This record collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) actually contains two types of registers. The first is death registers for U.S. Army regulars (regulars were professional soldiers who served in units raised directly by the federal government, as opposed to volunteers, who were typically recruited by the states for limited service in a specific conflict.). The second is a register of soldiers who died in Confederate prisons at Richmond, Virginia; Salisbury, North Carolina; and Cahawba, Alabama. These registers were compiled by the Adjutant General’s Office.
The registers of deaths of regulars are organized chronologically. Content varies, but may provide:
· Disease or wound
· Length of service
· If wound/illness originated in line of duty
· Date of Death
· Place of Death
The registers of soldiers who died in prison are also organized by prison and then chronologically. Content varies, but usually provides:
· Date and place of death
The prison registers provide listings for both regulars and volunteer soldiers.
You can locate this record collection in this way:
SEARCH—CARD CATALOG—TITLE deaths army
You can use Ancestry LE at Central Library or any of our branches.