North Carolina and South Carolina in the American Civil War

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies

By an Act approved on June 23, 1874, the U.S. Congress appropriated funds "to enable the Secretary of War to begin publication of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, both of the Union and Confederate Armies, and directed him "to have copied for the Public Printer all reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders not heretofore copied or printed, and properly arranged in chronological order."

There are four (4) Series as described below. These were published between 1880 and 1902.

The 138 files below include information about much more than just North Carolina and South Carolina. These include information documented all across the United States, as described in the Contents section. Click on Volume, Part, or Section item in "blue underscore" to bring up the appropriate Adobe PDF file.

Series

Volume

Part

Section

Contents

I
      Series I contains the formal reports of both sides, including seizures of U.S. property in the Southern States, all militarty operations in the field, with correspondence, orders, and returns relating specific thereto. Reports are arranged according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations - in chronological order - and Union reports of each event will usually be followed by Confederate reports of the same event.
 

I
    Chapter I - Operations in Charleston Harbor, December 20, 1860 to April 4, 1861.
Chapter II - The secession of Georgia, January 3-26, 1861.
Chapter III - The secession of Alabama and Mississippi, January 4-20, 1861.
Chapter IV - Operations in Florida, January 6 - August 31, 1861.
Chapter V - The secession of North Carolina, January 9 - May 20, 1861.
Chapter VI - The secession of Louisiana, January 10 - February 19, 1861.
Chapter VII - Operation in Texand and New Mexico, February 1 - June 11, 1861.
Chapter VIII - Operations in Arkansas, Indian Territory, and Missouri, February 7 to May 9, 1861.
 

II
    Chapter IX - Operations in MD, PA, VA, and WV, April 16 - July 31, 1861
 

III
    Chapter X - Operations in MO, AR, KS, and Indian Territory, May 10 - November 19, 1861
 

IV
    Chapter XI - Operations in TX, NM, and AZ, June 11, 1861 - February 1, 1862
Chapter XII - Operations in KY and TN, July 1 - November 19, 1861.
Chapter XIII - Operaitons in NC and southeastern VA, August 1, 1861 - January 11, 1862
 

V
    Chapter XIV - Operations in MD, norther VA, and WV, August 1, 1861 - March 17, 1862.
 

VI
    Chapter XV - Operations on the coasts of SC, GA, and FL, August 21, 1861 - April 11, 1862
Chapter XVI - Operations in West FL, southern AL, southern MS, and LA, Sep. 1, 1861 - May 12, 1862.
 

VII
    Chapter XCII - Operations in KY, TN, northern AL, and WV, November 19, 1861 - March 4, 1862.
 

VIII
    Chapter XVIII - Operations in MO, AR, KS, and Indian Territory, November 19, 1861 to April 10, 1862.
 

IX
    Chapter XIX - Operations in southeastern VA, January 11 - March 17, 1862.
Chapter XX - Operations in North Carolina, January 11 - August 20, 1862.
Chapter XXI - Operations in TX, NM, and AZ, February 1 - September 20, 1862.
 

X
    Chapter XXII - Operations in KY, TN, northern MS, northern AL, and southwest VA, 3/4 - 6/10/1862
 

X

I
  - Part I - Reports
 

X

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc.
 

XI
    Chapter XXIII - The Peninsular Campaign in Virginia, March 17 - September 2, 1862.
 

XI

I
  - Part I - Reports, March 17 - June 24, 1862
 

XI

II
  - Part II - Reports, June 25 - September 2, 1862
 

XI

III
  - Part III - Correspondence, etc.
 

XII
    Chapter XXIV - Operations in northern VA, WB, and MD, March 17 - September 2, 1862.
 

XII

I
  - Part I - Reports, March 17 - June 25, 1862.
 

XII

II
  - Part II - Reports, June 26 - September 2, 1862.
 

XII

II-S
  - Part II Supplement, 1886, the Fitz John Porter Court Martial.
 

XII

III
  - Part III - Correspondence.
 

XIII
    Chapter XXV - Operations in MO, AR, KS, Indian Territory and Dept. of Northwest - 4/10-11/20/1862.
 

