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[African-Americana]. [Civil War]
Discriptive [sic] Book of Co. H, 25th U.S.C.T. [manuscript title]
[Pensacola, 1865. Good plus.. [40]pp. Folio. Original reverse calf, blind tooled, gilt leather label. Corners worn, boards lightly soiled and scuffed. Front hinge cracked, manuscript title page loose. Printer's label on front pastedown, later ownership inscription on title page. Stray ink, light tanning and soiling, occasional wear at leaf edges. A fascinating Civil War manuscript roll book for Company H of the 25th United States Colored Troops. The regiment was formed in Philadelphia in January 1864; many of the men were recruited from the city, but the unit drew from across Pennsylvania, as well as from New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. The unit garrisoned New Orleans from April to June 1864, and then spent the rest of the war stationed at Forts Pickens and Barrancas in Pensacola, Florida, until they were discharged in December 1865. The first page of this roll book lists the company's four white officers, followed by two pages delineating the black non-commissioned officers, men transferred and discharged, deaths, and twenty-five deserters. The alphabetical descriptive roll that follows this initial information provides each enlisted soldier's name; age; height; complexion; eye color; hair color; town of birth; enlistment date and place; along with a space for "remarks." Notes in this section of the roll often include scars and other identifying marks, indications of hospital stays, assigned duties and details, promotions and demotions, such as one corporal who was, "reduced to ranks as he was in unlawful dealing with the men." The regiment saw no combat, but … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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