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Re: Isaac Hull 1839-1902
In Response To: Isaac Hull 1839-1902 ()

WOW, Thanks for this link!!!!!!!

Isaac Hull from Co. K 32nd USCT, the very same unit and company in which my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Allen, served.

From the parent message:
"Cross also found the Evidence of Title by which David Hall asserted that his slave, Isaac Hall, was born in March of 1839 to slave parents in his service and that he was enlisted with the 32nd Regiment, Co. K of the United States Colored Troops (USCT).

Hall’s regiment trained at Camp William Penn in Philadelphia, Pa., and was sent to Hilton Head, S.C., on April 27, 1864. On Nov. 30 the 32nd Regiment participated in the Battle of Honey Hill in Boyd’s Neck, S.C., the third battle of Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea. The black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry also was in the battle.

On Dec. 6, the 32nd USCT successfully took control over a portion of the Confederate railroad and repulsed a surprise attack the following day. In February 1865 they moved toward Charleston, entering the city on Feb. 18, the day it surrendered.

Hall and the 32nd Regiment were on the march again in April, capturing 20 Rebel locomotives and 200 freight cars and enduring three weeks of almost daily skirmishes. They performed garrison duty at Charleston, Beaufort and Hilton Head until the middle of August. On Aug. 22, 1865, the 32nd Regiment was mustered out.

An 1888 pension record listed Isaac’s occupation as laborer. He was collecting $10 a month pension as an invalid, while suffering from a hernia and kidney disease."


My ancestor was an FPOC and volunteered/enlisted from the Black settlement of Rumley located in Shelby County, Ohio. It is amazing from where these men of color originated from and how they came to form the USCT units. My ancestor died in 1877, his wife in 1874. A CW pension claim was never filed, but the Packet for my ancestors Service Record from NARA contains the same information (dates & paces) as stated in the article.

T. Fazzini, again thank you ever so much for this very enlightening posting. And congratulations to Diane Cross and her family in solving the mystery of "The Soldier"

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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