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Re: Tracing legacy of a Black Civil War soldier

A couple of brief notes: CAMP William Penn was a popular Sunday and Holiday destination for sightseers, who would go there to watch the troops drill, and to picnic on the grounds.

Members of the 43rd, the 62nd, the 36th and others were stationed at Brazos Santiago, Tx. and Brownsville, Tx. Some were involved in the last battle of the Civil War at Palmetto and White's Ranch, after Appomattox.

I am especially interested in the members of the above three regiments as part of ongoing research for a book that will follow the one I am currently finishing. I would be delighted to hear from anyone who has ancestors in those regiments, who can add to my research-as an example, pension records often indicate injuries or diseases that came from the person's experiences at a particular place or in a particular campaign/battle, etc. On a similar note, members of the 125th are of interest for their important work in the forts of New Mexico.

I'm also tracing men who joined the Regular Army after the Civil War (the Black Regulars-9th and 10th Cavalry and 38th,39th, 40th and 41st Infantry-which in 1869 were modified into the 9th and 10th Cav and the 24th and 25th infantry.)

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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