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Index of USCT Bounties Paid, South Carolina, 1866-1868

 

Source: Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910), Reel 23
 
Sample Page, Index of USCT Bounties Paid 1866-1868

Sample Page, Index of USCT Bounties Paid 1866-1868

Names of 166 USCT veterans who were paid bounties from 1866-1868 ~ Please click on link below to view document images:

 
Index of USCT Bounties Paid, SC 1866-1868 (pdf)
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Lewis Hunter or Hinter and Family, Ladies Island, Beaufort, SC, 1936

Lewis Hunter, with his wife and family on Lady's Island, Beaufort, SC 1936 Lewis Hunter and Family, Ladies Island, SC, 1936

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress are an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944.

The photographs were taken by field agents for three successive government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937), the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942), and the Office of War Information (1942-1944). All were concerned with stability and food security among farming families in rural America [1].

The two pictures here were taken by photographer Carl Mydans in June or July of 1936. In the top photograph the family's name is listed as Hunter, in the second, it is listed as Hinter.

References Cited

[1] Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives Collection Description, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/, accessed 23 Mar 2013.

[2] Mydans, Carl, photographer 1936 "Lewis Hunter, Negro client with his family on Lady's Island off Beaufort, South Carolina," Library of Congresss Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives Collection, Reproduction Number: LC-USF34-006790-D (b&w film nitrate neg.) LC-USZ62-131188 (b&w film copy neg. from print). http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998020302/PP/, accessed 23 Mar 2013.

[3] Mydans, Carl, photographer 1936 "Lewis Hinter, Negro client with his family on Lady's Island off Beaufort, South Carolina," Library of Congresss Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives Collection, Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-fsa-8b26557 (digital file from original) LC-USF34-006794-D (b&w film nitrate neg.). http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998020304/PP/, accessed 23 Mar 2013.

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African American Genealogy: Searching Online Records in SC? Don't Forget These Valuable Resources!

FamilySearch South Carolina Collections (current to Dec 2013):

FamilySearch Collections: Title

Records

Last Updated

South Carolina, Births and Christenings, 1846-1935 14,805 9 Mar 2012
South Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 1,195,302 21 Apr 2012
South Carolina, Deaths, 1915-1943 636,445 31 Dec 2011
South Carolina, Deaths, 1944-1955 231,138 27 Mar 2010
South Carolina, Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977 Browse Images 9 May 2011
South Carolina, Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 Browse Images 14 Oct 2012
South Carolina, Marriages, 1709-1913 4,154 9 Mar 2012
South Carolina, Darlington County Records, 1798-1923 155,292 13 Dec 2013
South Carolina, Freedmen's Bureau Records, 1865-1872 118,737 20 Dec 2013

Lowcountry Africana

Right here of course! We are a free website dedicated to African American genealogy and history in SC, GA and FL

Low Country Africana ~ Freedmen's Bureau Microfilm Reading Room

Entire Freedmen’s Bureau microfilms for Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Georgetown, each film has more than 1,000 pages of original historical documents.

Lowcountry Africana: South Carolina Slave Records on Fold3

South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872 contain thousands of images of estate inventories which list assets of property owners in Charleston, South Carolina. The records include the names of hundreds of plantations and thousands of enslaved ancestors. The collection also includes estate inventories for free African American ancestors. The bills of sale in this collection represent every surviving bill of sale for Charleston District from 1732 to 1872 and contain the names of thousands of enslaved and free ancestors.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History Online Index

The SCDAH On-line Records Index is an item-level index to selected colonial, state, and county record series held at the archives.

Lowcountry Digital Library

The Lowcountry Digital Library contains a variety of materials from public and private archives, libraries, archives, and museums. Here you will find a wide variety of media – manuscripts (including many plantation records), books, pamphlets, images and sound recordings. A treasure trove awaits your exploration.

African Americans in the South Carolina Room

A rich collection of documents shared by E.E. Vaughn, one notable collection is abstracts of SC death index.

Digital Library on American Slavery

The Digital Library on American Slavery offers a searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color. There are many Lowcountry records here.

Documenting the American South

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes fifteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

Chronicling America: Historic Newspapers from the Library of Congress

Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

African American Cemeteries Online

Includes extensive cemetery transcriptions for the Lowcountry Southeast.

IntermentNet ~ South Carolina Cemeteries

Removal of Graves by the Santee Cooper Project, Moncks Corners, South Carolina

Graves and Cemeteries removed from the Santee Cooper project Area affected by the flooding of the lakes areas. A total of more than 7,000 graves were determined to be in the Project Area. Of this number more than 6,000 were removed from the affected area and relocated in areas above the high water marks of Lake Marion and Moultrie; principally Lake Moultrie.

The Large Slaveholder Project

Essential starting point for identifying slaveholders by state

SankofaGen Wiki

Resources for plantations and the slave trade, historical documents and a database (wiki format)

South Carolina Plantations

From SCIWAY, South Carolina’s Information Highway, data on known SC plantations ~ location, owners, number of slaves

Lowcountry Plantations by Johnnie Rivers

Johnie Rivers, the original creator of South Carolina Plantations, carries on her work to document plantations in SC

USF Africana Heritage Project

Rediscovering the names and lives of slaves, freedpersons and their descendants. Although the site is national in focus, there are many SC records there, among them Freedmen’s labor contracts for Berkeley and Georgetown districts.

Christine's Genealogy Website | Who are your people?

Directories of searchable databases, extensive transcriptions relevant to the Lowcountry, new historical documents coming online here daily.

The Freedmen's Bureau Online

Transcriptions of Freedmen's Bureau records for several states, from Christine's Genealogy Website. Extensive transcriptions for Lowcountry FL, GA and SC. A must for your Lowcountry research toolkit.

Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware, by Paul Heinegg

Two books you can read on-line containing about 2,000 pages of family histories based on all colonial court order and minute books on microfilm at the state archives of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Delaware (over 1000 volumes), 1790-1810 census records, tax lists, wills, deeds, free Negro registers, marriage bonds, parish registers, Revolutionary War pension files, etc.

"Other Free" Heads of Household in the 1790 South Carolina Census, by County, from Paul Heinegg

Research Guides ~ SC African American Ancestors

Most Overlooked Record-Types in South Carolina by Robin Foster

Video tutorial and PowerPoint presentation from Robin Foster to help you locate new records to search for SC ancestors.

South Carolina African Americans

From FamilySearch, a comprehensive research guide for researching SC ancestors.

Online County-Level SC Records ~ Directories and Search Engines

South Carolina Genealogy Research Guide

From DiscoverSouthCarolina.com, a county by county list of libraries, archives, museums and family history centers.

SCIWAY.com

SCIWAY is your essential starting point for state and county-level links for South Carolina. The definitive list of South Carolina genealogy links.

Linkpendium ~ South Carolina

Astoundingly exhaustive county and state-level links

Cyndi’s List

The definitive collection of Internet genealogy links

The Records Project: Your Encyclopedia for State and County Public Records

The Records Project is an online community dedicated to building the largest, free public records encyclopedia.

GenealogyInTime Genealogy Search Engine

Search over 1.2 billion historic records across hundreds of genealogy websites. Fast, convenient and free.

Mocavo

Mocavo is the world's first and largest genealogy search engine. Their search index indexes over four billion names and is the fastest search in the industry by more than ten times. You must register for a free account to view search results.

Beaufort County ~ Online Resources

Beaufort County Message Board ~ Ancestry.com

Heritage Library Foundation

The Heritage Library is a private reference library and research center which is open to the public at a modest daily fee of ten dollars. The Library houses the records of The Hilton Head Island Historical Society containing a wealth of historical information, old photographs, and maps of Hilton Head Island and the Low Country.
The library is an affiliated library of the Family History Library operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here you can view microfilm and microfiche maintained by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Beaufort County Library ~ Beaufort District Collection

The Beaufort District Collection was created in 1992 to record the rich historical, cultural, and environmental heritage of the former Beaufort District. The BDC Research Room houses the research collection which researchers can visit. The reading room will accommodate 7 visitors, group visits must be scheduled in advance. The BDC has two online collections of interest to family historians:
This collection of 548 photographs comes from two albums of family photographs created by Conrad Munro Donner (1844 - 1916). Within the collection are photographs of many African Americans in Beaufort County in the early 1900s.
The Newspaper Obituary Index does not include the actual texts of the obituary notices. The actual texts of the obituary notices are on file in the Beaufort District Collection and may be ordered. Some obituaries are available on microfilm at other local libraries.

Beaufort County Cemetery Records ~ IntermentNet

Slave Manifests, RG 36 ~ National Archives Atlanta

On March 2, 1807, Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the United States beginning January 1, 1808. This Act required that all vessels of 40 tons or more carrying slaves in the coastwise trade file duplicate manifests at the ports of origin and destination, pledging that the slave had not been imported into the U.S. after 1807.

