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Brief History

The Fourth Regiment Infantry, U. S. Colored Troops, Maryland Volunteers was organized at Baltimore, Maryland., from July 15th, to September 1, 1863, to serve three years. . The 4th regiment performed garrison duty in the Southern States from the close of the war, until May 4, 1866, when they were mustered out. [1].

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Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Officers,  Non-Commissioned Offices and Staff - see Roster on page 131
  • Company A - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 131 - 134
  • Company B - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 134 - 136
  • Company C - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 136 - 139
  • Company D - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 139 - 141
  • Company E - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 141 - 143
  • Company F - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 143 - 145
  • Company G - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 146 - 148
  • Company H - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page  148 - 150
  • Company I - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 151 - 152
  • Company K - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 153 - 154


Wilmer, L. Allison, J. H. Jarrett, and L. Allison Wilmer. 1898. History and roster of Maryland volunteers, War of 1861-65. Volume 366 Baltimore, Md: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co.  Archive of Maryland Online  other library

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Maryland in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Maryland in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Maryland, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011).

 

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