28th US Colored Troops

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

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.
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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)


  • Companies D, G - many men from Knox County [3]

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

WEBSITES

  • Wikipedia   (accessed 23 Mar 2011) article on the 20th US Colored Troops


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)Breif 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 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. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.),( page 227; Regiment,Companies)977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE