29th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Organized at Quincy, Illinois., April 24, 1864.
Ordered to Annapolis, Maryland, May 27, 1864, thence to Alexandria, Virginia.
Attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., 22nd Corps, to June, 1864.
Mustered out November 6, 1865. 
Six Companies Organized April 24, 1864
Four Companies Organized October 23, 1864-January 1, 1865.
The Civil War Soldiers Sailors System list 2,072 men serving in this regiment.
Wikipedia page: 29th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A Roster Adams County
Company B RosterCook County
Company C RosterCook County
Company D RosterCook and Adams Counties
Company E Roster Macon, Madison and St. Clair Counties
Company F Roster was a Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin contingent of volunteers.
Served in the Battle of Crater, Petersburg Campaign, the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, The Richmond Campaign, The Appomattox Campaign and the Rio Grande Campaign. Video: 29th Regiment Company F
Company G Roster
Company H Roster
Company I Roster
Company K Roster
Roster of Wisconsin's only unit of Black Civil War Soldiers. http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=995
National Archives[edit | edit source]
- Approved Pension File of Private Lewis Martin, Company E, 29th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment (SC-61049) NAID 74193368
- Disapproved Pension Application File for Private Wyley Bass, Company B, 29th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment (SO-987919) NAID 71969353
- Disapproved Pension Application File for William Green, Company I, 29th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment (SO-1481384) NAID 77158023
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1866. reviewed by Brigadier General J. W. Vance, Adjutant General.Illinois. Adjutant General's Office (Main Author)Vance, Joseph W. (Added Author). Springfield, Illinois : H.W. Rokker, 1886. 8 v. Digital copy Volume 8 contains a roster of the 29th United States Colored Infantry.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Union Volunteers in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Union Volunteers in the Civil War describes many Union sources, specifically for the Union Volunteers, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Miller, Edward A. The Black Civil War Soldiers of Illinois: The Story of the Twenty-Ninth U.S. Colored Infantry. FHL book 977.3 M2mi
References[edit | edit source]
Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Administration Washington: 1973. Compiled by Joseph B. Ross. FHL Book 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Administration Washington: 1973.Compiled by Joseph B. Ross.FHL 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21