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Title: US Colored Troops in the Civil War clothing account books collection, 1861-1865 Description: 429 items

Notes: Ledgers containing the names of Afro-American soldiers enlisted during the Civil War, with financial information about clothing and equipment allotted to each. These account books which detail the debits and credits of black soldiers, as well as the name of enlistees, places of enlistment, ranks, signatures (usually his mark, "x"), type of death, prisoner status, and discharge record. Also includes Regimental Consolidated Morning Reports, representing daily company statistics on the number of enlisted men and officers on duty, sick, arrested or otherwise confined, and the number of transfers and reenlistments.

Subjects: Account books. lcsh Afro-American soldiers -- Registers. United States. Army -- Afro-American troops. United States. Army -- Equipment. United States. Army -- Uniforms. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Afro-American. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Equipment and supplies.

Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.149 NUCMC #: DCLV96-A738