Beaufort, S.C. Slave Manifests (Outbound)

By Slave Owner's Name
By Slave's Name

Charleston County ~ Online Resources

Charleston County Message Board ~ Ancestry.com

South Carolina TriCounty Genealogy

Extensive collection of online records for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties ~ marriages, baptisms, court records, maps, cemetery records and more

1794 Charleston City Directory ~ From South Carolina TriCounty Genealogy

Lowcountry Africana Full-Text Reading Room:

Charleston South Carolina Probate Court Online Search

Here you can search for abstracts of:
Document images can be printed from microfilm at the Marriage License Division: Marriage License Division Judicial Center 100 Broad Street, Suite 469 Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 958-5183 (843) 958-5191 (Fax)
Document images can be printed from microfilm at the Charleston Probate Court: Estate Division Historic Courthouse 84 Broad Street, Third Floor Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 958-5030 (843) 958-5044 (Fax)

Charleston County Public Library ~ The South Carolina Room and The Charleston Archive

The staff of the Charleston Archive has created several pathfinders to assist the public in understanding and accessing the materials within the collection. Click on the titles to view the pathfinders in PDF format (Adobe Reader is required for viewing).
The staff of the Charleston Archive has created finding aids for many of its collections. These finding aids include physical descriptions, historical notes, and collection outlines. To view the entire finding aid, click on the title of the chosen collection. All finding aids are in PDF format, so Adobe Reader is required.
(A compiled alphabetical index of the 1877 precinct ledgers, which contains 7,189 names, is available here:)
  • Charleston County Public Library ~ Charleston Archive ~ Records of the Commissioners of the House of Correction, 1868–1885

This collection contains a single register of the inmates of the House of Corrections, a Post-Civil War institution for the confinement of vagrants and violators of city ordinances. The register provides information on all inmates of the institution (men, women, and children) including: date of admission, name, age, birthplace, last residence, length of time in Charleston, occupation, discharge date, and remarks. The volume lacks entries for the years 1876-1880.
A transcription of these records is now available in a searchable PDF format (in three parts):

Slave Manifests, RG 36 ~ National Archives Atlanta

On March 2, 1807, Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the United States beginning January 1, 1808. This Act required that all vessels of 40 tons or more carrying slaves in the coastwise trade file duplicate manifests at the ports of origin and destination, pledging that the slave had not been imported into the U.S. after 1807.
Charleston, S.C. Slave Manifests (Inbound)
By Slave Owner's Name
By Slave's Name

Georgetown County ~ Online Resources

Georgetown County Message Board ~ Ancestry.com

Georgetown County Digital Library

Provides free access to an extensive collection of digitized plantation journals, rare photographs, historical newspapers, real estate indentures, personal journals and letters.

USGenWeb, Georgetown County

Yauhannah Descendants

Records of the Lower Pee Dee River area of Georgetown County. Extensive collection of wills, Bible records, cemetery and tax records and more.

Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts, Georgetown County, SC ~ USF Africana Heritage Project

The Georgetown Gazette Jan 3, 1801 - Feb 17, 1810 ~ Google News Archive

What Are YOUR Favorite SC Resources?

Which SC resources do YOU recommend? Please leave a comment to add your favorites!

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Freedmen's Bureau Record Breaks Through the 1870 Brick Wall for SC African American Genealogy

Record Connects Freedmen with Former Slaveholders

So rarely does a record from Reconstruction actually connect freed people to a former slaveholder. When we find records like this we are so excited.

We are very excited today, because we found another! This record is a part of the "Pre-Bureau" records for South Carolina.

Having taken Port Royal in 1861, Union forces were in lower South Carolina long before the Freedmen's Bureau was established. This record does not have a date but is interleaved with records made in 1865. It is reproduced on NARA Micropublication M869, Reel 38.

This record appears in rations requests and lists the names of elders with plantations and the names of former slaveholders. What a find!

Please click on the image below to view the record full-size. We hope you find an ancestor here. Happy Ancestor Hunting from the crew at Lowcountry Africana!

Record Connects Freedmen with Former Slaveholders

References Cited

United States, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1870 (NARA Micropublication M869), Reel 38.

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New SC Resolution Will Recognize Importance of Freedmen's Community Mitchelville

A resolution introduced by South Carolina Representative Andy Patrick calls for South Carolina to officially recognize the importance of Mitchelville, a Freedmen's community built in 1862 on the Drayton family's Fish Haul Plantation in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

As the first self-governing community of freed former slaves in the nation, the site has great historical significance. The Mitchelville Preservation Project seeks to preserve the historic site and educate the public about the sacrifice, resilience and perseverance of the freedmen who established Mitchelville.

Today the new resolution was celebrated with a public event. Please enjoy the video below and read on for links to where you can learn more!

To learn more, please see the related story HHI unveils new Mitchelville displays.

Please also visit the Mitchelville Preservation Project website for more information.
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Who Lived This History? The 33rd United States Colored Troops (USCT)

 

     The capture of Port Royal, South Carolina by Union forces in November 1861 set in motion a series of events which would lead to one of the largest social transformations in the history of the Lowcountry Southeast - the emancipation of ten thousand enslaved people on South Carolina's sea islands.  With its deep harbor and strategic location, Port Royal served as a Union stronghold from the time of its capture to the end of the Civil War.

     Port Royal was also the staging ground of the first African Americans mustered into the United States military: the 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, which later became the 33rd United States Colored Troops (USCT). 

 

Detail from "Dress Parade of the 1st South Carolina Beaufort" LC-USZ62-62492

Above: Detail from "Dress parade of the 1st South Carolina [U.S.C.V.], Beaufort, S.C." Library of Congress Digital Print LC-USZ62-62492 No Known Restrictions on Publication

     In the years following the capture of Port Royal, more than 5,000 men from South Carolina served in the United States Colored Troops in six regiments organized there (21st, 33rd, 103rd, 104th and 128th USCT). Of these, the 33rd USCT is the best documented by surviving firsthand accounts. These accounts, digitized by Google Books, await you in the Lowcountry Africana SC Full-Text Reading Room

     Among the primary accounts of the 33rd USCT are Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, commander of the 33rd USCT; Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S.C. Volunteers, by Susie Taylor King, wife of a soldier in the 33rd USCT; and "Letters of Dr. Seth Rogers, 1862-1863," written by the surgeon who served with the 33rd USCT from December 1862 to December 1863.

     Because these texts survive, we set out to rediscover genealogical records for the individuals who shaped the history of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, to bring their stories into focus and honor their service in fighting for those who were still enslaved.

 

Who Lived This History?

    Who were the men who served in the 33rd United States Colored Troops? Who were their family members? What are their stories? 

     Account records for the Freedmen's Bank are a rich source for family historians. They often record the account holder's place of birth, residence and occupation as well as the names of parents, spouse, children and siblings. The earliest Freedmen's Bank records may also record the company and regiment of USCT veterans. They are therefore a rich starting point for discovering the family history of USCT veterans. 

     Here, we present abstracts of those records (now digitized in the free collection Freedmen's Bank Records, 1865-1874 at FamilySearch.org), then layer on abstracts of military records digitized at Footnote.com from two collections, Civil War Soldiers - Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry and Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index. If you find an ancestor here, there are many more records waiting for you on Footnote.com, within the two subscription collections listed above.

     The records presented here are for those veterans whose Freedmen's Bank Records list the USCT company and regiment in which they served. For a complete list of those who served in the 33rd USCT, you can consult the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website from the National Park Service.

 

Genealogy of the 33rd USCT

     Please read below to learn the story of the 33rd United States Colored Troops. To view abstracts of records for those who served in the 33rd USCT, please follow the links below:

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames A Through C

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames D Through F

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames G Through H

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames J Through L

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames M Through P

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames R Through S

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames T Through Z

 

History of the 33rd United States Colored Troops

     The morning of November 7, 1861 started quietly enough in the sea islands along Port Royal Sound in Lowcountry South Carolina. The harvest of sea island cotton was well underway and on this morning enslaved African Americans took to the fields to continue the harvest. But by 9:25 that morning, it became clear to those in and around Port Royal that this was no ordinary day.

     Fort Sumter had fallen to Union forces some 7 months earlier. Blockading Federal ships had occupied the South Carolina coastal waters since the fall of that fort. For more than a month, rumors had been circulating among Lowcountry planters that the United States Navy was preparing for an attack on a southern seaport. When the Federal blockade ships began to amass near Port Royal Sound, there soon was little doubt that the Navy's intended target was Port Royal and the sea islands surrounding it [1]. 

     At 9:25 on the morning of November 7, Federal ships approached Port Royal Sound. Confederate troops in the forts guarding the harbor opened fire upon the first vessel, and a heated battle ensued. Over the next several hours Federal gunboats rained explosives on the Confederate forts and received heavy fire in return. By 1:00 p.m., though, the Confederate forts were largely in ruins, their guns dismantled and destroyed. Confederate forces were compelled to retreat. The battle for Port Royal was ended.

 

Detail from "Bombardment and Capture of Port Royal, SC 7 November 1861"

Above: Detail from "Bombardment and Capture of Port Royal, SC 7 November 1861," Engraving by W. Ridgway after a drawing by C. Parsons, published by Virtue & Co., New York. Digitized by the U.S. Naval History Center, http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-u/unadilla.htm, accessed 6 Jan 2011.

 

Aftermath of the Fall

     The day's fighting had also set off a hurried exodus of planting families on Port Royal, Hilton Head, St. Helena and Ladies Islands and the surrounding mainland. Evacuees took with them what they could transport - valuables and other personal possessions, some house servants. What they could not carry away were the most valuable of their possessions: sea island cotton plantations, with the crops and enslaved communities upon them. 

     By nightfall Confederate forces on the sea islands surrounding Port Royal were gone. Within a few days, Union forces occupied Port Royal, Hilton Head and Beaufort; strongholds they would occupy for the remainder of the Civil War. 

     For African Americans in and around Port Royal Sound, what began as a day like any other proved to be anything but. Isolated as the South Carolina sea islands were from life on the mainland, they were not so isolated that word of the coming battle had not reached enslaved populations. Nor were they too isolated for slaves to know that the coming of Union forces meant the opportunity for freedom. Many years later, Sam Mitchell, then a young slave of John Chaplin on Ladies Island, recalled hearing the guns and thinking them thunder until his mother explained that the sound was the Yankee, coming to give him freedom [3].   

    No doubt the enslaved people who knew of the impending invasion had carefully planned how they would respond. Some of the planters who fled in advance of the landing of Union troops attempted to compel enslaved communities to evacuate with them. While some succeeded, the majority failed, in many cases because slaves took to the woods rather than obey orders to gather for evacuation. By nightfall on November 7, 1861, thousands of African Americans were the sole inhabitants of the plantations where they had formerly been enslaved.

     For those who remained, life on the sea islands around Port Royal was forever changed. In the days following the capture of Port Royal, some 5,000 African Americans formerly enslaved in South Carolina volunteered to serve in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) to fight for the freedom of those still enslaved [4].

 

Beginnings of the U.S. Colored Troops in South Carolina

     The first attempt to organize African American troops in South Carolina was made by Major General David Hunter, who took command of Union forces in the Department of the South in March of 1862, four months after the fall of Port Royal. Hunter, an avowed abolitionist and independent thinker, took charge of the forces at Port Royal at a time when the status of formerly enslaved African Americans there was still quite ambiguous.

     Within two weeks of assuming command Hunter quietly declared certain of the former slaves in the district free. A month later Hunter issued a proclamation declaring all of the slaves in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida free. He commenced recruiting on the plantations for men to serve as United States troops. In May, when the response proved less than he had hoped for, Hunter issued an order that all able-bodied African American men between the ages of 18 and 45 were to be sent to Hilton Head. Some 500 African American men were conscripted on that day [5]. 

     Support from Washington for Hunter's order was not forthcoming, however. Within two weeks President Abraham Lincoln countermanded Hunter's emancipation order, reserving for himself the right to free enslaved African Americans. Nor would Hunter's actions in organizing an African American military regiment receive political support or official recognition. When a Congressman from Kentucky inquired if it was true that a regiment of fugitive slaves had been organized in Port Royal, Hunter responded by stating that his soldiers were not fugitive slaves, they were former slaves whose late masters were "fugitive rebels." In organizing the troops, Hunter stated, he had broadly interpreted orders to "employ all loyal persons offering their services in defense of the Union." 

     Hunter's attempts to have the troops recognized as soldiers were not successful. By August, faced with a lack of  political support and unable to obtain pay for the men, Hunter disbanded the regiment and sent all but 100 troops home. The company of 100 men who remained was placed on guard duty at St. Simons Island [6].

 

1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry

     Scarcely two weeks later the President changed his mind and authorized the raising of African American troops. General Rufus Saxton, who had arrived at Port Royal as Hunter's subordinate in April of 1862, was authorized to "arm, equip and receive into the service of the United States such volunteers of African descent as you may deem expedient, not exceeding five thousand." The first full regiment was mustered in in early November of 1862 as the 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. The 100 men who had remained at St. Simons Island became Company A, 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, with Captain Charles T. Trowbridge in command. That same month, the troops were engaged in an expedition along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia, destroying Confederate saltworks, taking prisoners and carrying off slaves and property [7].  

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Commander of 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, Later 33rd USCT

Above: Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Source: Reminiscences of My Life with the 33rd United States Colored Troops:  Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers, By Susie King Taylor

     Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson, an abolitionist, was offered command of the 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry regiment. He arrived in December of 1862. Once he settled in camp he commenced a journal of his experiences which survives today as a rich firsthand account of the first colored troops organized in South Carolina. 

     Higginson headquartered his troops on the Old Fort plantation of J.J. Smith, so named because of its location on the site where the French had erected a fort in the 16th Century. It was there that a grand celebration was held on New Year's Day of 1863. The regiment had received two stand of colors which were to be presented, but the day's focal point was the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. The status of those formerly enslaved at Port Royal was no longer ambiguous. Although they had lived as free since the capture of Port Royal, on January 1, 1863 they were offically declared free [8].

     In his journal, Higginson described a deeply touching moment when the colors were presented. From out of the assembled crowd came a lone male voice in song: "My Country 't is of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty, of Thee I Sing." This spontaneous celebration was soon joined in by others in the crowd. Higginson described the moment:

I never saw anything so electric. It made all other words cheap. It seemed the choked voice of a race at last unloosed. Nothing could be more wonderfully unconscious; art could not have dreamed of a tribute to the day of jubilee that should be so affecting; history will not believe it and when I came to speak of it after it was ended tears were everywhere [9].

 

Military Expeditions

     After the festive New Year's Day celebration, Higginson wasted little time in placing his troops in the field. From January 23 to February 1, 1863, the 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry was on expedition from Beaufort up the St. Mary's River, which forms the boundary between Georgia and Florida. The goal was to surprise a Confederate encampment and capture much-needed lumber stores. Acting as guide on this expedition was Corporal Robert Sutton, who had made his escape to Union lines down that very river.

     A skirmish developed as the 1st South Carolina was intercepted by a Confederate patrol before reaching the encampment. Private William Parsons of Company G, standing near Higginson, was killed instantly in the opening volley. Several men were wounded, including Corporal Sutton who received three wounds [10].

     By March, the regiment was dispatched to Jacksonville, Florida with orders to occupy Jacksonville and entrench themselves there. Higginson was to "carry the proclamation of freedom to the enslaved; to call all loyal men into the service of the United States; to occupy as much of the state of Florida as possible with the forces under you command; and to neglect no means consistent with the usages of civilized warfare to weaken, harass, and annoy those who are in rebellion against the Government of the United States [11]."  In this endeavor they were successful, occupying and holding Jacksonville until March 31, when they were recalled to Beaufort.

   July 9-11, 1863 the troops made an expedition up the Edisto River where, despite navigation difficulties and a heated skirmish, they succeeded in bringing away many enslaved men, women and children who rushed to meet the Union boats. Companies "E" and "K" participated in an expedition to Pocotaligo, South Carolina in November of 1863. In February of 1864 the regiment made an expedition to Jacksonville, Florida. In January of 1864, the regiment was moved to Hilton Head.

 

1st SC Volunteer Infantry to 33rd United States Colored Troops

     On February 8, 1864, the designation 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry was changed and the troops became the 33rd United States Colored Troops (USCT). 

     In June of 1864, the regiment was ordered to Folly Island until after the siege of Charleston. The troops participated in the battle of Honey Hill and the capture of a fort on James Island, where they sustained casualties [12].  During its last year of service, from February 1865 to February 1866, the regiment was employed in provost and picket duty. The 33rd USCT regiment was mustered out at Fort Wagner on February 9, 1866. 

 

References Cited:    

[1] Rose, Willie Lee. 1964 Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 11-13.

[2]  "The Battle of Port Royal,"  The Macon Telegraph, 13 Nov 1861, In Historical Newspaper Collection, GenealogyBank.com, http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/, Accessed 6 Jan 2011.

[3] Account of Sam Mitchell, Slave Narrative Collection (WPA Federal Writers' Project), XIV, Part II, 202-203, quoted in Rose, Willie Lee. 1964 Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment. Athens: University of Georgia Press, p 12.

[4] Gourdin, J. Raymond. 1997 104th Infantry Regiment, USCT: Colored Civil War Soldiers from South Carolina. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., p. ix.

[5] Rose 1964, pp. 141-146.

[6] Rose 1964, pp. 189-193.

[7] Rose 1964, pp. 194-196.

[8] Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. 1870 Army Life In a Black Regiment. Boston: Fields, Osgood and Company. Original from Oxford University, Digitized by Google Books 22 May 2007. Read this book in the SC Full-Text Reading Room

[9] Higginson 1870, p. 41.

[10] Higginson 1870, pp. 75-77.

[11] Higginson 1870, p. 99.

[12] Higginson 1870, pp. 264-265.

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Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops (USCT), Surnames A Through C

 

     This page is a portion of the Lowcountry Africana feature article Who Lived This History? The 33rd United States Colored Troops. Here, we present abstracts of records of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust (now digitized in the free collection Freedmen's Bank Records, 1865-1874 at FamilySearch.org), then layer on abstracts of military records digitized at Footnote.com from two collections, Civil War Soldiers – Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry and Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index. If you find an ancestor here, there are many more records waiting for you on Footnote.com, within the two subscription collections listed above.

