Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 1st-6th Cavalry

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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 Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 1st-6th Cavalry
Total Records
Records: 10,970 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number:
M1817
Record Group:
94
Published on Fold3
April 27, 2010
Last Updated
August 29, 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).