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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
They was mustered in April 20, 1864. On April 25, six companies of the 28th left Indianapolis for Washington, D.C., where they were attached to the capital's defenses.The 28th was formally mustered out in Texas on November 28, 1865. <br><ref>[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unininf2.htm#28thcol The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 08 Feb 2011)Breif history of the 20th US Colored Troops.</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp; <ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/28th_Regiment_Indiana_Infantry_(Colored) Wikipedia] (accessed 23 Mar 2011) article on the 20th US Colored Troops</ref>
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This Unit was mustered in April 20, 1864. On April 25, six companies of the 28th left Indianapolis for Washington, D.C., where they were attached to the capital's defenses. The 28th was formally mustered out in Texas on November 28, 1865.<ref>[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unininf2.htm#28thcol The Civil War Archive]. (accessed 08 Feb 2011)Brief history of the 20th US Colored Troops.</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp; <ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/28th_Regiment_Indiana_Infantry_(Colored) Wikipedia] (accessed 23 Mar 2011) article on the 20th US Colored Troops</ref>  
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
  
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.<br>
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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.<br>  
  
 
*Officer and Non-Commissioned Office - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/officers/28th_us_colored_troops_officers.pdf Roster]  
 
*Officer and Non-Commissioned Office - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/officers/28th_us_colored_troops_officers.pdf Roster]  
*Company A - many men from [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Marion_County,_Indiana Marion County ]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 660  
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*Company A - many men from [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 660  
*Company B - many men from [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Marion_County,_Indiana Marion County ]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 662  
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*Company B - many men from [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 662  
 
*Company C - no cities or counties given - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 664  
 
*Company C - no cities or counties given - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 664  
*Company D - many men from [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Marion_County,_Indiana Marion,] [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Montgomery_County,_Indiana Montgomery], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Orange_County,_Indiana Orange], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Vigo_County,_Indiana Vigo], and [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Vanderburgh_County,_Indiana Vanderburgh] Counties - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page&nbsp;666&nbsp;  
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*Company D - many men from [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion,]] [[Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy|Montgomery]], [[Orange County, Indiana Genealogy|Orange]], [[Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy|Vigo]], and [[Vanderburgh County, Indiana Genealogy|Vanderburgh]] counties - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page&nbsp;666&nbsp;  
*Company E - many men from [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Marion_County,_Indiana Marion],[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Morgan_County,_Indiana Morgan], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jackson_County,_Indiana Jackson], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Orange_County,_Indiana Orange], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Parke_County,_Indiana Parke,] [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jefferson_County,_Indiana Jefferson], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Wayne_County,_Indiana Wayne, Vanderburgh], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Knox_County,_Indiana Knox], and [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Clark_County,_Indiana Clark]&nbsp;Counties and other states- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 668  
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*Company E - many men from [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion]], [[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy|Morgan]], [[Jackson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jackson]], [[Orange County, Indiana Genealogy|Orange]], [[Parke County, Indiana Genealogy|Parke,]] [[Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jefferson]], [[Vanderburgh County, Indiana Genealogy|Wayne,&nbsp; Vanderburgh]], [[Knox County, Indiana Genealogy|Knox]], and [[Clark County, Indiana Genealogy|Clark]] counties and other states- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 668  
*Company F- many men from [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Posey_County,_Indiana Posey], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jennings_County,_Indiana Jennings], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Orange_County,_Indiana Oragan], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jackson_County,_Indiana Jackson], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jay_County,_Indiana Jay], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Madison_County,_Indiana Madison], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Howard_County,_Indiana Howard,] and [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Fayette_County,_Indiana Fayette ]Counties - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 671  
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*Company F- many men from [[Posey County, Indiana Genealogy|Posey]], [[Jennings County, Indiana Genealogy|Jennings]], [[Orange County, Indiana Genealogy|Orange]], [[Jackson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jackson]], [[Jay County, Indiana Genealogy|Jay]], [[Madison County, Indiana Genealogy|Madison]], [[Howard County, Indiana Genealogy|Howard,]] and [[Fayette County, Indiana Genealogy|Fayette counties]] - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 671  
*Company G - many men from [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Marion_County,_Indiana Marion], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Montgomery_County,_Indiana Montgomery], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Orange_County,_Indiana Orange,] [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Vigo_County,_Indiana Vigo], and [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Vanderburgh_County,_Indiana Vanderburgh] County and other states- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 671  
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*Company G - many men from [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion]], [[Montgomery County, Indiana Genealogy|Montgomery]], [[Orange County, Indiana Genealogy|Orange,]] [[Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy|Vigo]], and [[Vanderburgh County, Indiana Genealogy|Vanderburgh]] county and other states- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 671  
 
*Company H - many men from&nbsp;other states&nbsp;- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 675  
 
*Company H - many men from&nbsp;other states&nbsp;- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 675  
 
*Company I - many men from&nbsp;other states&nbsp;- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 677  
 
*Company I - many men from&nbsp;other states&nbsp;- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 677  
 