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Philip Adams, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 3269 Elizabeth Adams, Widow of Philip Adams, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 26 Jan 1869
 
Where Born: St. Augustine FL
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: About 40
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Cook & Washer
 
Works For: Herself
 
Wife: Husband Philip Co. D 33rd USCT
 
Children: Josephine Wilson married
 
Father: Titus Seabrook dead
 
Mother: Elsie Seabrook dead
 
Brothers: July, Bill & Solomon
 
Husband Philip dead
 
Elizabeth Adams X Her Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Philip Adams 
 
Enlisted at Camp Saxton, Beaufort SC 12 Jan 1864
 
Age at Enlistment: 56
 
Where Born: St. Augustine FL
 
Occupation: Cook
 
Discharged at Folly Island SC 13 Jul 1864 for Disability
 
Cause of Disability: Rupture
 
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Joseph Aiken, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: Joseph Aiken, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Charleston SC
 
Age: About 24
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Street Cleaner
 
Works for: City of Charleston SC
 
Wife: Celia Aiken
 
Children: Elizabeth 11 months old
 
Father: Cyrus Aiken
 
Mother: Sukey Aiken
 
Brother: Adam Aiken
 
Sisters: Charlotte Floyd
 
Joseph Aiken X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Joseph Aiken
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 8 Apr 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 19
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
Mustered Out at Charleston SC 31 Jan 1866
 
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Joseph Aiken aka Joseph Pinckney, Company C 33rd USCT
 
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Adam Allston Company F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2780 Adam Allston, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Georgetown SC
 
Residence: Reeds Place Ladies Island SC
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming & Carpentering
 
Wife: Leah
 
Children: Aaron, Moses, Daniel and Margaret
 
Father: Amos dead
 
Mother: Charlotte dead
 
Brothers: Thomas & Charles
 
Sisters: dead
 
Adam Allston X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record: 

Adam Allston Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort 12 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 50
 
Where Born: Georgetown SC
 
Occupation: Carpenter
 
Discharged at Folly Island SC 2 Aug 1864 for Disability
 
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Adam Allston, Company F 33rd USCT
 
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Clifford Anderson, Company D 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 120 Clifford Anderson, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 28 Feb 1866
 
Name of Master: Genl. Rabin
 
Name of Mistress: Eliza
 
Plantation: Savannah GA
 
Height and Complexion: 5 ft 8 1/2 Yellow
 
Father or Mother? Dead - Nanny
 
Regiment and Company: D 33 USCT
 
Residence: Roberts St.
 
Brother Henry, Sister Dolly Dalberg
 
Scar upper lip
 
Clifford Anderson X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:
 
Clifford Anderson Corporal Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 11 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Savannah GA
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
Mustered Out at Charleston 31 Jan 1866
 
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Clifford Anderson, Company D 33rd USCT
 
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Edward Atkins, Company E 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2871 Edward Atkins, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Brick Yard Place Ladies Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Black has had smallpox
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Bella
 
Children: James, step-son Johnny Jenkins
 
Father: Jim 
 
Mother: Willoughby
 
Brothers: Sammy, Jonas, Peter dead
 
Edward Atkins X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Edward Atkins Company E 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Ladies Island SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 30
 
Where Born: Ladies Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
Discharged at Beaufort SC 8 Jun 1865 for Disability
 
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Edward Atkins, Company E 33rd USCT
 
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Fortune Baker, Company H 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3646 Fortune Baker, Company H 33rd USCT
 
Sergt. Co H 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 27 Dec 1869
 
Where Born: Talbot Island FL
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Jacksonville FL
 
Age: Abt 36 or 37
 
Complexion: Dark
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: 1st Wife Betty 2nd Wife Elsie
 
Children: By 1st Wife: Nancy, Susan, Georgie & Lewis & Hester. None by 2nd Wife
 
Father: Caesar Baker
 
Mother: Nancy Baker
 
Brothers: Caesar & Moody Baker
 
Sisters: None
 
Fortune Baker X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Fortune Baker Sergeant Company H 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 20 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 25
 
Where Born: Talbot Island FL
 
Occupation: Boatman
 
Remarks: Appointed Sgt. by Capt. Dolly Nov. 20 1862, Honorably conducted himself on Barnwell's 
 
Island in October 1863 when attacked by rebels.
 
Mustered Out at Charleston 31 Jan 1866
 
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Fortune Baker, Company H 33rd USCT
 
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Henry Baker, Company A 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record: 
 
Acct: 3090 Henry Baker, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: McIntosh Co. GA
 
Occupation: Was soldier Co. A 33rd USCT
 
Wife: Clara
 
Father: Brutus
 
Mother: Charity
 
Remarks: Enlisted at Beaufort. Discharged at Morris Island.
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Henry Baker Company A 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 25 Apr 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: St. Simons Island GA
 
Mustered Out at Charleston 31 Jan 1866
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Henry Baker, Company A 33rd USCT
 
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Thomas Banks, Company D 33

Freedmen's Bank Record: 

Acct: 88 Thomas Banks, Company D 33 USCT
 
Date of Application: 28 Feb 1866
 
Name of Master: Geo. Gray
 
Name of Mistress: Ellen
 
Plantation: Savannah
 
Height and Complexion: 6 ft 1 Black
 
Father or Mother? Married? Sandy (dead) Serina
 
Regiment and Company: D 33 USCT
 
Place of Birth: Savannah
 
Residence: Savannah GA
 
Occupation: Boatman
 
scar on left hand
 
Thomas Banks X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Thomas Banks Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 11 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 19
 
Where Born: GA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
Mustered Out at Charleston 31 Jan 1866
 
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Daniel Bird, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2841 Daniel Bird, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Edgefield District SC
 
Residence: On Capers School Farm Ladies Island
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Sarah who left him & he don't own her he says.
 
Children: None
 
Father: Manido
 
Mother: Clarissy
 
Brothers: None
 
Sisters: Julia, Ann, Sarah, Jane
 
Daniel Bird X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Daniel Bird 1st SC Volunteers, Became Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC
 
Age at Enlistment: 35
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Wagoner 
 
Paroled as Prisoner of War 
 
No Record of Capture
 
Mustered out at Charleston SC 31 Jan 1866
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Daniel Bird, Company C 33rd USCT
 
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Cato Brown, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2791 Cato Brown, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: St. Helena Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Emma
 
Children: Catherine
 
Father: Abram dead
 
Mother: Lucy
 
Brothers: None
 
Sisters: Sophy, Mary
 
Cato Brown X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Cato Brown Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at St. Helena SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: St. Helena SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Cat Brown, Company B 33rd USCT
 
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Isaiah Brown, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2907 Isiah Brown, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Jas. Smith Place Savannah River
 
Residence: Beaufort SC
 
Age: 25
 
Complexion: Black
 
Wife: Matilda
 
Children: Mena (3) Betsey 15 mos. & Amy 15 mos.
 
Father: Cuffee
 
Mother: Day
 
Brother: Henry
 
Sister: Beck
 
Isaiah has top of little finger cut
 
Isiah Brown X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Isaiah Brown Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 24
 
Where Born: 
 
Occupation: Waiter
 
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Isaiah Brown, Company D 33rd USCT
 
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J. H. Brown, Company F 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Banks Record:

Acct: 3201 J.H. Brown, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Rose Place Port Royal Island
 
Residence: Rose Plantation
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Eleanor
 
Children: Jonathan & Rebecca
 
Father: Hector
 
Mother: Phyllis
 
Brothers: Joshua
 
Sisters: None
 
Remarks: Wife's Father John dead. Mother Rebecca. Her Brothers don't know. 
 
Sisters: Christiana, Jemima & Margaret all living in Charleston
 
James H. Brown X His Mark
 
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Thomas Brown, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2809 Thomas Brown, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Cat Island SC
 
Residence: Tommy Island SC
 
Age: 27
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Himself
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Hettie
 
Children: None
 
Father: Dead
 
Mother: Rhina
 
Brothers: Watrous, Abraham & Paul
 
Sisters: Esther
 
Thomas Brown X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Thomas Brown, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Camp Saxton near Beaufort SC 28 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Cat Island SC
 
Occupation: Hostler
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Thomas Brown, Company C 33rd USCT
 
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Henry Brush, Company H 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 94 Henry Brush, Company H 33rd USCT
 
Name of Mistress: Mary
 
Plantation: Hinesville GA
 
Height and Complexion: 5 ft 10 1/2 Black
 
Married? Chloe - Mother Phebe
 
Regiment and Company: Co. H 33 USCT
 
Place of Birth: Liberty Co. GA
 
Residence: Braddocks Pt SC
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
Remarks: Father: don't know
 
slight scar on left cheek
 
Step Father: Ben Hines
 
Wife's Father Robert Spencer. Mother Tira. Brothers & Sisters Joe, Lavinia, Tilda
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 12 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Liberty County GA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Henry Brush, Company H 33rd USCT
 
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Frank Bryan, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2868 Frank Bryan, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Pocotaligo SC
 
Where Born: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Amy
 
Children: Stepney
 
Father: Andrew Haywood
 
Mother: Rachel dead
 
Brother: Billy Small
 
Sister: Lydy
 
Frank Bryan X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Frank Bryan, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 14 Mar 1864
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: McPhersonville SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Frank Bryant, Company C 33rd USCT
 
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August Burke, Company A 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 3752 August Burke, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 19 Feb 1870
 
Where Born: Ladies Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: 27
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Tyra
 
Children: all three children dead
 
Father: Battus Burke
 
Mother: Affy Burke
 
Brothers: Yadus, Lunnon, Charles
 
Sisters: Milcha, Rhina
 
August Burke X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

August Burke, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 10 Oct 1864
 
Age at Enlistment: 17
 
Where Born: Ladies Island SC
 
Occupation: Servant
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

August Burk, Company A 33rd USCT
 
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York Campbell, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 3263 Molly Campbell, Wife of York Campbell, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 25 Jan 1869
 
