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.

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"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//title/762/civil-war-service-records-cmsr-union-colored-troops-56th-138th-infantry: accessed April 21, 2021)

Publication Title
Civil War Service Records (CMSR) - Union - Colored Troops 56th-138th Infantry
Total Records
116,531 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
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.