Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 55th MA Infantry

Records: 2,321 · 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: 55th Massachusetts Infantry (Colored)" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/698/civil-war-service-records-cmsr-union-colored-troops-55th-ma-infantry: accessed January 18, 2021)

Publication Title
Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 55th MA Infantry
Total Records
2,321 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number
M1801
Record Group
94
Published on Fold3
19 May 2010
Last Updated
20 May 2010
Description
NARA M1801. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 55th Massachusetts Infantry (Colored).