Where Born: James Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Port Royal Island SC
 
Age: 29 about
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Herself
 
Wife: Husband York, Co. D 33rd
 
Children: Dinah (6)
 
Father: Sam Green dead
 
Mother: Beck
 
Sisters: Jenny
 
Mother & Sister live on James Island SC
 
Molly Campbell X Her Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

York Campbell, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 10 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 29
 
Where Born: Adams Run SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
Died in Beaufort SC Hospital 7 Mar 1865
 
Cause of Death: Pnuemonia
 
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York Cable aka York Campbell aka York Frazer
 
Company D 33rd USCT
 
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Parson Campbell, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2884 Parson Campbell, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Port Royal Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Mima Coleman
 
Children: Dick Coleman
 
Father: Dick Coleman dead
 
Mother: Jeanette Jenkins
 
Brothers: Billy & Sampson Campbell
 
Sisters: None
 
Parson Campbell X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Parson Campbell, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 9 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 30
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC 
 
Occupation: Driver
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Parson Campbell aka Prost Coleman, Company D 33rd USCT
 
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Harrison Carrion, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2870 Harrison Carrion, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: St Augustine
 
Residence: Charleston SC
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Long Shore Man
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Margaret
 
Children: Rebecca
 
Father: March
 
Mother: Rosa Lee dead
 
Sister: Victoria
 
Harrison Carrion X His Mark
 
 

Civil War Service Record:

Harrison Carrion aka Harrison Carrison, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Camp Saxton SC 12 Jan 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 17
 
Where Born: St. Augustine FL
 
Occupation: Waiter
 
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June Chaplin, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2803 June Chaplin, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: St. Helena Isld. SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Light Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Wife: Sally
 
Children: Constantine
 
Father: Bakem Shed
 
Mother: Farina
 
Brothers: Jacob Shed dead and William
 
Sisters: Dina, Rebecca, Bella & Julia
 
June Chaplin X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

June Chaplin, Company B 3rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 18
 
Where Born: St. Helena SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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June Chaplin aka June Williams, Company B 33rd USCT
 
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Peter Chisholm, Company F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2857 Peter Chisolm, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Ladies Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Port Royal Island SC
 
Age: 39
 
Complexion: Light Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Rose
 
Brothers: Scipio & Israel
 
Sister: Tamar
 
Peter Chisholm X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Peter Chism, Company F, 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort 22 Apr 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 29
 
Where Born: Ladies Island SC
 
Occupation: Plowman
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Peter Chisholm, Company F 33rd USCT
 
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Philip Clement, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 3265 Philip Clement, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 25 Jan 1869
 
Where Born: Florida St. Augustine
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Died February
 
Age: About 23 when he died
 
Occupation: Waiter or servant
 
Works for: An Officer
 
Wife: Never had a wife
 
Father: George Clement dead
 
Mother: Sarah Parmenter
 
Brothers: None
 
Sisters: None but Mary Hampton 
 
The above was given by his mother 
 
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Civil War Service Record: 

Philip Clement, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Camp Saxton SC 12 Jan 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: St. Augustine FL
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
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Edmund Cloud, Company F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 72 Edmund Cloud, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Date: March 3 1866
 
Name of Master: Rufus Watson
 
Where Born: Richmond VA
 
Age: 19 years
 
Complexion: Black
 
Father: Joe
 
Mother: Jenny
 
Sister: Mary Newton Co. GA
 
Regiment and Company: F 33rd USCT
 
Remarks: See Record of Aaron Watson [Aaron Watson's record is below, parents are Joe and Jenny]
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Edmund Cloud, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 16 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 24
 
Where Born: Henry Co GA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
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Freedmen's Bank Record, Aaron Watson:

Acct: 86 Aaron Watson, Company F 33rd USCT

Date of Application: March 16 1866
 
Name of Master: Rufus Watson
 
Where Born: Richmond VA
 
Age: 19 years
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Was a teamster in Sherman's Army
 
Father: Joe
 
Mother: Jenny
 
Brothers and Sisters: Mary Newton Co. GA
Henderson & Rachael
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Aaron Watson, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 12 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: Richmond VA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Aaron Watson aka William Watson
 
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Samuel Coen, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2849 Samuel Coen, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: Beaufort SC
 
Age 28
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farmed One Year
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Rebecca
 
Father: Tarquin
 
Brothers: Joseph, Jacob & Henry
 
Samuel Coen X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Samuel Coen, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC 
 
Occupation: Waiter
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Samuel Cohen, Company B 33rd USCT
 
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James Coyle, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 125 James Coyle, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 28 Feb 1866
 
Name of Master: Free
 
Height and Complexion: 5 ft 8 1/2 Yellow
 
Married? Kate Savannah
 
Name of Children: James & Alice
 
Regiment and Company: Dischgd Co. B 33 USCT
 
Place of Birth: Washington D.C.
 
Residence: Liberty near Jones
 
Occupation: Carpenter
 
Age: 21
 
scar on bridge of nose
 
Father Jerry, Mother Henrietta, Savannah
 
Wife's Father Henry, Mother Sarah
 
James Coyle X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

James Coyle, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head 11 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 21
 
Where Born: Washington, D.C.
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

James Coyle aka Clark James Coyle, Company B 33rd USCT
 
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Nero Crawford, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2851 Nero Crawford, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Pocotaligo SC
 
Residence: Ladies Island SC
 
Age: 37
 
Complexion: Mulatto
 
Occupation: Clerking in Store
 
Wife: Sally
 
Mother: Phyllis
 
Brother: Israel
 
Nero Crawford X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Nero Crawford, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 31
 
Where Born: Bray's Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Nero Crawford, Company B 33rd USCT
 
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Sampson Cuthbert, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2858 Sampson Cuthbert, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Resifdence: Same Place
 
Age: 24
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Dorea
 
Father: Charles
 
Mother: Tamar
 
Brothers: William & Charles
 
Sisters: Teena, Affie, Tamar and Sarah
 
Sampson Cuthbert X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Sampson Cuthbert, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 28
 
Where Born: Walnut Ville SC
 
Occupation: Plowman
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Sampson Cuthbert, Company D 33rd USCT
 
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Source Citations:

Freedmen's Bank Records: 

"Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874," database, FamilySearch.org, from Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of signatures of depositors in branches of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, 1865–1874.

Civil War Service Records:

"Civil War Soldiers - Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry," database, Footnote.com, from Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 31st through 35th, NARA M1992.

Civil War Pension Records:

"Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index," database, Footnote.com, from Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, NARA T289. 

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Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops (USCT), Surnames D Through F

 

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames D Through F

     This page is a portion of the Lowcountry Africana feature article Who Lived This History? The 33rd United States Colored Troops. Here, we present abstracts of records of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust (now digitized in the free collection Freedmen's Bank Records, 1865-1874 at FamilySearch.org), then layer on abstracts of military records digitized at Footnote.com from two collections, Civil War Soldiers – Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry and Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index. If you find an ancestor here, there are many more records waiting for you on Footnote.com, within the two subscription collections listed above.

     Please scroll to the bottom of the page for source citations for these records. Happy Ancestor Hunting from the crew at Lowcountry Africana!

 

Cuffee Day, Company A 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2781 Cuffee Day, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: St Helena Isld SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Betsey
 
Children: Robert, Quitman, Tim & Polly
 
Father: Morris dead
 
Mother: Judy dead
 
Brothers: None
 
Sisters: Cely
 
Cuffee Day X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Cuffe Day, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 29 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 40
 
Where Born: St. Helena Island SC
 
Occupation: Hostler
 
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Cuffee Days, Company K 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 3812 Cuffee Davis, Father of Cuffee Days, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: Mar 22 1870
 
Where Born: West Indies
 
Where Brought Up: Hilton Head SC
 
Residence: Hilton Head SC
 
Age: About 70
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Peggy
 
Children: Elsie (25) Henny (30) Pinder (28) Sallie (19) Peggy (18) Tamar (16)
 
Father: Cuffee Telfier died long ago in the West Indies
 
Mother: Celia died about 5 years ago
 
Brothers: Scipio Hamilton lives now on Hilton Head SC
 
Sisters: None
 
Cuffee Davis X His Mark
 

Richard Days, Company A 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 3651 Abby Beamer, Mother Richard Days Company A 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 24 Dec 1869
 
Where Born: Port Royal Isld SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: About 50
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Herself
 
Husband: Jim
 
Children: Rose (26) Andrew (30) Bella (28)
 
Father: Andrew dead
 
Mother: Hester dead
 
Sisters: Hannah & Daphne
 
Abby Beamer X Her Mark
 
 

Civil War Service Record:

Richard Days, Company B, 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at St. Helena 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 18
 
Where Born: Port Royal Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
 

Civil War Pension Index:

Richard Days, Company B 33rd USCT
 

Robert Dingle aka Robert Dingley, Company H 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3290 Clarissa Dingle, Wife of Robert Dingle, Company H 33rd USCT
 
Datte of Application: 10 Feb 1869
 
Where Born: Gardiner's Corners SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Brick Yard Place Ladies Island
 
Age: About 46 years
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farming what she can
 
Works For: Herself
 
Husband: Robert Co. H 33rd
 
Children: Bina (24) Hannah Brown (23) Manuel Haines (20)
 