*Company K - many men from&nbsp;other states&nbsp;- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 679  
 
*Company K - many men from&nbsp;other states&nbsp;- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 679  
 
*Unassigned Recuits - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 680  
 
*Unassigned Recuits - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 680  
*Addition Recruits for Colored Troops - from all counties of [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Indiana Indiana ]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_recruits.pdf Roster] on page 683-693
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*Addition Recruits for Colored Troops - from all counties of [[Indiana, United States Genealogy|Indiana]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/28th_us_colored_troops_recruits.pdf Roster] on page 683-693
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The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 28th US Colored Troops&nbsp;on CIVIL WAR INDEX [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/28th_us_colored_troops.html web site]. (accessed 29 Jan 2011) <br>
  
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 28th US Colored Troops&nbsp;on CIVIL WAR INDEX [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/28th_us_colored_troops.html web site]. (accessed 29 Jan 2011)
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*Companies D, G - many men from [[Knox County, Indiana Genealogy|Knox County]] <ref>"Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Davies County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Colonial days of Vincennes, and its progress down to the formation of the State government''. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.),( page 227; Regiment,Companies)977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|204804|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-knox-and-daviess-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-colonial-days-of-vincennes-and-its-progress-down-to-the-formation-of-the-state-government/oclc/1626006 other libraries] [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofknoxdav00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]</ref>
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
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* Report of the adjutant general of the state of Indiana.
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Indiana. Adjutant General's Office (Main Author)Publication:[Indianapolis, Indiana : Filmed by Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 198-?].42 microfiche [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/667460 FHL microfiche] [http://www.worldcat.org/title/report-of-the-adjutant-general-of-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/866469766 WorldCat]
  
 
WEBSITES  
 
WEBSITES  
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]&nbsp;(accessed 13 Dec 2010) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.<br>
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*[http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=77 Indiana State Digital Achives for Civil War ]can be searched by soldier's name (accessed 1 May 2011) <br>
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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. <br>
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*[[Indiana in the Civil War|Indiana in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate 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. <br>
  
 
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unininf2.htm#28thcol The Civil War Archive]. (accessed&nbsp;23 Mar&nbsp;2011)&nbsp;&nbsp;Breif history of the 20th US Colored Troops.<br>
 
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unininf2.htm#28thcol The Civil War Archive]. (accessed&nbsp;23 Mar&nbsp;2011)&nbsp;&nbsp;Breif history of the 20th US Colored Troops.<br>
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*[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USal-in.html Union Army Regimental History Index]&nbsp;(accessed 14 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units,&nbsp;states Alabama&nbsp;to Indiana<br>
 
*[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USal-in.html Union Army Regimental History Index]&nbsp;(accessed 14 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units,&nbsp;states Alabama&nbsp;to Indiana<br>
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*[http://www.indianalandmarks.org/sitecollectiondocuments/publication%20pdfs/barth.pdf African American School C u r r ic u lu m] (Bartholomew Country, Indiana) <br>
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*[http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/digital-image-collections/african-american-digital#.VZ2RevmKIaY Indiana's African-American History ]The Indianapolis Star<br>
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[United States, Service Records of Union Soldiers Who Served in the United States Colored Troops - FamilySearch Historical Records|United States, Service Records of Union Soldiers Who Served in the United States Colored Troops - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
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BOOK
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Gaff, Alan D. "''Forgotten Freedom Fighters: Indiana Blacks in Massachusetts Regiments"&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/civilwar/search_freedomfighters.php Allen Library]<br>''
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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[[Category:Indiana_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
[[Category:Indiana_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

Latest revision as of 08:45, 12 August 2020

Brief History[edit | edit source]

This Unit was mustered in April 20, 1864. On April 25, six companies of the 28th left Indianapolis for Washington, D.C., where they were attached to the capital's defenses. The 28th was formally mustered out in Texas on November 28, 1865.[1]   [2]

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.

The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 28th US Colored Troops on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 29 Jan 2011)

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Report of the adjutant general of the state of Indiana.

Indiana. Adjutant General's Office (Main Author)Publication:[Indianapolis, Indiana : Filmed by Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 198-?].42 microfiche FHL microfiche WorldCat

WEBSITES

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana 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.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, 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 describes and explains United States and Confederate 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.
  • Wikipedia   (accessed 23 Mar 2011) article on the 20th US Colored Troops

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

United States, Service Records of Union Soldiers Who Served in the United States Colored Troops - FamilySearch Historical Records

BOOK

Gaff, Alan D. "Forgotten Freedom Fighters: Indiana Blacks in Massachusetts Regiments"   Allen Library

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Civil War Archive. (accessed 08 Feb 2011)Brief history of the 20th US Colored Troops.
  2. Wikipedia (accessed 23 Mar 2011) article on the 20th US Colored Troops
  3. "Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Davies County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Colonial days of Vincennes, and its progress down to the formation of the State government. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.),( page 227; Regiment,Companies)977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE