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43rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Organized at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 12 to June 3, 1864.
Moved to Annapolis, Md., April 18.
Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864.
Mustered out October 20, 1865.
Discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 30, 1865.[1] [2]

  • Jeremiah Marion Mickley.The Forty-Third Regiment United states Colored Troops.CreateSpace Publishing,2016

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

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.

Pennsylvania in the Civil War U.S. Colored Troops Regiments this site is searchable by regiment and company, listing the soldiers name, rank, mustered in date and remarks.

43rd Regiment, U.S.C.T.

Field and Staff Officers

Company A

Company B

Company C

Company D

Company E

Company F

Company G

Company H

Company I

Company K

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • The Forty-Third Regiment United States Colored Troops, by Jeremiah Marion Mickley. (Microfiche of original published: Gettysburg, Pa. : J.E. Wible, printer, 1866. FHL fiche 6118616 or film 1855026.
  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Union Volunteers 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.
  • Union Volunteers in the Civil War describes many Union sources, specifically for the Union Volunteers, 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 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[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Administration Washington: 1973.Compiled by Joseph B. Ross.FHL 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21

Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States.  Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Administration Washington: 1973. Compiled by Joseph B. Ross. FHL Book 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21