Father: Benjamin
 
Mother: Phylis dead
 
Sisters: Caroline Manigo
 
Clarissa's husband Robert dead
 
Clarissa Dingle X Her Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Robert Dingle aka Robert Dingley, Company H 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 40
 
Where Born: Sumter District SC
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
Wounded in Action 26 Jan 1863
 
Died of Pnuemonia 17 Mar 1865
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Robert Dingle, Company H 33rd USCT
 
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Middleton Edwards, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2749 Middleton Edwards, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: 40
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation; Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Clarissa
 
Children: Dia (12) Henriette (7) [illegible] (10)
 
Brother: Edward
 
Middleton Edwards X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Middleton Edwards, Company D 33rd USCT

Enlisted at Camp Saxton SC 6 Mar 1863

Age at Enlistment: 18

Where Born: Beaufort SC

Occupation: Groom

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Robert Edwards, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2883 Robert Edwards Company D 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: Verdier Place near "Old Fort"
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Flora
 
Children: Robert & Clarissa
 
Father: Cuffee
 
Mother: Clarissa
 
Brothers: Natifer Edwards
 
Sisters: Georgianna  Lee Elizabeth, Henrietta, Radiah & Rooty Edwards
 
Robert Edwards X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Robert Edwards, Company D 33rd USCT 
 
Enlisted at Beaufort 21 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 25
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Wagoner
 
 

Civil War Pension Index:

Robert Edwards, Company D 33rd USCT
 
 
Edward Ferguson, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 122 Edward Ferguson, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 28 Feb 1866
 
Name of Master: Robt Ferguson
 
Name of Mistress: Mary
 
Plantation: Scriven Co. GA
 
Height and Complexion: 5 ft 8 Black
 
Father or Mother? John & Hannah
 
Regiment and Company: Dischgd. Co. B 33rd USCT
 
Place of Birth: Gardiners Corners SC
 
Residence: Lincoln & Harrison
 
Occupation: Plastere
 
Brother Paul, Sister Sarah Arrived Dec 1864
 
Edward Ferguson X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record: 

Edward Ferguson aka Atwood Ferguson, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 11 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 24
 
Where Born: Gardiner's Corners SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Edward Ferguson, Company B 33rd USCT
 
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Paul Fields, Company C 33rd USCT
Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2834 Paul Fields, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Ladies Island, SC
 
Residence: Jericho Port Royal Island SC
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Clara
 
Children: None
 
Father: Toney dead
 
Mother: Charlotte dead
 
Brothers: Daniel, Adam. Tobey, James, William & Bram
 
Sisters: Jane & Maria
 
Paul Fields X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Paul Field, Company F, 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 25 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 18
 
Where Born: Ladies Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Robert Fields, Company K 33rd USCT
Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3492 Esther Fields, Mother of Robert Fields, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 6 Aug 1869
 
Where Born: Pinckney Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: 50 years
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
Works For: Herself
 
Husband: William Fields dead
 
Children: William (30), Nellie 37, Lydy 39, Nannie 35, Elineor 20, Cornelia 20 twins, Tyra 19, 
 
Rhina 17, Adam 13, Jason 8 
 
Father: William Fields dead
 
Mother: Tyra Fields dead
 
Brothers: Adam Jenkins
 
Sisters: Emma Jenkins, Mary Anne Huggins, Teena Riley, Phoebe Dasimer, 
Betty Wright, Sally Jones
 
Esther Fields X Her Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Robert Fields, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 18
 
Where Born: Pinckney Island SC
 
Occupation: Bricklayer
 
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Charles Floyd, Company E 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2877 Charles Floyd, Company E 33rd USCT

Where Born: Green County GA
 
Residence: Ladies Island SC
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Charlotte
 
Children: Milly & Tilla
 
Father: Charles dead
 
Mother: Milly dead
 
Brothers: David, Andrew, Bill & Solomon
 
Sisters: Sarah, Kitty, Eliza, Victoria, & Jessie
 
Charles Floyd X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Charles Floyd, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at St. Simons Island 14 Dec 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 33
 
Where Born: Glenn County GA
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Jeffrey Frazier, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3419 Jeffrey Frazier, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 22 May 1869
 
Where Born: Near Bluffton SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Hilton Head SC
 
Age 23 years
 
Complexion: Black
 
Works For: Himself
 
Father: Jeffrey dead
 
Mother: Rachel 
 
Brothers: Richard, Samuel
 
Sisters: Katy, Betsey, Carrie
 
Jeffrey Frazier [signature]
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Jeffrey Frazier, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 21
 
Where Born: Okittie SC
 
Occupation: Waiter
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Geoffrey Frazier, Company K 33rd USCT
 
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Samuel Frazier, Corporal Company K 33rd USCT
 
Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3697 Samuel Frazier, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 22 Jan 1870
 
Where Born: North Edisto SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Savannah GA
 
Age: 28
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Boatman
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Amy
 
Father: Jeffrey dead
 
Mother: Rachel
 
Brothers: Jeffrey, Richard
 
Sisters: Katy Henderson, Betsey Small, Caroline Frazier
 
Samuel Frazier X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Samuel Frazier, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC [no date listed]
 
Age at Enlistment: 23
 
Where Born: North Edisto SC
 
Occupation: Coachman
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Samuel Frazier, Company K 33rd USCT
 
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Acct: 2897 Frederick Fripp, Company F 33 USCT
 
Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2897 Frederick Fripp, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: Ladies Island SC
 
Age: 30
 
Complexion: Light Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Children: James 7 yrs.
 
Father: August
 
Mother: Hagar
 
Brothers: Stephen, Richard, Robert, James & Julius
 
Sisters: Bina, Rose & Auber
 
Frederick Fripp X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Frederick Fripp, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Occupation: 26
 
Where Born: Ladies Island SC
 
Occupation: House Servant
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Frederick Fripp, Company F 33rd USCT
 
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Renty Fripp, Company C 33rd USCT
Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3773 Renty Fripp, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 3 Mar 1870
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: John Fripp Place St. Helena Isld. SC
 
Age: About 40
 
Complexion: Black, marked with small-pox
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Cinda died in Beaufort 3 years ago
 
Children: Elizabeth died 2 years old in Beaufort
 
Father: Isaac: don't know where he is
 
Mother: Phoebe McKey
 
Brothers: Raville McKey, Wakerseer McKey
 
Sisters: Annie widow of Dick Magraw 
Justina wife of Billy Powell
 
Renty Fripp X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Renty Fripp, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 29
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Tailor
 
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Aaron Fuller, Company C 33rd USCT
Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2804 Aaron Fuller, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: St. Helena Isld. SC
 
Residence: Dr. Pope Place St. Helena Isld. SC
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Katy
 
Children: Alexander & Matilda
 
Father: Jupiter
 
Mother: Molly dead
 
Sisters: Emma
 
Aaron Fuller X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Aaron Fuller, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 23
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Hostler
 
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Civil War Pension Index:

Aaron Fuller aka Aaron Porter, Company C 33rd USCT
 
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Source Citations:

Freedmen's Bank Records: 

"Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874," database, FamilySearch.org, from Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of signatures of depositors in branches of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, 1865–1874.

Civil War Service Records:

"Civil War Soldiers - Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry," database, Footnote.com, from Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 31st through 35th, NARA M1992.

Civil War Pension Records:

"Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index," database, Footnote.com, from Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, NARA T289. 

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Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops (USCT), Surnames G Through H

 

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames G Through H

     This page is a portion of the Lowcountry Africana feature article Who Lived This History? The 33rd United States Colored Troops. Here, we present abstracts of records of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust (now digitized in the free collection Freedmen's Bank Records, 1865-1874 at FamilySearch.org), then layer on abstracts of military records digitized at Footnote.com from two collections, Civil War Soldiers – Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry and Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index. If you find an ancestor here, there are many more records waiting for you on Footnote.com, within the two subscription collections listed above.

     Please scroll to the bottom of the page for source citations for these records. Happy Ancestor Hunting from the crew at Lowcountry Africana!

