Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 47th-55th Infantry

Records: 23,787 · Complete: 99%

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: Infantry Organizations, 47th through 55th" database with images Fold3 ( accessed January 18, 2021)

Publication Title
Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 47th-55th Infantry
Total Records
23,787 · Complete: 99%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number
Record Group
Published on Fold3
09 Aug 2010
Last Updated
11 Jan 2012
NARA M2000. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served with the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT): Infantry Organizations, 47th through 55th.