Records of the Colored Troops Division

Records of the Colored Troops Division

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office. Colored Troops Division.
Creator: United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 137th (1864-1867). Company D.
Title: Records of the Colored Troops Division
Dates: 1865
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 oversized folder B)
Coll. Number: ms3173

Biographical/Historical Note

The Colored Troops Division, an agency of the Adjutant General's office, was organized by War Department General Orders No. 143, dated May 22, 1863. The functions of the office included all matters pertaining to the reruitment, organization and service of African-American troops and officers.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of muster rolls, returns, invoices of stores, and lists of clothing and equipage for Company D of the 137th Colored Infantry Regiment under Captain Charles Hankins and Colonel Martin R. Archer in Macon, Georgia. These post-Civil War records are dated June through December, 1865. Information in these documents includes names of African-American soldiers and clothing and equipment alloted to each.


Index Terms

African American soldiers--Georgia--Macon.
African American soldiers--United States.
Archer, Martin R., Col.
Hankins, Col., (C.)
Invoices.
Lists (document genre)
Macon (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Muster rolls.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--African American troops.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia--Macon.
Returns (military reports)
United States. Adjutant-General's Office. Colored Troops Division. -- Records and correspondence
United States. Army. -- African American troops
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 137th (1864-1867). Company D. -- Records and correspondence

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Records of the Colored Troops Division, MS 3173. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Digital Version(s)

Records of the Colored Troops Division 1865


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
OS Folder
1BPhotocopy of Muster-in roll of D Company in the 137th regiment of U.S. Colored Troops, 1865 June 1
 
No. 52 Acknowledgement of Receiving Clothing
 
Muster Roll Company D 137th Regiment of US Colored Troops, 1865 August 31 to 1865 October 31
 
Muster Roll Company D 137th Regiment of US Colored Troops, 1865 October 31 to 1965 December 31
 
Return of Company D 137th Regiment of US Colored Troops, 1865 November
 
Return of Company D 137th Regiment of US Colored Troops, 1865 August
 
No. 27 List of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, 1865 November 27
 
No. 51 Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equipage, 1865 September
 
No. 27 List of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, 1865 December
 
Form 2(b) Invoice of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 1865 December 1
 
Form 2(b) Invoice of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 1865 August 18
 
No. 51 Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, 1865 December 31