 

Benjamin Gardiner, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2796 Benjamin Gardiner, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Warsaw Isld SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Teena
 
Children: Lizzie
 
Father: Joseph
 
Mother: Judy
 
Brothers: James & Sam, William & Joseph
 
Sisters: Peggy Brown, Henrietta Taylor, Mary & Molsey Gardiner
 
Benjamin Gardiner X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Benjamin Gardner, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at St. Helena Island SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 17
 
Where Born: St. Helena Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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John Gardiner, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2752 John Gardiner, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: 23
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Venus
 
Children: William 4 years and John 4 months
 
Father: Leon
 
Brothers: Jacob, Jack & Samuel
 
Sisters: Flora & Betty
 
John Gardiner X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

John Gardner, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Stephen Geddis, Company B 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2798 Stephen Geddis, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: St. Helena Isld SC
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Olivia
 
Children: Phoebe
 
Father: Moses dead
 
Mother: Lavinia
 
Brothers: Manuel, Moses and Simon
 
Sisters: Sukey, Nanny, Peggy and Lavinia
 
Stephen Geddis X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Steppeny Geddes, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: Ladies Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Andrew General, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2836 Andrew General, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Cat Island
 
Residence: St. Helena Isld. SC
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Teena
 
Children: Mary
 
Father: Paul dead
 
Mother: Mary dead
 
Brothers: Winter, Paul & Stepney
 
Sister: Mary
 
Andrew General X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Andrew General, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 28 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 21
 
Where Born: Cat Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Robert Goodwin, Company B 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2744 Robert Goodwine, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Wilmington, NC
 
Residence: Port Royal Isld. SC
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Hetty
 
Father: Friday Haines
 
Mother: Phoebe
 
Brothers: Grayson
 
Sisters: Nancy & Martha
 
Robert Goodwin X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Robert Goodwine, Company G 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 21 Mar 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 19
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Bricklayer
 
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Green Gordon, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 136 Green Gordon
 
Date of Application: 17 Mar 1866
 
Name of Master: Thom. Millet
 
Brothers: Joe Ban & Tom, Catharine
 
Regiment and Company: B 33rd USCT
 
Place of Birth: Lincoln Co. TN
 
Residence: of Mother Lincoln Co. TN
 
Remarks: Was waiter in Comp F 78 Vols
 
Came into Union lines Winter of 61 & 62
 
Green Gordon X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Green Gordon, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 11 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: Lincoln County TN
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Ansel Graham, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2811 Ansel Graham, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: St. Helena SC
 
REsidence: sarah H. Perry Place
 
Age: 23
 
Complexion: Dark
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Clarinda
 
Father: Sammy
 
Mother: Phoebe
 
Brothers: Frank Scott. Frank, William & Billy Middleton
 
Sisters: Abby, Jane & Anna Middleton
 
Ansel Graham X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Ansel Graham, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 15 Dec 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
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James Grant, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2806 James Grant, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Port Royal Island SC
 
Residence: Paris Island SC
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Single
 
Father: James Living on Savannah River
 
Mother: Diana Williams
 
Brother: Moses Pringle
 
Sisters: Mary & Celia
 
James Grant X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

James Grant, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 12 Feb 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 17
 
Where Born: Port Royal Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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James Grant, Company K 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2978 James Grant, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 18 Aug 1868
 
Where Born: Cooahatchie [sic] SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Hilton Head
 
Age: About 30
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Roseanna
 
Father: John
 
Mother: Rose
 
Brothers: John Grant
 
Sisters: Rose wife of Renty Miller
 
James Grant X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

James Grant, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Camp Saxton 1 Dec 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 24
 
Where Born: Bluffton SC
 
Occupation: Stevedore
 
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William Grant, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3275 Lydia Grant, Wife of William Grant, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 3 Feb 1869
 
Where Born: Cat Island SC
 
Where Brought UP: Same Place
 
Residence: Beaufort SC
 
Age: 30
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Seamstress & Washer
 
Works For: Herself
 
Wife: Husband William Co. C 33rd USCT
 
Children: Charley Smith
 
Father: Poole Smith Cain Island
 
Mother: Molly Cain Island
 
Brothers: Lardress Smith
 
Sisters: Nanny Simmons, Laura Mitchell All live on Cain Island SC
 
Signature: Lydia Grant
 
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Daniel Grayson, Company B 33rd USCT  

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2797 Daniel Grason, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Boatman
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Diana
 
Children: Ellen
 
Father: Primus
 
Maother: Hagar died in 1864
 
Brothers: Stephen lives North
 
Sisters: Daphne, Rachel, Matilda and Rebecca
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Daniel Grason, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 26
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Shoemaker
 
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Edmund Green, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2852 Edmund Green, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: Beaufort SC
 
Age: 22
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming on Pert Royal Isld.
 
Works For: Himself
 
Father: Toney Green
 
Mother: Chloe
 
Brothers: David, Toney, Simon & Jo
 
Sister: Leah
 
Edmund Green X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Edmund Green, Company B 3rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Jackson Green, Company K 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3208 Jackson Green, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Residence: Near School House "Old Fort" Plantation
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Peggy
 
Children: None
 
Father: Prince (dead)
 
Mother: (dead)
 
Brothers: None
 
Sisters: Clarissa & Susanna
 
Wife's Father Sandy dead. Mother Silla.
 
Jackson Green stutters a little.
 
Jackson Green X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Jackson Green, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Camp Saxton 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 24
 
Where Born: Bluffton SC
 
Occupation: Hostler
 
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Joseph Green, Company  B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2795 Joseph Green, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same place
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Phoebe
 
Children: Clifford
 
Father: Joseph Green
 
Mother: Katy Green
 
Borthers: Peter & Sammy
 
Sisters: Laura Bryan
 
Joseph Green X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Joseph Green, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Moses Green, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3480 Moses Green , Company D 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 27 Jul 1869
 
Where Born: Savannah GA
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place & at "Old Fort" 
 
Residence: "Old Fort" Port Royal Island SC
 
Age: About 29
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Patty Green
 
Children: John Andrew Green 2 1/2 yrs
 
Father: Caesar Wallace
 
Mother: Silla dead about 5 years
 
Brothers and Sisters: Jimmy White, Tom Wallace, Simon Grant or Wallace
Potro Haywood
 
Moses Greene [signature]
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Moses Green, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 23
 
Where Born: Savannah GA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
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Quaker Green, Company E 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2823 Quaker Green, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Cooper River near Charleston
 
Residence: St. Helena Isld. SC
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Hannah
 
Children: Miley, Titus & Silby
 
Father: George
 
Mother: Silla
 
Brothers: None
 
Sisters: None
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Quaker Green, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at St. Helena SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 29
 
Where Born: St. Helena Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Frank Hagans, Company C 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3385 Frank Hagans, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 6 Apr 1869
 
Where Born: Jacksonville FL
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Beaufort SC
 
Age: About 29
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Lavinia
 
Father: George Hagans
 
Mother: Ann dead
 
Brothers: Aleck dead
 
Sisters: Lafila. No More
 
Frank Hagans X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Frank Hagens, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 6 Feb 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 24
 
Where Born: Jacksonville FL
 
Occupation: Boatman
 
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Ansel Haggard aka Ansel Hazzard, Company E 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2821 Ansel Haggard, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Darien GA
 
Residence: Washaw Isld. SC
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Kate
 
Children: Becky, Atchy & Lindy
 
Father: Molbrook dead
 
Mother: Phoebe dead
 
Brother: July
 
Sister: Cinda
 
Ansel Haggard X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Ansel Haggard aka Ansel Hazzard, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at St. Simons Island GA 14 Dec 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 34
 
Where Born: Glenn County GA
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Joseph Haines, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2832 Joseph Haines, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Coosahatchie SC
 
Residence: Beaufort SC
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Brick-layer
 
Works for: Himself
 
Wife: Mary
 
Children: Betsey & Rosa
 
Father: Robert
 
Mother: Betsey dead
 
Brothers: None
 
Sisters: Susan, Emma & Sophia
 
Joseph Haines X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Joseph Haines, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 25
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Nathan Haines, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2842 Nathan Haines, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Port Royal Isld. SC
 
Residence: Savannah
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Carpenter
 
Wife: Single
 
Father: Carolina dead
 
Mother: Diana McKnight
 
Brothers: Solomon, Carolina, Samuel, Albert & Jimmy McKnight
 
Sister: Rachel
 
Nathan Haines X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Nathan Haines, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 36
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Engineer
 
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Abram Hamilton, Company H 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3985 Abram Hamilton, Company H 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 1 Sep 1870
 
Where Born: St Helena Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: 25
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Nancy
 
Father: Ishmael Brown dead
 
Mother: Abby
 
Brothers: Toby & Moses & Scipio Brown
 
Sisters: Patsie wife of David Small. Violet wife Barrock Fuller. Nanny wife of Handy Linyard(?)
 
Abram Hamilton X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Abram Hamilton, Company H 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 25
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Willam Happy, Company F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2914 Nancy Happy, Widow of William Happy, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 7 Aug 1868
 
Where Born: Georgetown SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Beaufort SC
 
Age: About 25
 
Complexion: Brown, marked with small pox
 
Occupation:Seamstress & Cook
 
Works For: Herself
 
Husband: William Co. F 33rd USCT
 
Children: Mary (10)
 
Father: Gabriel Green dead
 
Mother: Phoebe Green
 
Brothers: Scipio Green, One more don't know name
 
Sisters: Docia Green. Rhody Green. Beck Brown. Sally Green
 
Husband William dead
 
Nancy Happy X Her Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

William Happy, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 9 Dec 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 
 
Where Born: Georgetown SC
 
Occupation: Teamster
 
Died of wounds received in action near Pocotaligo SC 31 Dec 1865
 
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Luke Harris, Company H 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3334 Luke Harris, Company H 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 9 Mar 1869
 
Where Born: Harris Neck McIntosh Co. GA
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: 24 Co. H 33rd
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Wife: Betsey
 
Children: Susan 1 1/2 years
 
Father: Burgen died 15 years ago
 
Mother:Jane at Harris Neck
 
Brothers: Hamilton, Wm Curry, Lewis Curry & David Curry
 
Sisters: Bina Jenkins, Ellen McIntosh and Sally Sheaves
 
Luke Harris X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Luke Harris, Company H 3rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 19
 
Where Born: McIntosh GA
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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James Haynes, Company E 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2869 James Haynes, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Hilton Head SC
 
Residence: Ladies Island SC
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Single
 
