USCT | Lowcountry Africana http://www.lowcountryafricana.com African American Genealogy and History in SC, GA and FL Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:31:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 104452015 SC Freedmen’s Bureau Records: USCT Bounty Claims http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/sc-freedmens-bureau-records-usct-bounty-claims/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/sc-freedmens-bureau-records-usct-bounty-claims/#respond Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:55:48 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14645 The post SC Freedmen’s Bureau Records: USCT Bounty Claims appeared first on Lowcountry Africana.

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Finds in FamilySearch Freedmen’s Bureau Records ~ Reel 21, Georgetown Medical Officer Rations Requests http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/finds-in-familysearch-freedmens-bureau-records-reel-21-medical-officer-rations-requests/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/finds-in-familysearch-freedmens-bureau-records-reel-21-medical-officer-rations-requests/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:32:57 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14308 A Rich Find for Georgetown Research The FamilySearch collection South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872 is the digitized version of Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). We’ve made some pretty rich finds by browsing through the volumes, and the […]

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Accessing and Navigating the New FamilySearch Collection "South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872" http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/accessing-and-navigating-the-new-familysearch-collection-south-carolina-freedmens-bureau-records-1865-1872/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/accessing-and-navigating-the-new-familysearch-collection-south-carolina-freedmens-bureau-records-1865-1872/#respond Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:50:30 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14223 FamilySearch Has Digitized Freedmen’s Bureau Records for South Carolina Social networks are abuzz today with the happy news that FamilySearch has digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This new collection of […]

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Slave Dwelling Project ~ 150th Battery Wagner Commemoration, Two Nights in Jail http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/slave-dwelling-project-150th-battery-wagner-commemoration-two-nights-in-jail/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/slave-dwelling-project-150th-battery-wagner-commemoration-two-nights-in-jail/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:50:21 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=12357 150th Anniversary Commemoration, Assault on Battery Wagner By Joseph McGill “Approximately 200,000 African American men served in the Union Army and Navy during the American Civil War. For this particular stay, it was not much of a stretch for the Slave Dwelling Project and my Civil War reenacting to come together.” For the followers of […]

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Remembering Isaac Seabrook, Company C 21st USCT, Edisto Island, SC http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/remembering-isaac-seabrook-company-c-21st-usct/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/remembering-isaac-seabrook-company-c-21st-usct/#respond Mon, 27 May 2013 15:00:37 +0000 http://blog.lowcountryafricana.net/?p=2310 Remembering Isaac Seabrook, Company C 21st USCT Isaac Seabrook, born on Edisto Island about 1840, enlisted in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in Hilton Head, SC on May 11, 1863 [1]. Isaac was one of six young men born on Edisto who enlisted that day. The others were Prince Seabrook, Peter Seabrook, James Seabrook, […]

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Index of USCT Bounties Paid, South Carolina, 1866-1868 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/index-of-usct-bounties-paid-south-carolina-1866-1868/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/index-of-usct-bounties-paid-south-carolina-1866-1868/#respond Mon, 27 May 2013 06:37:08 +0000 http://blog.lowcountryafricana.net/?p=802   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   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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Honoring William Parsons, First USCT Soldier to Fall in Battle in SC http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/honoring-william-parsons-first-usct-soldier-to-fall-in-battle-in-sc/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/honoring-william-parsons-first-usct-soldier-to-fall-in-battle-in-sc/#respond Thu, 02 May 2013 14:42:20 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=9256 The first military action of the United States Colored Troops in South Carolina was an expedition organized by Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson, commander of the 1st SC Infantry (later redesignated 33rd USCT). From January 23 to February 1, 1863, the 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry was on expedition from Beaufort up the St. Mary’s River, […]

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Letter Written by Freedman James Perkins, Jacksonboro, SC, 1870 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/letter-written-by-freedman-james-perkins-jacksonboro-sc-1870/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/letter-written-by-freedman-james-perkins-jacksonboro-sc-1870/#respond Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:17:42 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=11358 This letter was written by James Perkins of Jacksonboro, Colleton County, SC. Perkins, a veteran who served in Company K, 35th United States Colored Troops, was inquiring about bounty pay due him for his service from 1863 to 1866. Perkins asks that correspondence to him be directed to Mr. W.H. Whilden. He states that his […]

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Joseph McGill and Company A, 54th Massachusetts Reenactment Regiment March in Inaugural Parade http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/joseph-mcgill-and-company-a-54th-massachusetts-reenactment-regiment-march-in-inaugural-parade/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/joseph-mcgill-and-company-a-54th-massachusetts-reenactment-regiment-march-in-inaugural-parade/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:37:17 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=10770 Inaugural Parade Immersing myself in matters of history is second nature. More specifically, matters of African American history are on my short list of things I enjoy engaging in the most. To that end, I often have to be reminded that some of those matters of history of which I indulge are much bigger than […]

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African American Civil War Lecture Series http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/african-american-civil-war-lecture-series/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/african-american-civil-war-lecture-series/#respond Fri, 24 Aug 2012 05:01:59 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=9835 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2012 For additional information contact: Joseph McGill 843-408-7727 jmcgill@savingplaces.org African American Civil War Lecture Series The fourth installment of the SC African American Heritage Commission’s (SCAAHC) African American Civil War Lecture Series will be Thursday, September 20 at the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center, 700 Arlington Ave., Greenville, SC, at 6:30 […]

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