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Online Resources to Follow Sharon's Lead
In Response To: Civil War Vets descendants ()

Hi All,

The African American genealogy group in Pittsburgh, PA has transcribed and placed online the GAR Records for the African American GAR Post in Pittsburgh. It's a faboulous online resource that's also available as a book. I found two relatives with tons of info on them and their families.

The lists include men from all over the country who moved to Pittsburgh after the Civil War. I've included the first three listings to give you a sense of what's there. It's alphabetical and easy to find a name, or you can CTRL-F to search by name. Even if you aren't sure you have a Pittsburgh Connection, I urge you to look at the list.



African American Civil War Soldiers
Colonel Robert G. Shaw, Post #206
Grand Army of the Republic
Pittsburgh, PA
Including other Black Civil War Veterans
Southwestern Pennsylvania

Information gathered and edited by Ron Gancas, Senior Historian
Diane Ragan, C.G.R.S., William Reynolds
Soldiers & Sailors
Post #206 Records copied by the African American Genealogy Society
President Emily Davis

Adams, William W. – Official Record
Addams, William W.
Adams, William H.
Member of Colonel Robert G. Shaw, G.A.R. #206
Landsman, United States Navy
Sworn In: 12 Aug 1863 Muster Out: 12 Aug 1865 [Originally enlisted for 1 year]
Enlisted at Baltimore or Providence, Rhode Island, Served on the USS Morse
Born: Baltimore MD circa 1843 Age: 20 at enlistment
Occupation: Waiter Complexion: Mulatto Height: 5’7”
Official Muster Record shows 10/1/1863-9/30/1864
Joined Post #206: 2 Apr 1886; Held offices of Guard
1880 Census shows a William W. Adams, Male, Black, age 37, born MD residing in Aleppo,
Allegheny County, PA.
Died 21 September 1886 of pneumonia – Married [G.A.R. Death Roll]

Addison, Henry - Official Record
Adison, Henry
Member of Colonel Robert G. Shaw, G.A.R. #206
Private/54th MA Company K Enlistment: 3 Yrs.
Sworn In: 6 May 1863 Discharge: 29 August 1865 at Charleston, SC
Enlisted at age 25 at Readville, MA by Capt. Norwood P. Hallowell
Regimental Service: Sworn at Readville MA May 13, 1863, Mustered Out September 1, 1865
Battles: Fort Wagner, Olustee, Honey Hill
Sworn In: 6 May 1863 Discharge: 29 August 1865 @ Charleston S.C.
Height: 5’9½” Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black Age: 25 Occupation: Mason
Born: Franklin County, PA circa 1838
Joined Post #206: 17 August 1881 at age 43.
Offices Held: Sergeant Major and Senior Vice Commander
Residence: #4 Perch Alley, Allegheny, PA
His widow Julia A. Addison applied for a pension on 9 Aug 1909 from MA

Adley, John H. - Official Record
Member of Colonel Robert G. Shaw, G.A.R. #206
Sergeant/27th U.S.C.T. Company I Enlistment: 3 Yrs.
Sworn In: 21 August 1864 Discharge: 21 September 1865 at Summerville, NC
Regimental Service: [Camp Delaware, OH] 16 Jan 1864 – 21 Sep 1865
Battles: Weldon RR, Petersburg [Mine], Fort Fisher, Wilmington
Sworn In: 21 Aug 1864 Discharge: 21 Sep 1865 @ Summerville NC
Born: Hagerstown, Frederick County, MD
Joined Post #206: 6 Apr 1888; Held Offices of Commander
Soldier buried by Allegheny County @ Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh,
Died 30 Jan 1894 of the Grippe
Albert, Cyrus – Official Record, Cemetery
Cyrus, Albert
Private/25th U.S.C.T. Company A
Sworn In: 30 Dec 1863 Muster Out: 6 Dec 1865
Regimental Service: [Philadelphia, PA] 3 Jan 1864 – 6 Dec 1865
Service: Florida, North Carolina
Cemetery records incorrectly state 29th U.S.C.T.
Soldier buried by Allegheny County @ at Melrose Cemetery, Bridgeville PA,
Died 29 Mar 1895

Alexander, Charles – Could be Charles W.
Private/25th U.S.C.T.
No Charles Alexander in the 25th, William Alexander in Co. F
There was a Charles Alexander in the 20th and the 22nd .
Joined Post #206: Charter Member
Alexander, Charles W. - Official Record, Bates’ History, G.A.R. Death Roll
Alexandria, Charles W.
Charter Member of Colonel Robert G. Shaw, G.A.R. #206
Sergeant/127th U.S.C.T. Company A - Substitute
Sworn In: 19 August 1864 Muster Out: 20 October 1865
Regimental Service: [Camp William Penn, PA] 23 Aug 1864 – 20 Oct 1865
Battles: Chaffin’s Farm, Fair Oaks, Hatcher’s Run, Petersburg, Appomattox
Enlisted as Corporal; promoted to Sergeant
Died 1887 at the Erie Home - Single

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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