African-Native American Research Forum Archive
Black Union Soldiers from Indian Territory
There were 3 Union regiments organized in Kansas consisting of Black and Indian soldiers from Indian Territory. These were:
1st Regiment Indian Home Guards
There were many black soldiers who served with these units. The history of these regiments can be found at:
The names of some of the Black soldiers of the Indian Home Guards can be found at:
If you have ancestors with some of these surnames you might find substantial genealogical information in their Civil War Pension Files which can be obtained at the National Archives.
[originally posted 26 May 1999]