XIV
    Chapter XXVI - Operations on the coasts of SC, GA, and FL - April 12, 1862 - June 11, 1863.
 

XV
    Chapter XXVII - Operations in west FL, southern AL, southern MS, and LA - May 12, 1862 - May 14, 1863; and operations in TX, NM, and AZ - September 20, 1862 - May 14, 1863.
 

XVI
    Chapter XXVIII - Operations in KY, TN, north AL, and southwest VA - June 10 - October 31, 1862.
 

XVI

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XVI

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc.
 

XVII
    Chapter XXIX - Operations in west TN and northern MS - June 10, 1862 - January 20, 1863.
 

XVII

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XVII

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc.
 

XVIII
    Chapter XXX - Operations in NC and southeastern VA - August 29, 1862 - June 3, 1863.
 

XIX
    Chapter XXXI - Operations in northern VA, WV, MD, and PA - September 3 - November 14, 1862.
 

XIX

I
  - Part I - Operations in northern VA, WV, MD, and PA.
 

XIX

II
  - Part II - Reports & Correspondence.
 

XX
    Chapter XXXII - Operations in KY, TN, north AL, and southwest VA - Nov. 1, 1862 - Jan. 20, 1863.
 

XX

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XX

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc.
 

XXI
    Chapter XXXIII - Operations in northern VA, WV, MD, and PA - November 15, 1862 - January 25, 1863.
 

XXII
    Chapter XXXIV - Operations in MO, AR, KS, Indian Territory, and Department of the Northwest - November 20, 1862 - December 31, 1863.
 

XXII

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXII

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc.
 

XXIII
    Chapter XXXV - Operations in KY, TN, north AL, and southwest VA - January 21 - August 10, 1863.
 

XXIII

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXIII

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc.
 

XXIV
    Chapter XXXVI - Operations in MS, west TN, including those in AR and LA connected with the Siege of Vicksburg, January 20 - August 10, 1863.
 

XXIV

I
  - Part I - Reports, January 20 - May 15, including the "General Reports" for the entire period.
 

XXIV

II
  - Part II - Reports, May 16 - August 10, 1863.
 

XXIV

III
  - Part III - Correspondence, etc.
 

XXV
    Chapter XXXVII - Operations in northern VA, WV, MD, and PA - January 26 - June 3, 1863.
 

XXV

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXV

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc.
 

XXVI
    Chapter XXXVIII - Operations in west FL, southern AL, southern MS, LA, TX, and NM - May 14 - December 31, 1863.
 

XXVI

I
  - Part I - Reports, Union Correspondence, etc.
 

XXVI

II
  - Part II - Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXVII
    Chapter XXXIX - Operations in NC, VA, WV, MD, PA, and the Department of the East - June 3 - August 3, 1863.
 

XXVII

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXVII

II
  - Part II - Reports, continued.
 

XXVII

III
  - Part III - Correspondence, etc.
 

XXVIII
    Chapter XL - Operations on the coasts of SC, GA, middle and east FL - June 12 - December 31, 1863.
 

XXVIII

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXVIII

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc.
 

XXIX
    Chapter XLI - Operations in NC, VA, WV, MD, and PA - August 4 - December 31, 1863.
 

XXIX

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXIX

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc.
 

XXX
    Chapter XLII - Operations in KY, southwest VA, TN, MS, north AL, and north GA - August 11 - October 19, 1863.
 

XXX

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXX

II
  - Part II - Reports, continued.
 

XXX

III
  - Part III - Union Correspondence, etc.
 

XXX

IV
  - Part IV - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXXI
    Chapter XLIII - Operations in KY, southwest VA, TN, MS, north AL, and north GA - October 20 - December 31, 1863.
 

XXXI

I
  - Part I - Reports and Union Correspondence.
 

XXXI

II
  - Part II - Reports, continued.
 

XXXI

III
  - Part III - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXXII
    Chapter XLIV - Operations in KY, southwest VA, TN, MS, AL, and north GA - January 1 - April 30, 1864.
 

XXXII

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXXII

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXXII

III
  - Part III - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XXXIII
    Chapter XLV - Operations in NC, VA, WV, MD, and PA - January 1 - April 30, 1864.
 

