Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 1st-6th Cavalry record example

    Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 1st-6th Cavalry

    Records: 10,970Complete: 100%

    Compiled service records typically contain card abstracts of a soldier's original muster and hospital rolls, descriptive books, lists of deserters, returns, notational cards, and possibly enlistment papers, casualty sheets, death reports, prisoner of war papers, and correspondence. 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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    Publication Title
    Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 1st-6th Cavalry
    Total Records
    10,970Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    The National Archives logoThe National Archives
    Publication Number
    M1817
    Record Group
    94
    Published on Fold3
    27 Apr 2010
    Last Updated
    29 Aug 2013
    Description
    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).