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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2313

Confederate States of America documents from the Civil War


Documents and forms issued during the American Civil War by various departments of the government of the Confederate States of America (CSA).


  • Creation: 1861-1865

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes blank and filled-in forms and documents from the CSA government departments: Army, Dept. of the Treasury, Dept. of War, Quartermaster General's Office, and Surgeon-General's Office. Also includes CSA patriotic covers (illustrated envelopes), pay receipts, bills of sale, clippings, railroad coupons, call certificates, printed materials, and other miscellaneous items.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Confederate medical documents
  2. II. Confederate muster rolls
  3. III. Other Confederate documents and miscellany

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of various donors, various dates; acquisition information noted after each item.

Most recataloged from US 6113.7*

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Confederate States of America. Confederate States of America documents from the Civil War: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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