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For those ancestors who are found in these records, details typically include the soldier’s name, offence, penalty or sentence, his regiment, and the date of the offense. The Confederate Applications for Presidential Pardons, 1865-1867 can include multiple pages of correspondence and affidavits, which may contain references to other family members.

These records document the trials and chastisement of soldiers who have not adhered to the military's code of conduct, whether it be in treatment of the enemy or desertion. Records of military disciplinary actions range from reprimands to courts martial to execution. If your ancestor was involved in a disciplinary action, you might find details and explanations here.

Military disciplinary action records often include personal information, vital statistics, and an understanding of that soldier's military circumstances.

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