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Re: 1 Indian home guard info
In Response To: Re: 1 Indian home guard info ()

Hello Donald,

Actually the image that I shared was from his service record. He enlisted in Kansas at Fort Scott.

It turns out that he was also promoted to corporal as well. Do you have any idea when he may have died? That might provide information about whether or not he may have filed for a pension. Pension records are not digitized, and are available at the National Archives. First it has to be determined if he filed for one.

I am glad to see you inquiring about his Civil War service. There are several hundred men from Indian Territory who served in the US Colored Troops (79th, and 83rd Infantries) as well as several dozen who served with the Home Guards.

So far, most of the soldiers whose records I study are from Cherokee and Creek nations, but there are also a few who were Choctaw and Chickasaw Freedmen as well.

Those records, are most under-utilized by researchers seeking more of their family history.

If you know when he died we might be able to pursue more data.

-Angela-


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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