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"River Run Red" on page 167 says a Charles Jackson was shot in the head during the Battle of Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864. There is some confusion on how it is written as it says…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 11 · 29 Jan 2011 You

Correction to above. Re-checked records for both 6 US Colored Heavy Artillery and the 11 US Colored Troops and Elber/Albert Ingraham is not in those files. My confusion was…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops Artillery: Page 20 · 29 Jan 2011 You

The heading of this identifies Albert Ingraham's unit as 6 US Colored Artillery, Company D. These files are for 2 US Colored Light Artillery. There is some confusion as a soldier…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops Artillery: Page 20 · 29 Jan 2011 You

A section of 40 men of the 2nd US Colored Light Artillery were posted at Fort Pillow during the Battle on April 12, 1864. Most accounts report only 2 survivors. This record says…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops Artillery: Page 8 · 29 Jan 2011 You

1-Sgt Henry F. Weaver was present at the Battle of Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864. He escaped captured by jumping into the Mississippi River. He was later promoted to Lieutenant.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 11 · 29 Jan 2011 You

The NPS National Park Service site for Soldiers and Sailors includes a Prisoner data base for Andersonville. A search for a soldier named Rice found a James T. Rice. NPS…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 8 · 26 Jan 2011 You

Lionel F. Booth accepted an officer's commission in a colored artillery unit that eventually became known as the 6th US Colored Heavy Arilltery. He attained the rank of Major and…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - MO: Page 1 · 24 Jan 2011 You

"River Run Red" states that a John W. Long of 13 Tenn Cavalry(US) died in the SULTANA explosion. However his NARA records disagree and state he died and was buried at…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 16 · 23 Jan 2011 You

The book "Loss of the Sultana; and Reminiscences of Survivors" includes the name of John Long of 3 Tenn Cavalry(US) as one who died in this marine disaster.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 16 · 23 Jan 2011 You

"River Run Red", page 293, says John W. Long was the only prisoner from Fort Pillow who survived Andersonville to only die in the marine disaster of the explosion of the SULTANA…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN: Page 8 · 23 Jan 2011 You

This letter was written by Lt-Col. Thomas Jackson in response to Lt.-Col. T. Harris investigation about a claim that Col. Thomas made. Lt-Col. Jackson refutes that he said that…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 27 · 22 Jan 2011 You

This letter was dated April 3, 1864 before the battle. The note at the bottom was added by Lieut-Colonel T. Harris, Assistant Adjutant General, who must have been investigating…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 21 · 22 Jan 2011 You

Letter was written by Major Lionel F. Booth, Commander of the 6th US (Colored) Heavy Artillery & Commander of Fort Pillow at the time of the Battle of Fort Pillow on April 12,…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 21 · 22 Jan 2011 You

Nice photo. He appears to be wearing the uniform of a trooper in the US Cavalry from about the time of the Spanish-American War in 1898. He is holding a carbine and wearing a…

Image, found in steve_cole's uploads: Frank Warpeha in his WW I uniform · 22 Jan 2011 You

This Final Statement says 1-Sgt Melville Jenks died at Andersonville Prison. It appears that Sgt Jenks was not a Black man. I don't understand what is written next to…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 18 · 22 Jan 2011 You

Records of John Sledge are filed under Fate Sledge---the previous soldier in this roster.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 1 · 21 Jan 2011 You

Pvt Ransom Anderson was one of the witnesses mentioned in the Congressional Investigation.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 10 · 10 Jan 2011 You

This document states he died of Pneumonia at Memphis Hospital on March 24, 1864. Previous cards said he died on April 16 and seems to imply he died as a result of injuries from…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 8th-13th Infantry: Page 14 · 10 Jan 2011 You

The "Start of the West" was later captured by the Confederates in Galveston, TX. It was used as a tender for an iron clad at Yazoo MS. It was scuttled by the Confederates at…

Spotlight: "Star of the West" and Fort Sumter · 09 Jan 2011 You

The "Start of the West" was later captured by the Confederates in Galveston, TX. It was used as a tender for an iron clad at Yazoo MS. It was scuttled by the Confederates at…

Spotlight: "Star of the West" and Fort Sumter · 09 Jan 2011 You