Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 56th-138th Infantry record example

    Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 56th-138th Infantry

    Records: 116,531 · Complete: 100%

    These are scanned images from textual records. 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.

    Continue reading ›

    Source Information

    "Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served the United States Colored Troops: 56th-138th USCT Infantry, 1864-1866" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/762/civil-war-service-records-cmsr-union-colored-troops-56th-138th-infantry: accessed May 19, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 56th-138th Infantry
    Total Records
    116,531 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    undefined logo
    Publication Number
    n/a
    Record Group
    94
    Published on Fold3
    25 May 2011
    Last Updated
    05 Apr 2014
    Description
    Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 56th through 138th infantry units, United States Colored Troops (USCT), 1864-1866.