Kansas Civil War Union Colored Troops

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The information in this list of Kansas Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site (CWSS). This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

  • 1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry
    Organized at Fort Scott. Mustered in as a Battalion January 13, 1863.
    Designation of Regiment changed to 79th U.S. Colored Troops December 13, 1864.
  • 2nd Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry
    Organized at Fort Scott and Fort Leavenworth August 11 to October 17, 1863.
    Designation of Regiment changed to 83rd U.S. Colored Troops (New), December 13, 1864.

References

Kansas Adjutant General's Report (Reprint. Topeka, Kansas: Hudson, 1896) for rosters of the 1st and 2nd Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry (Later the 79th and 83rd United States Colored Infantry. respectively), the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Kansas Colored Light Artillery and the Independent Colored Kansas Battery.