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41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-060

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a muster roll for Company A, 41st United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. the roll contains the names of officers and enlisted men within the company, together with the dates, places, and periods of enlistment for each. Also included are pay status and notes for individual soldiers and a brief account of the company's activities.

Dates

  • 1865

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Historical Note

Company A of the 41st United States Colored Troops was organized at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the autumn of 1864. Included on the muster roll is this brief history of the company: "The company and regiment left camp near Fort Harrison, Army of the James the night of March 27th to reinforce the Army of the Potomac, we marched to Hatcher's Run then to Petersburg from there followed the line of the South Side Rail Road in pursuit of Lee's Army. The company was not engaged in any action until April 9, 65, and then but slightly." The 41st was assigned to duty at Petersburg from April 11, 1865 until May 25, when it was moved to Edenburg, Texas, for guard and provost duty. The 41st U. S. C. T. mustered out of service at Brownsville, Texas on November 10 and disbanded at Philadelphia on December 14, 1865.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 oversize folder)

Abstract

The collection includes the muster roll of Company A, United States Colored Troops during the Civil War.

Source of Acquisition

The 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll was purchased by Special Collections in 2004.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll commenced and was completed in April 2009.

Title
A Guide to the 41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll, 1865
Subtitle
41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-11-03: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308