Informazioni sulla fonte

Ancestry.com. Stati Uniti, Elenchi descrittivi relativi ai soldati dell’esercito volontario di colore, 1864 [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Dati originali:

War Department. The Adjutant General’s Office. Colored Troops Division (05/22/1863–1888). Descriptive Lists of Colored Volunteer Army Soldiers 1864. Volumes 58–60. ARC: 1223643. Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1762–1984/1780–1917. Record Group 94. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

 Stati Uniti, Elenchi descrittivi relativi ai soldati dell’esercito volontario di colore, 1864

Questo database contiene i dati di arruolamento e i ruoli delle truppe di colore arruolate in Kentucky.

On 14 November 1863, General John Schofield, commander of the Department of Missouri, issued General Order 135 authorizing provost marshals in the department to recruit and enlist black soldiers to serve the Union as U.S. Colored Troops. This database contains enlistment and muster rolls for colored troops who enlisted in Kentucky. The records typically list

  • name,
  • birthplace,
  • age at enlistment (if available),
  • owner’s name (if soldier is a former slave),
  • enlistment date and county,
  • date of muster.

They may also provide a physical description, occupation, and name of the recruiter.

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