Title: Adjutant General's Department Civil War military rolls
Description: The Civil War brought a reorganization of the office of Texas Adjutant General with the act of December 25, 1861 (Chapter 20, 9th Texas Legislature), that created an adjutant and inspector general who would also serve as ordnance officer and quartermaster and commissary general. Oversight of the 33 brigades of the Texas State Troops plus the Frontier Regiment fell to this office. Two other military entities were also involved in Texas during this time: Confederate officials and Union troops. These records include muster rolls, payrolls, rosters, returns, and election returns of military units stationed in Texas on both sides of the Civil War, dating 1860-1865, 1871, 1898, bulk 1860-1865. The Confederate and Texas State Troops military rolls comprise muster rolls, payrolls, rosters, returns, and election returns of approximately 1,500 companies of both Texas State Troops (including Rangers) and the Confederate States Army, stationed in Texas during the Civil War, dating 1861-1865, 1871, 1898, bulk 1861-1865. The Army of the United States (or Union) military rolls consist of 29 rolls, plus one volume of official copies from the U.S. War Department (1865) of Union troops stationed in or near Texas immediately before and during the Civil War, dating 1860-1861 and 1864-1865.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Adjutant General's Department Civil War military rolls. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: The Civil War military rolls subgroup of the Adjutant General's records is organized into two series: Confederate and Texas State Troops military rolls, 1861-1898; Army of the United States military rolls, 1860-1865
Access restrictions: Some Civil War military rolls have been determined too fragile for retrieval, and the numbers of those do not appear in the inventory for that series.