Muster Roll for Company E, 46th Regiment of United States Colored Infantry, April 30-June 30, 1865

Summary

Many African Americans proudly joined the Union Army during the Civil War. Though at first turned away, after May 1863 the U. S. War Department began to actively recruit African-American troops. By war's end over 180,000 men in 175 regiments had joined the United States Colored Troops. This muster roll reveals the names of men serving in Company E, 46th Regiment in 1865.

Many African Americans proudly joined the Union Army during the Civil War. Though at first turned away, after May 1863 the U. S. War Department began to actively recruit African-American troops. By war's end over 180,000 men in 175 regiments had joined the United States Colored Troops. This muster roll reveals the names of men serving in Company E, 46th Regiment in 1865.

Artifact

Muster roll

Date Made

1865

Subject Date

30 April 1865 - 30 June 1865

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

73.20.1630

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Frederick B. Sturm.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 21 in

Width: 30.75 in

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