Father: Hector dead long ago
 
Mother: Maria dead
 
Brothers: Dick & Gadsden both dead
 
Sister: Nancy
 
James Haynes X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

James Haynes, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at St. Helena SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Georgetown SC
 
Occupation: Mason
 
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Able Hewitt, Company A 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2898 Able Hewitt, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Ladies Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Judy
 
Children: Hagar & Eliza
 
Father: Lunnon Jackson
 
Mother: Peggy dead
 
Brothers: None
 
Sisters: Nanny, Eve, Bina, Riah, Dolly
 
Able Hewitt X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Abel Hewitt, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 26
 
Where Born: St. Helena SC
 
Occupation: Cartman
 
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John Hibbard, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 90 John Hibbard
 
Date of Application: 28 Feb 1866
 
Name of Master: Howell Hollister
 
Name of Mistress: Mary
 
Plantation: Savannah GA
 
Height and Complexion: 5 ft 6 Black
 
Father or Mother? John Stafford, Serina Gray
 
Regiment and Company: D 33rd USCT
 
Place of Birth: St Marys GA
 
Residence: St Marys GA
 
Brothers: Robert, Lewis, Henry
 
Sisters: Jane, Milley
 
John Hibbard X His Mark
 
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Richard Howard, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2906 Richard Howard, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Pinckney Island SC
 
Residence: Seabrook Hilton Head Island
 
Age: 22
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Tilla
 
Children: None
 
Father: dead
 
Mother: Nellie
 
Brothers: William, Toby Jones and Sampson
 
Sisters: Leah, Rhina & Daphne
 
Richard Howard X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Richard Howard, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 26 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: Pinckney Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Source Citations:

Freedmen's Bank Records: 

"Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874," database, FamilySearch.org, from Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of signatures of depositors in branches of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, 1865–1874.

Civil War Service Records:

"Civil War Soldiers - Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry," database, Footnote.com, from Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 31st through 35th, NARA M1992.

Civil War Pension Records:

"Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index," database, Footnote.com, from Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, NARA T289. 

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Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops (USCT), Surnames J Through L

 

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames J Through L

     This page is a portion of the Lowcountry Africana feature article Who Lived This History? The 33rd United States Colored Troops. Here, we present abstracts of records of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust (now digitized in the free collection Freedmen's Bank Records, 1865-1874 at FamilySearch.org), then layer on abstracts of military records digitized at Footnote.com from two collections, Civil War Soldiers – Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry and Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index. If you find an ancestor here, there are many more records waiting for you on Footnote.com, within the two subscription collections listed above.

     Please scroll to the bottom of the page for source citations for these records. Happy Ancestor Hunting from the crew at Lowcountry Africana!

 

Jimmy Jenkins, Company D 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3271 Judith Jenkins, Mother of Jimmy Jenkins, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 28 Jan 1869
 
Where Born: Ladies island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Verdier Place Port Royal Island
 
Age: About 60
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Herself
 
Husband: Brister dead many years
 
Children: Jimmy dead Co. D 33rd USCT
Flora Edwards about 30
 
Father: Kibbet Stoney dead
 
Mother: Nancy Stoney dead
 
Brothers: Caesar Boby???
 
Sisters: Cretia Blue, Sarah Hutchinson All live on Ladies Island
 
Judith Jenkins X Her Mark
 
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Isaac Jenkins, Company F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2949 Isaac Jenkins 1st, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: Aug 12 1868
 
Where Born: Georgetown SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: St. Helena Isld SC
 
Age: About 35
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Violet Jenkins
 
Children: Mary Ann 6 mos
 
Father: Ishmael Jenkins
 
Mother: Mary Ann Jenkins
 
Brothers: John Jenkins, Sancho Gordon, Jim Jones, George
 
Sisters: Peggy Gordon, Caroline Jenkins
 
Isaac Jenkins 1st X His Mark

Abraham Johnson, Company  F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2905 Abraham Johnson, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Resifdence: Port Royal SC
 
Age: 27
 
Complexion: Light Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Amelia
 
Children: Betsey (12) Emma (9) Frank (5)
 
Father: Caesar
 
Mother: Fanny
 
Brothers: Peter Caesar
 
Sisters: Hetty & Phoebe
 
Abraham Johnson X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Abram Johnson, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 21 Apr 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 24
 
Where Born: Grahamsville SC
 
Occupation: Carpenter
 
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Caesar Johnson, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2853 Caesar Johnson, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: 23
 
Complexion: Dark
 
Occupation: Farming
Wife: Dinah
 
Children: Bina (6) Fanny (3)
 
Father: Caesar
 
Mother: Fanny
 
Brothers: Peter & Abram
 
Sisters: Hettie & Phoebe
 
Caesar Johnson X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Caesar Johnson, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at St. Helena 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 26
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Plowman
 
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Peter Johnson, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2865 Peter Johnson, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: Port Royal Island SC
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Wife: Catherine
 
Children: Bina, Emma & Thomas
 
Father: Caesar
 
Mother: Fanny
 
Brothers: Abram & Caesar
 
Sisters: Phoebe & Hetty
 
Peter Johnson X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Peter Johnson, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 7 Jul 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 35
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Plowman
 
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Titus Johnson, Company A 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2785 Titus Johnson, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Ladies Island
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Mary
 
Children: None
 
Father: Moses Perry
 
Mother: Bess
 
Brothers: Andrew & Moses Perry
 
Sisters: Charlotte & Grace Perry
 
Titus Johnson X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Titus Johnson, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 20 Apr 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 21
 
Where Born: St. Helena SC
 
Occupation: Field Hand
 
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Marcus Jones, Company H 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 93 Marcus Jones
 
Date of Application: 28 Feb 1866
 
Name of Master: Dr. Thos Powers
 
Name of Mistress: Julia
 
Plantation: Atlanta GA
 
Height and Complexion: 5 ft 11 1/2 Yellow
 
Father or Mother? Geo (dead) Rosetta
 
Regiment and Company: Co. H 33 USCT
 
Place of Birth: Cartersville GA
 
Residence: Savannah GA
 
Occupation: Jobber
 
Brother: Nelson
 
Sisters: Susan, Mary
 
Marcus Jones X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Marcus Jones, Company H 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 12 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Cartsville GA
 
Occupation: Servant
 
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Clarence Kennon, Company E 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2866 Clarence Kennon, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: St. Simons Isld. GA
 
Residence: Ladies Island SC
 
Complexion: Light Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Hannah
 
Children: Wiliam
 
Father: John Fields Kennon dead
 
Mother: Maria dead
 
Brothers: Benjamin dead
 
Sisters: Maria & Matilda both dead
 
Clarence Kennon X His Mark
 
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Paul King, Company E 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2889 Paul King, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: McIntosh Co. GA
 
Residence: Beaufort SC
 
Age: 22
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
Works For: Mr. Sortelle
 
Father: Paul
 
Mother: Phoebe
 
Brother: Abram
 
Sisters: Harriet, Betsey, Annett, Sarah & Hetty
 
Paul King X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Paul King, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 18
 
Where Born: Melan GA
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Pompey King, Company E 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2872 Pompey King, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: GA
 
Residence: Dr. Rose's Place Little Island SC
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Phoebe
 
Children: Annette, Sarah, Abram, Hetty and Silby
 
Father: Toby dead
 
Mother: Silby dead
 
Sisters: Ann & Phyllis
 
Pompey King X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Pompey King, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 48
 
Where Born: Liberty County GA
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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William Lee, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2759 William Lee, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Georgia, Liberty Co.
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Beaufort "Old Fort"
 
Age: 26
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Anne
 
Mother: Maria
 
Brother: Thomas
 
Sisters: Lauranne & Cinda
 
William Lee X His Mark
 
 

Civil War Service Record: 

William Lee, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 8 Jun 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 21
 
Where Born: Glen County GA
 
Occupation: Boatman
 

Dublin Little, Company K 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 92 Dublin Little
 
Date of Application: 28 Feb 1866
 
Name of Master: Dr. Little
 
Father or Mother? Married? Barbara
 
Name of Children: Andrew
 
Regiment and Company: Co K 33rd USCT
 
Place of Birth: South Carolina
 
Father: Med
 
Mother: Nanny
 
Brother: Andrew
 
Wife's Father: Wilson (dead)
 
Wife's Mother: Martha
 
Wife's Sisters: Maria, Frances, Jane
 
 

Civil War Service Record:

Dublin Little, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 14 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: Jones County GA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 

Len Little, Company K 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 91 Len Little
 
Date of Application: 28 Feb 1866
 
Married? Jeannette
 
Name of Children: Julius, Isaac
 
Regiment and Company: Co. K 33rd USCT
 
Place of Birth: Jones Co. GA
 
Father: Young (dead)
 
Mother: Lucy
 
Brother: Gaines
 
Sisters: Harriet, Clarissa
 
Wife's Father: Abram
 
Mother: Don't know
 
Wife's Brothers: Mike, Syke
 
 

Civil War Service Record:

Lew Little, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 16 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 23
 
Where Born: Jones County GA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
 
 
 
 

Source Citations:

Freedmen's Bank Records: 

"Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874," database, FamilySearch.org, from Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of signatures of depositors in branches of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, 1865–1874.

Civil War Service Records:

"Civil War Soldiers - Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry," database, Footnote.com, from Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 31st through 35th, NARA M1992.

Civil War Pension Records:

"Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index," database, Footnote.com, from Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, NARA T289. 

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