Georgia's United States Colored Troops in the Civil War
In remembrance of the thousands of Black men from Georgia and surrounding states who served as soldiers in the Union Army; the thousands of men and women (CONTRABANDS), who escaped slavery or were liberated, that worked for the Union Army as scouts, spies, nurses, laundresses, stevedores, foragers, general laborers, field hands, blacksmiths, teamsters, cooks, servants; and the thousands of men, women and children who were not able to escape the bondage of slavery and did not experience freedom until the end of the Civil War or after ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
Establishing the Bureau of Colored Troops
(Place of organization and original designation)
44th USCI - (Chattanooga, Tennessee - April 7 - September 16, 1864
136th USCI - (Atlanta - July 15, 1865)
138th USCI - (Atlanta - July 15, 1865)
REFERENCES AND SOURCES:
Dyer, Frederick H. A COMPENDIUM OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION. 3 Volumes. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
Gladstone, William A. MEN OF COLOR. Gettysburg: Thomas Publications, 1993.
National Park Service. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 128 Volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.
Wilson, Joseph T. THE BLACK PHALANX: A History of the Negro Soldiers of the United States in the Wars of 1775-1812, 1861-'65. Hartford, CT.: American Publishing Company, 1890. (Copyright 1968 by Arno Press, Inc., and reprinted by Ayer Company Publishers, Inc., 1992.)
Researched and Compiled by
Bennie J. McRae, Jr.