants drawn on the Treasurer, 1863. Miscellaneous office records, 1861-64.

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 365.2.8 Records of the Office of the Commissioner of Taxes

Textual Records: Miscellaneous office records, 1862-65.

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 365.2.9 Records of the Produce Loan Bureau

Textual Records: Miscellaneous office correspondence, 1862-65.

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 365.2.10 Records of the Lighthouse Bureau

Textual Records: Correspondence, 1861-64. Records relating to lighthouse establishments, 1860-65.

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 365.2.11 Records of the Treasury Note Bureau

Textual Records: Confederate Treasury notes, 1861-64, with lists of notes, n.d. Bonds, stocks, and certificates of indebtedness, 1861-65. Miscellaneous office records, 1861-65.

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 365.3 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN ALABAMA
1860-65
19 lin. ft.

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 365.3.1 Records relating to Mobile

Textual Records: Miscellaneous office accounts, 1863-65. Receipts for payments of interest on Treasury notes, 1862-65, with incomplete name index. Miscellaneous reports, 1863-65. Weekly reports of Treasury notes funded, 1864. Stub books for certificates issued, 1863-65. Miscellaneous report books, 1862- 64. Cashbook, 1862-65. Journal and ledger of produce loan accounts, 1862-65. Incomplete name indexes, n.d. Cotton transactions, 1860-65.

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 365.3.2 Records relating to Montgomery

Textual Records: Miscellaneous accounts, 1862-64. Invoices of cotton purchases, 1862-63. Cotton transactions, 1862-65. List of subscribers to produce loans, 1862-63. Loan certificates issued, 1861-63, including stub books, 1862-65. Quarterly reports and receipts for delivery of coupon bonds, 1862-65. Receipts, including miscellaneous lists, reports, and other papers, concerning payments of interest on bonds and Treasury notes, 1861-65. Schedules of certificates deposited by the Alabama Tax Collector, 1864-65. Incomplete name indexes, n.d.

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 365.3.3 Records relating to other Alabama localities

Textual Records: Bills of sale and lists of sales of cotton, 1862-65. List of cotton purchases by Gray A. Chandler, a subagent for the Produce Loan Office, 1862-64. Receipts for the delivery of coupon bonds, 1861-64, with incomplete name index. Weekly reports of certificates issued, 1864-65. Certificates for bonds and registered stock, 1862-64. Miscellaneous military vouchers, 1862-65.

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 365.4 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN GEORGIA
1861-65
12 lin. ft.

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 365.4.1 Records relating to Athens

Textual Records: Lists of stock certificates issued by depository at Athens and receipts for delivery of bonds, 1861-64, with incomplete name index.

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 365.4.2 Records relating to Augusta

Textual Records: Lists of stock certificates and interest payments, 1863-64, with incomplete name indexes. Receipts ("vouchers") for interest payments on 7/30 notes issued by depository at Augusta, 1864.

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 365.4.3 Records relating to Columbus and Eaton

Textual Records: Weekly reports of stock certificates issued by depositories at Columbus and Eaton, 1864, with incomplete name index.

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 365.4.4 Records relating to LaGrange, Milledgeville, Thomasville,
and Savannah

Textual Records: Bond certificate stub book, 1862-63. Lists of certificates issued by depositories at La Grange, Milledgeville, Thomasville, and Savannah, 1864, with incomplete name indexes.

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 365.4.5 Records relating to Savannah

Textual Records: Ledger of loan transactions, 1862-64. Miscellaneous records of collector of customs for Savannah, 1861- 65, with incomplete name index.

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 365.4.6 Records relating to other localities

Textual Records: Receipts ("vouchers") for payment of interest on Treasury notes, 1861-64. Lists of subscriptions to produce loans, 1861-62. Certificates for stocks and bonds issued by depositories throughout Georgia, 1862-64, with incomplete name indexes.

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 365.5 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN LOUISIANA
1853-65
8 lin. ft.

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 365.5.1 Records of the Assistant Treasurer, New Orleans

Textual Records: Letters sent and received by the Office of the Assistant Treasurer, 1853-65, and disbursing officers, 1858-62. Letters received by Superintendents of the New Orleans Mint, 1857-60. Stub book of certificates of deposit, 1864-65. Journals of accounts, 1861-65. Schedule of Treasury notes, 1858-62. Receipts for payments of public service and post office warrants, 1861-65; and of 6-percent call certificates, 1862-63.

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 365.5.2 Records relating to Shreveport

Textual Records: Cotton bills of sale, 1862-64, and cotton- transaction books, 1862-64, with incomplete name index. Reports of cotton purchases, 1862-65. Abstracts of cotton purchases, 1862-63, with incomplete name index.

