List of rolls
of the muster rolls in the Georgia Archives’ holdings are from units formed by
the State of
before they were turned over to Confederate service.
Units not already in Confederate service by April 1862 were transferred
by the first Confederate conscription act. Some
of these units were renamed upon entering Confederate service.
There are also rosters from the Georgia State Line, organized in February
1863, and other local defense troops whose service was confined to the State of
officers and clerks were inconsistent in their use of names for units on
troops were mustered under several different state and Confederate laws for
different lengths of time and for different purposes.
main page lists units for which muster rolls are available online. The hyperlink
for the unit leads to another list of muster rolls for that unit, in
chronological order. This list
includes the name of the unit commander, the inclusive dates of the muster roll,
a hyperlink to the image, and the image’s file size.
Both sides of the documents are online unless the reverse is a blank
page. Additions will continue to be
made to this digital collection. Please
watch for them.
note about viewing the Muster Rolls
some muster rolls, the ink initially used to compile the names in the left-hand
column has faded completely. The
writing on these documents is illegible on the originals.
Fortunately, enlisted men had to sign the muster roll for their pay.
These signatures were usually written with different ink and are much
the names in the left-hand column of a muster roll are illegible, scroll to the
far right side of the document to the column in which the men signed for their
other cases, the ink used was so corrosive it bled through the paper and is
visible on the other side. The
quality of the paper also may have contributed to bleed-through.
This is unfortunate but normal and also appears on the original
here for Other Viewing Tips .
These records are from Record Group 022-01-063, Defense
Dept., Adjutant General's Office, Confederate Muster Rolls.
Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium
of the Confederate Armies (New York: Facts on File, 1992), vol. 7,
Hewitt, Janet B., ed. Georgia
Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 (Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co.,
1998), 4 vols.