A Guide to the 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll, 1865 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll Ms2009-060

A Guide to the 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll, 1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-060


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-060
Title
41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll 1865
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1. cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Muster roll of Company A, United States Colored Troops during the Civil War.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll, Ms2009-060 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll was purchased by Special Collections in 2004.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll commenced and was completed in April 2009.


Historical Information

Company A of the 41st United States Colored Troops was organized at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the autumn of 1864. Included on the muster roll is this brief history of the company: "The company and regiment left camp near Fort Harrison, Army of the James the night of March 27th to reinforce the Army of the Potomac, we marched to Hatcher's Run then to Petersburg from there followed the line of the South Side Rail Road in pursuit of Lee's Army. The company was not engaged in any action until April 9, 65, and then but slightly." The 41st was assigned to duty at Petersburg from April 11, 1865 until May 25, when it was moved to Edenburg, Texas, for guard and provost duty. The 41st U. S. C. T. mustered out of service at Brownsville, Texas on November 10 and disbanded at Philadelphia on December 14, 1865.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a muster roll for Company A, 41st United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. the roll contains the names of officers and enlisted men within the company, together with the dates, places, and periods of enlistment for each. Also included are pay status and notes for individual soldiers and a brief account of the company's activities.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Muster roll 1865
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