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Dear Ms. Knight,
Thank you for posting your inquiry to the History Hub.
In preparation for your visit to the National Archives, you may want to review some of the information we have on our website about researching our records. These two pages, in particular, might be useful as you search for information about your great-grandfather:
Most of the National Archives’ Civil War-era records are in the custody of the Textual Reference Branch at the National Archives in Washington, DC (Archives I). You can contact them directly at email@example.com with questions about the records. As you plan your visit, you may also want to review our website for tips and further information: The National Archives in Washington, DC.
You might also want to search the National Archives Catalog to find more information about the records we hold. The series General Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, for example, is an “index to the military service records of soldiers who fought in the Confederate Army,” and the series Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports “consists of casualty lists and reports collected by the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office.” They are both part of National Archives’ Record Group 109: War Department Collection of Confederate Records.
Finally, the National Archives has worked with both Ancestry.com and Fold3.com (an Ancestry company) to digitize many of our Civil War-era records, including muster rolls, service indexes, pension indexes, etc. A quick search of each of these sites reveals records for several Confederate soldiers named William T. Rogers. You can access both of these sites free of charge from any National Archives research facility.
Thank you, again, for sharing your question with us at the History Hub, and best of luck with your research visit to the National Archives.