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Bureau for Colored Troops Muster Roll

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3335

This ledger, entitled Register of Muster-In and Muster-Out of U. S. Colored Troops During the Rebellion of 1861, contains muster-in records for Batteries A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, K, and L of the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Heavy Artillery and muster-out records for Battery A. Batteries A, B, C, D, G, I, K, and M mustered in at Memphis, Tennessee, while Batteries F, H, and L mustered in at Fort Pickering, Tennessee. All of the musters-in took place in 1863, and Battery A mustered out in Memphis in 1865 (although the official report was not completed until 1866). The ledger itself is an elephant folio with leather corners and tooled leather accents.

Dates

  • 1863-1866

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This ledger, entitled Register of Muster-In and Muster-Out of U. S. Colored Troops During the Rebellion of 1861, contains muster-in records for Batteries A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, K, and L of the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Heavy Artillery and muster-out records for Battery A. Batteries A, B, C, D, G, I, K, and M mustered in at Memphis, Tennessee, while Batteries F, H, and L mustered in at Fort Pickering, Tennessee. All of the musters-in took place in 1863, and Battery A mustered out in Memphis in 1865 (although the official report was not completed until 1866). The ledger itself is an elephant folio with leather corners and tooled leather accents.

Biographical/Historical Note

The First Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment was formed in 1863. Its soldiers were both free blacks and runaway slaves. The unit was assigned primarily to garrison duties in Tennessee, although Battery A participated in the Battle of Chattanooga and the Siege of Decatur and Battery C was active in the Battle of Nashville. All of the companies officially mustered out in 1865.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

This book was donated to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections by David and Libby Cuneo on August 22, 2002.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480