Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops Artillery

Records: 36,377 · Complete: 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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"Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Artillery Organizations" database with images Fold3 ( accessed January 18, 2021)

Publication Title
Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops Artillery
Total Records
36,377 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number
Record Group
Published on Fold3
27 Apr 2010
Last Updated
05 Aug 2013
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).