Confederate States of America Navy records
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Confederate States of America Navy records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones, Charles Lucian.
Title: Confederate States of America Navy records
Dates: 1863-1865, 1930s
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Identification: MS 0170

Biographical/Historical Note

The collection consists of financial records of Wilmington Station, Confederate States Navy, kept by Charles Lucian Jones. A second cousin of Robert E. Lee, Jones served as the chief station paymaster for the Savannah Squadron from 1861 to 1863. He was promoted to assistant paymaster of the Confederate States Navy in 1863. He was paymaster first on the CSS North Carolina, then on the CSS Tallahassee; also for Batteries Buchanan, Campbell, and Meares.

Wilmington Station, located in North Carolina, served as an important Confederate port, and was the CSA's last open Atlantic port, captured by the Union army February 22, 1865.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains vouchers, invoices, returns and accounts of provisions, medical supplies, clothing, contingents, small stores, salaries, and submarine defense. Included are some letters, orders, requisitions, and receipts. Some of these records pertain to vessels other than the CSS North Carolina and CSS Tallahassee. Three publications of the Confederate States of America Navy (Confederate imprints of which one is a unique copy) are also in the collection.

The records were arranged by Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) workers in the 1930s, probably in the original order which would account for the package designation. A card file index, also prepared by W.P. A. workers, is also included in the collection. It consists of an alphabetical list of names with service records on each card, alphabetical list of transfers from Confederate States of America Army to the Navy, lists of vessels, merchants, survivors, etc.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America--Appropriations and expenditures.
Confederate States of America--Officials and employees.
Confederate States of America. Navy--Officers.
Confederate States of America. Navy--Supplies and stores.
Desertion, Military--United States.
Financial records.
Jones, Charles Lucian.
Letters (correspondence)
North Carolina (Battleship : BB-55)
Prisoners of War—United States.
Tallahassee (Confederate cruiser)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties--Statistics.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Desertions.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
Vouchers (sales records)
Wilmington (N.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Confederate States of America Navy records, MS 170, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Separated Material

Three (of five) boxes containing WPA card file indexes pertaining to the CSA Army were removed from this collection and are now included in MS 169, Confederate States of America Army records.

Container List




11Financial records, package 3-A, 1-5 ( 14.0 items. ) View online.
Includes Confederate imprint.
2Vouchers, package 3-A, 6-7 ( 27.0 items. ) View online.
3Vouchers and invoices, package 3-A, 8-11 ( 25.0 items. ) View online.
4Vouchers, package 3-B, 1-5 ( 27.0 items. ) View online.
5Vouchers and invoices, package 3-B, 6-11 ( 25.0 items. ) View online.
6Vouchers, package 3-C, 1-6 ( 22.0 items. ) View online.
7Invoices, package 3-C, 7-11 ( 21.0 items. ) View online.
8Invoices, etc., package 3-C, 12-17 ( 13.0 items. ) View online.
9C.S. Steamer North Carolina, package 3-D, 1-7 ( 19.0 items. ) View online.
10C.S. Steamer North Carolina, package 3-D, 8-15 ( 17.0 items. ) View online.
11Vouchers, package 3-E, 1-5 ( 19.0 items. ) View online.
12Vouchers and invoices, package 3-E, 6-10 ( 21.0 items. ) View online.
13Accounts, deaths, deserters, sick, and returns, package 3-E, 11-16 ( 16.0 items. ) View online.
14Accounts, lists, etc., package 3-E, 17-23 ( 9.0 items. ) View online.
15Confederate imprint, orders, death records, and certificate for CSS North Carolina, package 3-F, 1-6 ( 21.0 items. ) View online.
16Accounts, requisitions, orders, etc., package 3-F, 7-10 ( 27.0 items. ) View online.
17Orders, accounts, receipts, etc., package 3-F, 11-15 ( 24.0 items. ) View online.
18Receipts, package 3-F, 16 ( 37.0 items. ) View online.
19Letters regarding financial matters and receipts, package 3-F, 17-22 ( 19.0 items. ) View online.
20Accounts, requisitions, receipts, CSS North Carolina, package 3-G, 1-7 ( 21.0 items. ) View online.
21Rations, Strs. Caswell Equator, North Carolina, and submarine rations, package 3-G, 8-14 ( 13.0 items. ) View online.
22Smithville Hospital rations allocation, package 3-G, 15 ( 19.0 items. ) View online.
23Requisitions for rations and misc. steamers, package 3-G, 16 ( 24.0 items. ) View online.
24Quarterly returns, allotments, receipts, some for CSS North Carolina, package 3-G, 17 ( 19.0 items. ) View online.
25Financial records, vouchers, and lists of men and officers, package 3-H, 1-10 ( 23.0 items. ) View online.
26Prisoners of War, receipts, letters regarding rations, and accounts, package 3-H, 11-15 ( 20.0 items. ) View online.
27Letters regarding pay, building provisions, and transfers of men, package 3-H, 16-21 ( 17.0 items. ) View online.
28Clothing receipts, requisitions, and distribution, package 3-I, 1-6 ( 22.0 items. ) View online.
29Clothing transferals and returns and quarterly returns, package 3-I, 7-10 ( 24.0 items. ) View online.
30Invoices, receipts, requisitions, returns, and vouchers-submarine defense, package 3-I, 11-17 ( 27.0 items. ) View online.


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