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Colored Troops

A compiled military service record consists of card abstracts of a soldier's service with information collected from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports. Unique to the records of the USCT are deeds of manumission, oaths of allegiance, proof of ownership, certificates of monetary award, and bills of sale.

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1st Infantry

NARA M1819. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 1st U.S. Colored Infantry, 1st South Carolina Volunteers (Colored), and Company A, 1st U.S. Colored Infantry (1 Year).  

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2nd-7th Infantry

NARA M1820. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served with the United States Colored Troops, 2nd through 7th Colored Infantry, 1861-65.  

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8th-13th Infantry

NARA M1821. Compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 8th through 13th, 1861-65.  

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14th-19th Infantry

NARA M1822. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 14th through the 19th infantry units organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).  

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20th-25th Infantry

NARA M1823. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 20th through 25th infantry units organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).  

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26th-30th Infantry

NARA M1824. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers in the 26th through 30th infantry units, and the 29th Connecticut Infantry (Colored).  

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31st-35th Infantry

NARA M1992. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 31st through 35th infantry units, organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).  

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36th-40th Infantry

NARA M1993. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 36th through 40th infantry units, organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).  

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41st-46th Infantry

NARA M1994. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 41st through 46th infantry units organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).  

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47th-55th Infantry

NARA M2000. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served with the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT): Infantry Organizations, 47th through 55th.  

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54th MA Infantry

NARA M1898. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (Colored) which was part of the United States Colored Troops (USCT).  

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55th MA Infantry

NARA M1801. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 55th Massachusetts Infantry (Colored).  

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56th-138th Infantry

Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 56th through 138th infantry units, United States Colored Troops (USCT), 1864-1866.  

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Artillery

NARA M1818. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the artillery units organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).  

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1st-6th Cavalry

NARA M1817. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers in the 1st through 6th U.S. Colored Cavalry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry (Colored).  

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Brigade Band

Compiled military service records of volunteers who served in Union brigade bands (Corps d'Afrique and U.S. Colored Troops), 1861-1866.  

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Miscellaneous Cards

Miscellaneous cards not filed with compiled military service records of USCT soldiers who served 1861-1866.  

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Miscellaneous Personal Papers UPDATED

Textual records not filed with the other service records for the U.S. Colored Troops.  

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Pioneer Corps 1st Division

Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in the Pioneer Corps 1st Division of the United States Colored Troops.  

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Pioneer Corps Cavalry

Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in the Pioneer Corps Cavalry of the United States Colored Troops.  

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Powell's Infantry

Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in Powell's Regiment of the United States Colored Troops Infantry.  

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Quartermaster's Det

Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in the Quartermaster's Detachment of the United States Colored Troops.  

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Southard's Company

Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in Capt. Southard's Company of the United States Colored Troops.  

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Unassigned Company A

Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in Unassigned Company A in the United States Colored Troops.  

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Unassigned Infantry

Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in unassigned divisions in the United States Colored Troops.  

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