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These records contain a wide variety of individual documents. The records in the boxes labeled "Adjutant General Files, General" are from the Office of the Adjutant General, Delaware, are organized first by year, and then by subject matter therein. Some of the folders contain papers relating to one particular subject, such as the Home Guards, Colored Troops, and sick and wounded soldiers, while others contain executive correspondence, and others still hold copies of General Orders and Special Orders from the War Department in Washington, D. C.

Other boxes contain quartermaster reports, muster-in rolls, muster-out rolls, morning reports, and monthly returns. The rolls are organized by unit, usually at the regimental level.

The records in the oversized box are various documents too large for regular boxes.See the listing for the contents of this box.

Adjutant General Files, General, undated, 1861 (11 folders)

  1. Undated Miscellaneous (All of the documents are dated 1861)
  2. Home Guards
  3. Re: Sick and wounded soldiers
  4. Governor’s Papers, General, Governor’s Papers, Correspondence
  5. Raising and discharging troops
  6. Commissions, appointments, resignations
  7. Miscellaneous
  8. Lists of 2nd and 3rd Delaware Infantry soldiers
  9. General Orders
  10. Special Orders
  11. Miscellaneous

Adjutant General Files, General, 1862 (13 folders)

  1. Home Guards
  2. Sick and wounded soldiers
  3. Colored troops
  4. Governor’s Papers, General ,Governor’s Papers, Correspondence
  5. Raising and discharging troops
  6. Re: Commissions, appointments, resignations
  7. Miscellaneous
  8. Secretary of State Correspondence
  9. General Orders
  10. Special Orders
  11. Circulars
  12. Miscellaneous Papers
  13. Miscellaneous Correspondence

Adjutant General Files, Enrollment Books, 1862 (2 folders)

  • New Castle County Draft, 1862, Wilmington
  • New Castle County Draft, 1862, New Castle Hundred, Brandywine Hundred, Christiana Hundred, and Mill Creek Hundred

Adjutant General Files, General, 1863 (1 of 2 boxes)(8 folders)

  1. Sick and wounded soldiers
  2. Re:Colored troops
  3. Building a Union fort in Delaware
  4. National cemetery at Gettysburg
  5. Re: Accounts of the 1st Del. Cavalry at Westminster, MD, 1863, Governor’s Correspondence
  6. Re: Raising and discharging troops
  7. Commission, appointments, resignations
  8. Miscellaneous

Adjutant General Files, General, 1863 (2 of 2 boxes) (12 folders)

Secretary of State Correspondence

  1. Raising and discharging troops, Commissions, appointments, resignations
  2. January through April
  3. May through August
  4. September through December
  5. Miscellaneous
  6. Special Orders
  7. General Orders
  8. Circulars
  9. Miscellaneous lists of soldiers
  10. Miscellaneous papers
  11. Miscellaneous correspondence
  12. Miscellaneous quartermaster reports

Adjutant General Files, General, 1864 (18 folders)

  1. Sick and wounded soldiers
  2. Colored troops
  3. National cemetery at Gettysburg
  4. Governor’s Papers, General, Governor’s Papers, Correspondence
  5. Raising and discharging troops
  6. Commissions, appointments, resignations
  7. Miscellaneous

Secretary of State Correspondence

  1. Raising and discharging troops
  2. Re: Commissions, appointments, resignations
  3. Miscellaneous
  4. Monthly and tri-monthly reports
  5. Quarterly returns of deceased soldiers
  6. General Orders
  7. Special Orders
  8. Circulars
  9. Miscellaneous lists of soldiers
  10. Miscellaneous papers
  11. Miscellaneous correspondence

Adjutant General Files, Quartermaster Reports, 1864 (7 folders)

  1. January-May
  2. September
  3. October-November
  4. November-December
  5. Div., 2nd Army Corps
  6. Div., 2nd Ambulance Corps

Adjutant General Files, General, 1865 (14 folders)

  1. Re: Sick and wounded soldiers
  2. Re: colored troops
  3. Re: National cemeteries at Gettysburg and Antietam (1865-1869)
  4. Governor’s Papers, General, Governor’s Papers, Correspondence
  5. Re: Raising and discharging troops
  6. Re: Commissions, appointments, resignations
  7. Secretary of State Correspondence
  8. Adjutant General, Delaware, Correspondence
  9. Monthly and tri-monthly reports
  10. General Orders
  11. Special Orders
  12. Circulars
  13. Miscellaneous papers
  14. Miscellaneous correspondence

Adjutant General Files, Quartermaster Reports, 1865 (9 folders)

  1. 1st Div., 1st Ambulance Corps
  2. 1st Div., 2nd Ambulance Corps
  3. 1st Div., 1st Army Corps, February-March
  4. 1st Div., 1st Army Corps, March-June
  5. 1st U. S. Volunteer Infantry, March-April
  6. 1st U. S. Volunteer Infantry, April-August
  7. 1st U. S. Volunteer Infantry, August-March 1866
  8. Miscellaneous, January-February
  9. Miscellaneous, March-June

Adjutant General Files, Muster-In Rolls (1 of 3 boxes) (47 folders)

