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Re: appomattox regiments
In Response To: Re: appomattox regiments ()
The First Regiment, United States Colored Troops was organized and trained in the District of Columbia in the spring and summer of 1863. It was the "first such organization of its kind formally mustered into federal service".
I estimate that more than one fourth or more of its troops came from the State of Virginia, from various counties and towns, and most were escaped slaves/ contrabands.