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 365.5.3 Records relating to other localities

Textual Records: Bond and stock certificates and receipts, 1861- 64. Name index to the New Orleans Daily True Delta, n.d.

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 365.6 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN MISSISSIPPI
1861-65
6 lin. ft.

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 365.6.1 Records relating to Aberdeen

Textual Records: Weekly reports of bond certificates issued by depository at Aberdeen, 1864, with incomplete name index.

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 365.6.2 Records relating to Jackson

Textual Records: Correspondence of the Produce Loan Office, 1862- 65. Lists of cotton and produce loan subscriptions, n.d. List of subscribers to produce loan, 1862, with incomplete name index. Monthly reports of cotton purchases, 1862-65. Cotton bills of sales, 1862-63. Receipts for agents' expenses, 1862-64. Cotton inspection reports, 1862-65, with abstracts, 1862-65. Miscellaneous reports and receipts, 1861-65. Stock certificate stub book, 1863. Lists of interest payments, 1863-65.

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 365.6.3 Records of other localities

Textual Records: Receipts for the payments of tithe taxes, 1864- 65. Yazoo River cotton claims, 1863-64.

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 365.7 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN SOUTH CAROLINA
1851-66
25 lin. ft.

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 365.7.1 Records of the Assistant Treasurer, Charleston

Textual Records: Lists of and receipts for payment of interest, 1862-65, with incomplete name indexes. Receipts for the expenses of the Treasury Note Bureau, 1863-64. List of certificates issued, 1865.

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 365.7.2 Records of the Office of the Collector of Customs,
Charleston

Textual Records: Tonnage book of foreign vessels, 1851. Enrollment bonds, 1861-63, with incomplete name index. Inward and outward manifests of vessels clearing Charleston, 1858-64. Cotton export bonds, 1861-64. Register of export duty on cotton, 1861- 65.

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 365.7.3 Records relating to Darlington

Textual Records: Stub books of certificates issued by depository at Darlington, 1864-65.

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 365.7.4 Records relating to other localities

Textual Records: Name index to the Charleston Daily Courier, n.d. Miscellaneous cotton transactions in South Carolina, 1862-66. Weekly reports of certificates issued under different Confederate loans, 1862-65, with incomplete name index. Receipts for the delivery of coupon bonds, 1861-63; and certificates for bonds, 1864, with incomplete name index.

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 365.8 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN TEXAS
1843-65
1 lin. ft.

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 365.8.1 Records relating to Galveston

Textual Records: Antebellum customs records for the District of Texas (port of Galveston), 1843-60.

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 365.8.2 Records relating to San Antonio

Textual Records: Quarterly abstracts of disbursements of depository at San Antonio, 1862-63.

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 365.8.3 Records relating to other localities

Textual Records: Tithe tax estimates, 1864-65. Oaths of allegiance, 1862.

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 365.9 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN VIRGINIA
1861-78
10 lin. ft.

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 365.9.1 Records relating to Harrisonburg

Textual Records: Lists of bond certificates issued, 1864, with incomplete name index.

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 365.9.2 Records relating to Lynchburg and Petersburg

Textual Records: Lists of bond certificates issued, 1864, with incomplete name index.

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 365.9.3 Records relating to Richmond

Textual Records: Records relating to the return of captured gold to Richmond banks, 1865-78.

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 365.9.4 Records relating to Staunton

Textual Records: Receipts for the delivery of bonds, 1862-64.

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 365.9.5 Records relating to other localities

Textual Records: Receipts for the delivery of bonds, 1861-64. Voting lists for the ordinance of secession, 1861. Miscellaneous records relating to depositories, 1864-65. Lists of Treasury notes funded, 1864. Certificates for stocks and bonds issued by depositories throughout Virginia, 1862-64, with incomplete name index. Stub books for certificates issued, 1864-65.

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 365.10 RECORDS OF FIELD OFFICES IN OTHER STATES
1861-65
7 lin. ft.

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 365.10.1 Records of field offices in Arkansas

Textual Records: Lists of cotton purchases, 1864, with incomplete name index. Weekly reports of the depository at Little Rock, 1861-64.

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 365.10.2 Records of field offices in Florida

Textual Records: Weekly reports of stock certificates issued by depositories, including those in Quincy and Tallahassee, 1861-65, with incomplete name index.

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 365.10.3 Records of field offices in North Carolina

Textual Records: Weekly reports and certificates and receipts of stock and bond certificates issued by depositories in Asheville, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Lincolnton, Morganton, Oxford, and Raleigh, 1863-65, with incomplete name indexes. Miscellaneous records and lists, 1861-65.