  • Purnell Cavalry Vols. of Md. 1 folder
  • 6th Penn. Regt. 1 folder
  • Del. Vols., Misc. branches of service 1 folder
  • 1st Batt., Del. Light Artillery 11 folders
  • Delaware Cavalry 33 folders

Adjutant General Files, Muster-In Rolls (2 of 3 boxes) (106 folders)

  • 1st Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 62 folders
  • 1st Regt. Del. Veteran Vols. 18 folders
  • 2nd Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 26 folders

Adjutant General Files, Muster-In Rolls (3 of 3 boxes) (96 folders)

  • 3rd Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 73 folders
  • 4th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 23 folders

Adjutant General Files, Miscellaneous Rolls (72 folders)

Muster-in rolls

  • 5th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 10 folders
  • 6th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 9 folders
  • 7th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 5 folders
  • 8th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 1 folder
  • 9th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 1 folder

Muster rolls

  • 1st Regt. Del. Infantry, Co. B 1 folder
  • 2nd Regt. Del. Infantry 11 folders
  • 3rd Regt. Del. Infantry, Co. H 1 folder
  • 4th Regt. Del. Infantry, Co. D 1 folder
  • 1st Regt. Del. Cavalry, Co. F 1 folder

Muster and Descriptive rolls

  • 1st Regt. Del. Cavalry 2 folders
  • 1st Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 1 folder
  • 1st Regt. Del. Veteran Vols. 11 folders
  • 2nd Regt. Veteran Vols. 1 folder
  • 4th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 11 folders
  • 6th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 1 folder
  • 8th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 4 folders

Adjutant General Files, Morning Reports and Monthly Returns (101 folders)

  • Morning Reports, 9th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 90 folders
  • Monthly Returns, 9th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 11 folders

Adjutant General Files, Muster-Out Rolls (1 of 6 boxes) (54 folders)

  • Miscellaneous detachments of Del. Regiments 1 folder
  • 30th Regt. U. S. Colored Troops 1 folder
  • Unassigned Del. Infantry Vols. 1 folder
  • 3rd Regt. Md. Vols. 1 folder
  • 4th Regt. Md. Vols. 1 folder
  • Indep. Co. G, Pa. Art. Vols. 1 folder
  • 1st Regt. Pa. Infantry Vols. 1 folder
  • 191st Regt. Pa. Infantry Vols. 1 folder
  • Regt. Pa. Infantry Vols. 1 folder
  • 1st Regt. Del.Cavalry 34 folders
  • Batt., Del. Veteran Reserve Corps 11 folders

Adjutant General Files, Muster-Out Rolls (2 of 6 boxes) (88 folders)

  • 1stRegt. Del. Infantry Vols. 54 folders
  • 1st Regt. Del. Veteran Vols. 34 folders

Adjutant General Files, Muster-Out Rolls (3 of 6 boxes) (65 folders)

  • 2nd Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 63 folders
  • Regt. Del. Veteran Vols. 2 folders

Adjutant General Files, Muster-Out Rolls (4 of 6 boxes) (57 folders)

  • 3rdRegt. Del. Infantry Vols. 57 folders

Adjutant General Files, Muster-Out Rolls (5 of 6 boxes) (64 folders)

  • 4th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 64 folders

Adjutant General Files, Muster-Out Rolls (6 of 6 boxes) (78 folders)

  • 5thRegt. Del. Infantry Vols. 10 folders
  • 6th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 13 folders
  • 6th Regt. Del. Veteran Reserve Corps 2 folders
  • 8th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 37 folders
  • 9th Regt. Del. Infantry Vols. 3 folders
  • 10th Regt. Del. Infantry Veteran Reserve Corps 1 folder
  • 12th Regt. Del. Infantry Veteran Reserve Corps 3 folders
  • 14th Regt. Del. Infantry Veteran Reserve Corps 2 folders
  • 16thRegt. Del. Infantry Veteran Reserve Corps 1 folder
  • 18th Regt. Del. Infantry Veteran Reserve Corps 3 folders
  • 20th Regt. Del. Infantry Veteran Reserve Corps 1 folder
  • 24th Regt. Del. Infantry Veteran Reserve Corps 2 folders

Adjutant General Files, Miscellaneous Oversized (10 folders)

  1. Appointment certificates (ct. 2)
  2. Statement of clothing allowances
  3. Recommendation of John Shilling to be Chaplain
  4. Quarterly return of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores
  5. Abstract of receipts-voucher 1, 1st and 2nd quarter 1865, 2nd. Delaware
  6. Abstract of receipts-voucher 3, 1st and 2nd quarter 1865, 2nd. Delaware
  7. Service records, John Shilling, 1862-1865
  8. Service records, Daniel Woodall, 1861-1864
  9. “The Regimental Flag” newspaper, published by 2nd Del., 1862
  10. Roster, Co. D, 2nd Del. July 15, 1861-Dec. 31, 1861

See also the Papers of James E. Bailey (7 folders)

This box contains the official papers of James E. Bailey, a Captain and Major in the 3rd Del., 1862-1865. Most of the papers relate to supplies, clothing, and equipment.

This box also includes a folder consisting of documents regarding Joseph H. Bailey, Navy engineer, 1859-1885.