To the Free Colored Men of Charleston!
The free colored men in this city between the ages of 18 and 45 are hereby earnestly called upon to come forward to join the
CHARLESTON REGIMENT now to be organized. It is the duty of every Colored Man to vindicate his manhood by becoming a soldier, and with his own stout arm to battle for the emancipation of his race. I urge you by every hope that is dear to humanity, by every free inspiration which a sense of liberty has kindled in your hearts, to be Soldiers until the Freedom of your race is secure. The prospect of your future destiny should be enough to call every man to the ranks. But in addition, you are to have the PAY, RATIONS, AND CLOTHING
OUR OTHER SOLDIERS RECEIVE.
Let a full Regiment of the Colored Free Men of Charleston be under arms to protect the heritage which has been promised to your race in this Department. Pay of Artillery, Infantry
and Cavalry Soldiers Grade - Pay per Month - Pay Per Year
Sergeant Major of Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry $26 $312
Quartermaster Sergeant Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry $22 $264
Commisary Sergeant " " " $22 $264
Orderly Sergeant " " " $24 $288
Sergeants " " " $20 $240
Corporals " " " $18 $216
Privates " " " $16 $192
Musicians " " " $16 $192
Principal Musicians " " " $22 $264
In addition to the pay as above stated, ONE RATION per day, and an abundant supply of GOOD CLOTHING, are allowed to each soldier. QUARTERS, FUEL, and MEDICAL ATTENTION are always provided by the Government, without deduction from the soldier's pay. If a soldier should become disabled in the line of his duties, the laws provide for him a pension, or he may, if he prefer it, obtain admission into the "SOLDIER'S HOME", which will afford him a comfortable home, so long as he may wish to receive its benefits. All desired information given at Recruiting Office, No. 64, Philip Street, cor. Calhoun.
M. R. DELANEY, Major, 104th U. S. C. T.
R. P. HUTCHINS, Colonel,
Office, No. 123 CALHOUN STREET
April 28, 1865
Headquarters, Department of the South
Hilton Head, S.C.
I take pleasure in recommending to Colonel Hutchins, both Sergeant O'Neill and Private W. F. Wood of Co. A 127th N.Y.V. as good soldiers and intelligent gentlemen, who will, in my judgment, make efficient officers.
Stewart L. Woodford
Colonel & Chief of Staff, D.S.
May 2, 1865
Brevet Major Genl. Saxton
Supt. Recruiting Bureau, S.C.
We have the honor to recommend to your favorable consideration Private Thomas Birdsall of Co. A 127th N. Y. V. who desires a position as Quartermaster in one of the regiments of U.S.C.T. now formed or forming in this Department. Private Birdsall has served with the company for nearly three years and for a large portion of the time as Company Clerk, thus giving us a good opportunity to judge of his business capabilities as well as his efficiency as a soldier, and assuring us that he can fulfill the duties of the desired position with great ability and fidelity to the interests of his command and Government. For the last five months Private Birdsall has been serving as clerk to Capt. Perry, A. A. G. Hd. Qrs. Northern District Dept. South.
Very respectfully, Your Obedient Servant,
Ohm L. Little, Capt., Co. A, 127th N.Y.V.
James F. Hanland, 1st Lieut. Co. A, 127th N.Y.V.
Ratterson, 2nd Lieut., Co. A, 127th N.Y.V.
I can fully recommend Private Birdsall as in every way suited for the appointment of Quartermaster or Adjutant. He has proved himself almost invaluable to me.
Lemar B. Perry, Assistant Adjutant General
May 3, 1865
Hd.-Qrs. Sup't. Recruitment and Organization of Colored Troops
Department of the South, Beaufort, S.C.
Special Order No. 19
II. Sergt. H. Y. Harrington Co. C 157th N. Y. Vols. having reported to Bvt. Maj. Genl. R. Saxton for assignment to duty in accordance to Par. II S. O. No. 90 C.S. dated Head Quarters Department of the South, April 9, 1865, is hereby assigned duty with Lieut. Col. R. P. Hutchins 94th Ohio Vols. Supt. Rectg. at Charleston S. C. and will report without delay to that officer with a view to his appointment in the 105th U.S.C.T.
The Quartermasters Dept. is respectfully requested to furnish the necessary transportation.
Bu Order of Bvt. Maj. Genl. R. Saxton
Stuart M. Taylor, Asst. Adjt. Genl.
May 3, 1865
Hd.-Qrs. Sup't Recruitment and Organization of Colored Troops
Department of the South, Beaufort, S.C.
Special Orders No. 19
III. Lieut. Col. R. P. Hutchins 94th Ohio Vol & Asst. Supt. Recruiting Charleston, S.C. will at once commence the organization of the Regiment of which he will be appointed Colonel and to be known as the 105th U.S.C.T.
The men will be recruited as rapidly as possible at Charleston S.C. and the camp established at or near that city.
Lieut. Col. Hutchins will communicate to these HeadQuarters the names of such officers and men as he may think competent to be appointed to Lieutenancy's in his Regt. and the necessary orders will be issued if the nominations meet with the approval of the General Superintendent.
By order of Bvt. Maj. Genl. R. Saxton, Genl. Supr.Editor's Note- Apparently recruits were forthcoming, a camp was established and barracks improved. The men moved into the camp and began training and performing military work.
Staunton Taylor, Asst. Adjt. Genl.
May 4, 1865
Office Asst. Supt. Rec., Charleston, S.C.
Capt. S. B. Perry, A. A. Genl.
I have the honor to request the use of a Steamer for three hours to bring lumber down the Ashley River, which I am informed by Chief Engineer Tower U.S.N. can be had by sending up the river a short distance. The lumber is necessary for the construction of bunks in Barracks.
I am, Captain, Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servant,
R. P. Hutchins
Lt. Col. 94th Ohio Inf. and Asst. Sup. Rec.
May 6, 1865
Hd. Qrs. A. D. D. I.
Respy. Returned. This Officer has no authority to seize lumber. If he needs any he will make his requisition on the Qr. Mrs. Dept.
By Command of Brig. Genl. Hatch