Civil War Letters from Officers in the U.S. Colored Troops

Officers of the 4th US Colored Troops
Photo credit: Officers 4th U.S. Colored Infantry, Fort Slocum, April 1865, Library of Congress.
Click on the names below to read letters written by the White commissioned officers who led regiments of Black soldiers during the Civil War

Editorial methods for the transcribed letters

Col. Delavan Bates, 30th USCI

Capt. Charles P. Bowditch, 55th Mass & 5th Mass Cav

 Capt. Orlando P. Brockway, 5th USCI 

Lieut. Jacob Bruner, 9th LA Inf., AD (5th USCHA)

Lieut. Benjamin F. Burnham, 84th USCI

Sgt. Lewis P. Cleaveland, 55th USCI

Capt. George B. Cock, 5th USCI

James B. F. Curtis, 102 USCI, Hospital Stewart

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