Military Rolls Custom Search

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About military rolls | About Confederate and Texas State Troops Military Rolls

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This tool prepares a search of the military rolls in the Texas Digital Archive (TDA). Each drop-down menu corresponds to a level of hierarchy within the military department, down to the individual commander. Commander is listed before unit since a commander may have served multiple units. Click on "Search the Texas Digital Archive" to search the TDA using the options you select.

Individual members of a unit listed on a military roll are not searchable in the TDA. Only information about the Unit and Commander are recorded for each roll. If you do not know the name of the Unit or Commander, see the military roll search tips for directions on how to find this information.

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About Military Rolls

Military rolls consist of muster rolls, muster-in rolls, muster-out rolls, muster and payrolls, payrolls, receipt rolls, and other lists of officers and/or men, for the various military and para-military organizations (primarily Rangers and Militia units), of both the Republic and the State of Texas. They date 1835-1915, 1917, 1935, and undated. Except for some of the Republic rolls which were drawn up after the fact, these military rolls were compiled at the time, usually by the company commanders. The information contained on the rolls varies considerably, ranging from mere lists of names to detailed physical descriptions. The search page only covers military rolls that have been digitized and made available on the Texas Digital Archive.

Confederate and Texas State Troops Military Rolls

The Confederate and Texas State Troops military rolls are in the process of being digitized to facilitate public access. As military rolls are scanned, digital images will be made available through the Texas Digital Archive (TDA). Select a commanding officer from the list above to bring up a TDA page displaying the military rolls associated with that officer. To view images in greater detail, please download a high resolution version by clicking on the download button.

Digitized Confederate military rolls can also be browsed or searched through the main TDA page for Confederate and Texas State Troops military rolls. Please note that not all Confederate and Texas State Troops military rolls have been digitized. Further description and a complete inventory of Confederate and Texas State Troops military rolls in our holdings are located in the records' finding aid.

A card file indexing these records by individual and by commanding officer is available. See the military roll search tips for more information. For additional information concerning this collection or for assistance searching these records for a particular individual, please contact us at ref@tsl.texas.gov.

Page last modified: May 12, 2020