Photograph of 104th United States Colored Infantry
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U. S. 104th Colored Infantry at Ft. Tillinghast, South Carolina, F. Guard. There is a hand written inscription in the negative signed with initials "W.M.S." which are those of William M. Simons, 2nd Lieutenant of the 104th. The photograph was acquired by purchase at Swann Galleries on April 17, 1997. The 104th, which was mustered at Beaufort, N. C. between April 28 and June 25, 1865, was attached to the United States Army Department of the South. The 104th carried out garrison and guard duty at various points in South Carolina until mustered out on February 5, 1866. Nearly 200,000 African Americans served in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil War. For a history of their service see "History of African Americans in the Civil War" on the web site of the National Park Service. http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/history/aa_cw_history.htm For more information about the Civil War see http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ African American Soldiers; How we learn about communities 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865|
African American Soldiers
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