Muster Roll of 13 Soldiers in Company G, 25th Regiment of United States Colored Infantry, April 12, 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 13 men serving in Company G, 25th 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 13 men serving in Company G, 25th Regiment in 1865.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 21 in

Width: 22 in

Inscriptions

on back: Muster and Descriptive Roll of men Drafted and Mustered into the Service of the United States Forwarded to Regt from Draft Rendezvous / at Elmira N.Y. commanded by Col. B.F. Tracy pursuant [?] to instructions A.G.O. Feby. 9th 1865 and assigned to Co. "G" 25th Inf [?] C.I. April 12th 1865 / by order Col F L Hitchcock Cmdr Regt / Drafted and enlisted into the / service of the United States / I certify in honor that this Muster and Descriptive / Roll is a correct abstract from the original Roll / on File at these Hdqrs. / Ft. Barrancas Fla. / April 12th 1865 / [Signed in different hand:] F.L. Hitchcock

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