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 365.10.4 Records of field offices in Tennessee

Textual Records: Miscellaneous records, 1861-65.

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 365.11 MISCELLANEOUS TREASURY RECORDS RELATING TO SEVERAL STATES
1861-65
6 lin. ft.

Textual Records: Lists of cotton sold, burned, or disposed of from the Montgomery warehouse, 1864-65, with incomplete name index. Records concerning cotton destroyed or captured in Mississippi and Louisiana, 1862-63. Miscellaneous lists relating to cotton and bonds, n.d. Bills of sale and abstracts of cotton purchased, 1862-65, with incomplete name index. Card index to names of persons who sold cotton, n.d. Samples of paper currency issued by Confederate states, counties, municipalities, and private institutions, 1861-64.

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 365.12 RECORDS OF THE CONFEDERATE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT
(MILITARY)
1862-65
30 lin. ft.

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 365.12.1 Records of Headquarters of the Cotton Bureau

Textual Records: Letters sent, 1863-65. Letters received, 1864- 65, with register, 1864-65. Endorsement books, 1863-65. Lists of cotton shipments, 1863-65. Cotton transactions, 1864-65. Correspondence concerning aliens, 1862-64. Issuances of military commands, 1863-65. Incomplete name index, n.d.

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 365.12.2 Records of the Houston, TX, office of the Cotton Bureau

Textual Records: Letters sent, 1864-65, with incomplete name index. Record of endorsements, 1863-65. Letters received, 1864- 65, with abstracts,1864-65, and incomplete name index. Weekly reports of cotton purchases, 1864. Record of shipments of cotton, 1864-65. Record of deliveries of cotton by railroads, 1864-65. Record of cotton received and delivered, 1864-65. Record of receipt and delivery of rope and bagging, 1864-65. Cotton sales book, 1864-65. Cash book, 1864. Journal of cash accounts, 1864- 65. Ledger and record of certified accounts, 1864-65. Unidentified index to records of cotton transactions in Texas, n.d. Record of the Texas joint-stock company, 1864. List of cotton sales, n.d.

Microfilm Publications: T1129.

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 365.13 RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE DISTRICT COURTS
1861-67
22 lin. ft.

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 365.13.1 Records of the District Court for the Southern District
of Georgia

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Receiver's docket, 1861-62, with incomplete name index. Journal of indebtedness to alien enemies, 1861-63, with incomplete name index. List of sequestration returns, 1861-64, with abstract, n.d. Records received from the U.S. War Department relating to sequestered property, 1860-67.

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 365.13.2 Records of the District Court for the Eastern District
of Texas

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Admiralty cases, 1861-65. Criminal cases, 1862-65. Case files of sequestration proceedings, 1862-65. Minutes of sequestration proceedings, 1861-63, with incomplete name index. Application files for sequestration of alien enemy property, 1861-65. Writs of judgment ("Fieri Facias"), 1864. Receivers' account book, 1861-64. Inventory of sequestered goods of Chester N. Case, alien enemy, 1862. Marshal's accounts, 1861-64. Receiver's accounts, 1862-65. Receipts for money paid from sequestration fund, 1862-65. Oaths of office, 1861-65. Jury lists, 1861-65. Proceedings against defaulting jurors, 1863-65.

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 365.14 RECORDS OF STATE GOVERNMENTS
1833-74
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 365.14.1 Records of the State of Louisiana

Textual Records: State and county bonds, 1833-62. Pay warrants and orders, 1858-65.

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 365.14.2 Records of the State of Mississippi

Textual Records: Index to register of subscribers to the Mississippi cotton loan, 1874.

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 365.15 RECORDS OF THE U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT RELATING TO THE
CONFEDERATE TREASURY DEPARTMENT
1863-77
5 lin. ft.

Textual Records: List of indexes and bound volumes, n.d. Lists of abstracts of information concerning Confederate citizens, n.d. Name index to evidence of transactions with the Confederate Government, n.d. Records concerning Confederate property in Europe, 1863-77, with lists, n.d. Records relating to Confederate agents in Europe, 1863-65. Records relating to the Arman case, 1867-73. Records relating to the construction of ships in Europe, 1863-67. Records relating to the Erlanger loan, 1863-67. Letters relating to the sale of the steamer Georgian, 1868-69. Correspondence concerning compensation of special agents, 1867- 73. Records concerning Confederate property in Nassau, 1866-69. Indexes to the "Pickett Papers," n.d. Index to the report of the French and American Claims Commission, n.d. Name index to British claimants before the Mixed Commission under the Treaty of Washington, n.d. Personal property received from prisoners by the U.S. Army, 1864-67.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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