National Archives and Records Administration Publication M258 is "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations Raised Directly by the Confederate Government". There are 123 rolls in this series, and they are indexed on microfilm M818.
This microfilm publication reproduces the compiled service records of Confederate soldiers who
served in military organizations raised directly or otherwise formed by the Confederate
government and therefore not identified with any one state. Two or three of these organizations
seem to have been originally considered units of the Confederate Regular Army. Several others
were raised among residents of Indian Territory; one was made up of foreigners recruited among
Union prisoners of war.
Preceding the jacket-envelopes for the individual soldiers in each organizational unit, there are
usually empty envelopes on which the officers of the unit are listed. Jacket-envelopes contain
cards showing the exact captions of muster-in and muster-out rolls that were copied and the
certifications of the mustering officers verifying the accuracy of the rolls. Record-of-events cards
indicate the activities in which any part of the unit had been engaged. Because of the irregular way
in which most of these units were organized, there are relatively few caption cards.
Record-of-events cards are more numerous, but they sometimes do not contain any account of
happenings because no such notation was made in the original records. The compiled service
records reproduced in this microfilmed publication are indexed on M818.
Individual files of these Microfilm rolls in PDF format on CD may be ordered. The files are quite large. Generally a single CD will hold 6 film rolls. The price is $15 per CD. Use the form below to order, specifying which roll numbers you want to order. The complete set listed below (14 rolls on 3 CDs) is $35.00