Civil War Soldiers - 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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Publication Title
Civil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops 56th-138th Infantry
Total Records
Records: 116,531 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number:
n/a
Record Group:
94
Published on Fold3
May 25, 2011
Last Updated
April 5, 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.