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Company D, 19th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry muster roll

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS722f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a muster roll (including pay information) for Company D, 19th Regiment, United States Colored Troops covering the period 31 December 1864 to 30 April 1865. The roll includes the names of three officers and seventy-two men. For each entry, the roll includes the place and date of enlistment; where, when, and by whom mustered; the last date of pay; and comments about the current status of each man. Comments include details about absences due to sickness, battle wounds, and desertions.

Dates

  • 1864-1865

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The 19th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, was organized at Camp Stanton, Maryland, in late 1863 and early 1864 following President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Many of the men were slaves recruited from the plantations of eastern and southern Maryland. The unit trained at Camp Stanton and Camp Birney until April, when it was attached to the 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac. Men of the 19th served as train guards during the Wilderness Campaign and participated in siege operations against Petersburg, Virginia, where they were among those killed and wounded at the Battle of the Crater on 30 July 1864. After the war, the unit was sent to Brownsville, Texas. Captain James O. Blakeley (1838-?) served as commanding officer from November 1864 until the unit mustered out of service on 15 January, 1867.

Extent

1 folder(s) (one oversize folder)

Language

English

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.
Title
Company D, 19th Regiment, United States Colored Troops muster roll
Author
Sue VerHoef
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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