XXXIV
    Chapter XLVI - Operations in LA and the Trans-Mississippi States & Territories - January 1 - June 30, 1864.
 

XXXIV

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXXIV

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXXIV

III
  - Part III - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XXXIV

IV
  - Part IV - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XXXV
    Chapter XLVII - Operations in SC and FL and on the GA coast - January 1 - November 13, 1864.
 

XXXV

I
  - Part I - Reports, Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXXV

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XXXVI
    Chapter XLVIII - Operations in southeast VA and NC - May 1 - June 12, 1864.
 

XXXVI

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXXVI

II
  - Part II - Reports, Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXXVI

III
  - Part III - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XXXVII
    Chapter XLIX - Operations in northern VA, WV, MD, and PA - May 1 - August 3, 1864.
 

XXXVII

I
  - Part I - Reports, Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXXVII

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XXXVIII
    Chapter L - The Atlanta Campaign - May 1 - September 8, 1864.
 

XXXVIII

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXXVIII

II
  - Part II - Reports, continued.
 

XXXVIII

III
  - Part III - Reports, continued.
 

XXXVIII

IV
  - Part IV - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXXVIII

V
  - Part V - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XXXIX
    Chapter LI - Operations in KY, southwest VA, TN, MS, AL, and north GA (except Atlanta Campaign) - May 1 - November 13, 1864.
 

XXXIX

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XXXIX

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XXXIX

III
  - Part III - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XL
    Chapter LII - Operations in southeastern VA and NC - June 13 - July 31, 1864.
 

XL

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XL

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XL

III
  - Part III - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XLI
    Chapter LIII - Operations in LA and the Trans-Mississippi States & Territories - July 1 - December 31, 1864.
 

XLI

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XLI

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XLI

III
  - Part III - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XLI

IV
  - Part IV - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XLII
    Chapter LIV - Operations in southeastern VA, and NC - August 1 - December 31, 1864.
 

XLII

I
  - Part I - Reports.
 

XLII

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XLII

III
  - Part III - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XLIII
    Chapter LV - Operations in northern VA, WV, MD, and PA - August 4 - December 31, 1864.
 

XLIII

I
  - Part I - Reports, Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XLIII

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XLIV
    Chapter LVI - Operations in SC, GA, and FL - November 14 - December 31, 1864.
 

XLV
    Chapter LVII - Operations in KY, southwest VA, TN, MS, AL, and north GA - November 14, 1864 - January 22, 1865.
 

XLV

I
  - Part I - Reports, Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

XLV

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

XLVI
    Chapter LVIII - Operations in northern and southeastern VA, NC (January 1-31, 1865), WV, MD, and PA - January 1 - June 30, 1865.
 

XLVI

I

Section 1
- Part I, Section 1 - Reports.
 

XLVI

I

Section 2
- Part I, Section 2 - Reports, continued.
 

XLVI

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence.
 

XLVI

III

Section 1
- Part III, Section 1 - Union and Confederate Correspondence, continued.
 

XLVI

III

Section 2
- Part III, Section 2 - Union and Confederate Correspondence, continued.
 

XLVII
    Chapter LIX - Operations in NC (from February 1st), SC, southern GA, and east FL - January 1 - June 30, 1865.
 

XLVII

I
  - Part I, Reports.
 

XLVII

II

Section 1
- Part II, Section 1 - Union and Confederate Correspondence.
 

XLVII

II

Section 2
- Part II, Section 2 - Union and Confederate Correspondence, continued.
 

XLVII

III
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, continued.
 

XLVIII
    Chapter LX - Operations in LA and the Trans-Mississippi States and Territories - January 1 - June 30, 1865.
 

XLVIII

I

Section 1
- Part I, Section 1 - Reports, Union and Confederate Correspondence.
 

XLVIII

I

Section 2
- Part I, Section 2 - Reports, Union and Confederate Correspondence, continued.
 

XLVIII

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, continued.
 

XLIX
    Chapter LXI - Operations in KY, southwestern VA, TN, western NC, northern and central GA, MS, AL, and west FL - January 1 - June 30, 1865.
 

