Union Army officer. Inventory reports concerning equipment issued to soldiers in the U.S. Army and papers relating to Remick's service as provost marshal of Savannah, Ga. Regiments involved include the 1st North Carolina Volunteers (Colored Troops), and the 35th and 103d U.S. Colored Troops.
Union soldier. Letters from Edgar Dinsmore, an Afro-American soldier in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, to Carrie Drayton, Brooklyn, N.Y., commenting on campaign activities, an anticipated early Union victory, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
United States. Army. Infantry, 91st, (Colored), 1864. Organized September 1863 as the 20th Regiment Infantry Corps d'Afrique. Became 91st Regiment U.S. Colored Troops April 1864. Consolidated to 74th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops July 1864. List of supplies, many unfit for service, transferred by Lt. William Keely to Lt. J. M. Shaw at Fort Macomb, Louisiana. Both officers were acting assistant quartermasters in the regiment.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 35th, (Colored, 1864-1866). Organized at Newbern, NC, June 30, 1863 as the lst Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. Changed to the 35th Regiment United States Colored Troops on February 8, 1864. Nine muster rolls for companies A-D, F-I, and K. Also includes a separate muster roll for field and staff. Many soldiers were recruited from New Bern, Beaufort, and Washington, N.C. and Charleston, S.C.
The Picture File is a large and diverse collection of visual materials ranging from the 17th through the 20th centuries. The bulk of the images in the collection date from the early 1800s through the 1950s.
* Sergeant, U.S. Army, circa 1860s (colored tintype)
* "Come and Join Us Brothers," 1863 (color lithograph)
Soldier with Co. C, 14th Regiment, Mass. Volunteers and 36th U.S. Colored Troops. Letters written by Stephen Hathaway to his cousin Gus in Boston. Hathaway served with Company C, 14th Regiment, of the Massachusetts Volunteers, and later with the 36th U.S. Colored Troops.
Many of the Civil War letters were written from Fort Duncan, Md. Among the topics mentioned are Hooker's army; military activities leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg; Grant's movements; prisoners; Confederate deserters; Confederate fear of Sherman; the death of Abraham Lincoln; and the fate of Jefferson Davis. After the Civil War, Hathaway wrote from Brazos Santiago, Texas while stationed there with the 36th U. S. Colored Troops, and expressed his enjoyment of the area.
Ms. notations detail the enlistment of three former North Carolina slaves (Berry Brewer, Benjamin Dobson, and Reuben Dobson), into the United States Army, 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment, in 1863.