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Colored Civil War Question?

Does anyone know if, when reading the activity record of a Colored Civil War Troop, if the place where the troop was "organized" means the soldier lived in that state? (see example below). Also, is it known if soldiers/veterans often, or always settled where they were "mustered out"? I ask because I saw a few familiar surnames, but only found online records of their troops, not the individuals.

Peace & Blessings,

Bijan C. Bayne

10th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized in Virginia November 18, 1863. Attached to Drummondstown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, December, 1863, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, Hincks' Colored Division, 18th Corps, Army James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, to July, 1864. Unattached, 18th Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps, January, 1865. Attached Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, to June, 1865. Dept. of Texas to May, 1866.
SERVICE.-Camp near Crany Island till January 12, 1864. Moved to Drummondstown, eastern shore of Virginia, and duty there till April. At Yorktown, Va., till May. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4 to June 15. Capture of Fort Powhatan May 5. Wilson's Wharf May 24 (Detachment). At Fort Powhatan till July 6. On Bermuda front in operations against Petersburg and Richmond till August 27. At City Point, Va., till April 2, 1865. Moved to Bermuda Hundred, thence to Richmond April 2-3. Return to City Point April 6, and duty there till June 1. Moved to Texas, and duty at various points on the Rio Grande till May, 1866. Mustered out May 17, 1866. (A detachment at Plymouth, N. C., November 26, 1863, to April 20, 1864, participated in the siege of Plymouth April 17-20, 1864, and surrender April 20, 1864.)

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