XLIX

I
  - Part I - Reports, Correspondence, etc.
 

XLIX

II
  - Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

L
    Chapter LXII - Operations on the Pacific Coast.
 

L

I
  - Part I - Reports, Correspondence, etc.
 

L

II
  - Part II - Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

LI
    Chapter LXIII - Operations in MD, eastern NC, PA, VA (except southwestern), and WV - Supplement embracing documents found or received too late for insertion in Volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 33, 37, 40, 42, 43, and 46 - January 1, 1861 - June 30, 1865.
 

LI

I

Section 1
- Part I, Section 1 - Reports, Union Correspondence, etc.
 

LI

I

Section 2
- Part I, Section 2 - Reports, Union Correspondence, etc., continued.
 

LI

II
  - Part II - Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

LII
    Chapter LXIV - Operations in southwest VA, KY, TN, MS, AL, west FL, and northern GA - Supplement embracing documents found or received too late for insertion in Volumes 1, 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 26, 30, 31, 32, 38, 39, 45, and 49 - January 1, 1862 to June 30, 1865.
 

LII

I
  - Part I - Reports, Union Correspondence, etc.
 

LII

II
  - Part II - Confederate Correspondence, etc.
 

LIII
    Chapter LXV - Operation in SC, southern GA, middle and east FL, and western NC - Supplement embracing documents found or received too late for insertion in Volumes 1, 6, 14, 28, 35, 44, and 47 - January 1, 1861 to June 30, 1865.

II 
      Series II contains the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns - both Union and Confederate - relating to Prisoners of War (POWs) and prisoners of State or political prisoners.
 

I
    1. The Texas Surrender.
2. Earlier Captures and Arrests, and Measures of Pacification in Missouri.
3. Union Policy of Repression in Maryland.
4. Military Treatment of Captured and Fugitive Slaves.
5. Confederate Polity of Repression in East Tennessee.
 

II
 

Section 1
Treatment of suspected and disloyal persons, North and South.
 

II
 

Section 2
Treatment of suspected and disloyal persons, North and South, continued.
 

III
    Correspondence, orders, etc. relating to Prisoners of War (POWs) and State from February 19, 1862 to June 12, 1862.
 

IV
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from June 13, 1862 to November 30, 1862.
 

V
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from December 1, 1862 to June 10, 1863.
 

VI
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from June 11, 1863 to March 31, 1864.
 

VII
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from April 1, 1864 to December 31, 1864.
 

VIII
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from January 1, 1865 to the end of the war.

III
      Series III contains correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with Confederate officials) not relating specifically to the subjects of the First and Second Series. Includes annual and special reports of the Secretary of War, General-in-Chief, and chiefs of staff of the Corps and Departments, the calls for troops, and correspondence between the National and State authorities.
 

I
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from November 1, 1860 to March 31, 1862.
 

II
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from April 1, 1862 to December 31, 1862.
 

III
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from January 1, 1863 to December 31, 1863.
 

IV
 

Section 1
Correspondence, orders, etc. from January 1, 1864 to April 30, 1865.
 

IV
 

Section 2
Correspondence, orders, etc. from January 1, 1864 to April 30, 1865, continued.
 

V
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from May 1, 1865 to the end of the war.

IV
      Series IV contains the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Confederate authorities, similar to Series III, but excludes the correspondence between the Union and Confederate authorities.
 

I
 

Section 1
Correspondence, orders, etc. from December 20, 1860 to June 30, 1862.
 

I
 

Section 2
Correspondence, orders, etc. from December 20, 1860 to June 30, 1862, continued.
 

II
    Correspondence, orders, etc. from July 1, 1862 to December 31, 1863.
 

III
 

Section 1
Correspondence, orders, etc. from January 1, 1864 to the end of the war.
 

III
 

Section 2
Correspondence, orders, etc. from January 1, 1864 to the end of the war, continued.
 

IV

Index

Section 1
Synopsis of the contents of each volume, special index for the principal armies, army corps, military divisions, and departments, General Index, Additions and Corrections.
 

IV

Index

Section 2
Ditto - continued.


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