U. S. COLORED TROOPS - FRANKLIN COUNTY

The following is a listing of some of the soldiers who were born in Franklin County, North Carolina, and who enlisted to serve in what was known as the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War.  Most of these men were apparently living in other locations when they enlisted, and these records could possibly give a clue to where their families originated from, or relocated to.

For those wishing further Regimental and Battle History, there is a wonderful website called the "Civil War Archive" which you may want to visit.

 
Name: John Alston
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: Feb. 13,1865
Enlistment Location: Columbus, OH
Term: 1 Year        Age: 19        Height: 5 ' 4 1/2 "
Complexion: Dark     Eyes: Black        Hair: Black
Occupation:  Laborer
Branch of Service: 5th Regt., Heavy Artillery
Birth Year: 1846
Remarks: Died of disease June 3, 1865 Regt. Hospital Vicksburg, Miss
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Name: Henry Beresford
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: Feb. 15, 1865
Enlistment Location: New Bern, NC
Term: 1 Year        Age: 26         Height: 5 ' 9"
Complexion: Black    Eyes: Black      Hair: Black
Occupation: Farmer
Branch of Service: 14 Regt., Heavy Artillery
Birth Year: 1839
Remarks: Deserted Sept. 18, 1865 from Moorehead City, NC


 
Name: Britain Christmas
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: Aug. 8, 1864
Enlistment Location: New Bern, NC
Term: 3 Years     Age: 21         Height: 5 ' 3 1/2"
Complexion: Black      Eyes:   Black     Hair: Black
Occupation: Laborer
Branch of Service: 14 Regt., Heavy  Artillery
Birth Year: 1843
Remarks: Died in Regt Hospital at Morehead, NC of confluent small pox, Apr. 10, 1865

 
Name: Henry Clark
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: Oct. 8, 1863
Enlistment Location: Vicksburg, Miss
Term: 3 Years    Age: 24          Height: 5' 9 1/2"
Complexion: Black      Eyes: Black       Hair: Black
Occupation: Farmer
Branch of Service: 3 Regt., Cavalry
Birth Year: 1839
Remarks: Discharged on Surgeons certificate of disability Oct. 2,1865


 
Name: Isaac Foster
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: Jan. 15, 1865
Enlistment Location: Lexington, KY
Term: 3 Years     Age: 22        Height: 5' 5"
Complexion: Black         Eyes: Black           Hair: Black
Occupation: Laborer
Branch of Service: 6 Regt., Cavalry
Birth Year: 1843
Remarks: Duty at Military Prison Camp at Nelson, KY; mustered out Duvall's Bluff, Ark, Apr. 15, 1866


 
Name: James C. Henry
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: Nov. 1, 1864
Enlistment Location: Knoxville, TN
Term: 3 Years      Age: 18        Height: 5' 9"
Complexion: Brown        Eyes: Dark        Hair: Brown
Occupation: Farmer
Branch of Service: 1st Regt., Heavy Artillery
Birth Year: 1846
Remarks: Deserted March 19, 1865. Regimental Hospital, Knoxville, TN


 
Name: Edmond T. Jones (Edmond G. Jones)
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: Dec. 1, 1863
Enlistment Location: Norfolk, VA
Term: 3 Years     Age: 19          Height: 5' 10"
Complexion: Black           Eyes: Black         Hair: Black
Occupation: Laborer
Branch of Service: 1st Regt., Cavalry
Birth Year: 1844
Remarks: Free before April 19, 1861; mustered out Brazos, Santiago, TX Feb.  4, 1866.

 

Name: Silas Mitchell
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: Sept. 20, 1864
Enlistment Location: New Orleans, LA
Term: 3 Years       Age: 25           Height: 5' 7"
Complexion: Dark brown      Eyes: Black        Hair: Black
Occupation: Laborer
Branch of Service: 10th Regt., Heavy Artillery
Birth Year: 1839
Remarks: Died of cholera at post hospital Baton Rouge, LA, Oct. 31, 1866


 
Name: Wilfred/Wilford Plummer
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: Dec. 20, 1864
Enlistment Location: Paducah, KY
Term: 3 Years        Age: 26             Height: 5'3 "
Complexion: Black        Eyes: Black          Hair: Black
Occupation: House Servant
Branch of Service: 13 Regt., Heavy Artillery
Birth Year: 1838
Remarks: Mustered out Nov. 18, 1865 Louisville, KY

 
Name: Amos Smith
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: March 1, 1864
Enlistment Location: Natchez, Miss
Term: 3 Years       Age: 20           Height: 4' 11"
Complexion: Copper          Eyes: Black       Hair: Black
Occupation: Laborer
Branch of Service: 6 Regt., Heavy Art.
Birth Year: 1844
Remarks: Deserted at Natchez, Miss, April 26, 1864

 
Name: Robert Tucker
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: March 14, 1864
Enlistment Location: Knoxville, TN
Term: 3 Years       Age: 35                  Height: 5' 11"
Complexion: Black          Eyes: Black            Hair: Black
Occupation: Farmer
Branch of Service: 1st Regt., Heavy Artillery
Birth Year: 1829
Remarks: Mustered out March 31, 1866 Chattanooga, TN


 
Name: Cassell Williams
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: May 28, 1865
Enlistment Location: Piketon, KY
Term: 3 Years      Age: 25             Height: 5' 4 1/2 "
Complexion: Black            Eyes: Black          Hair: Black
Occupation: Laborer
Branch of Service: 13 Regt., Heavy Artillery
Birth Year: 1840
Remarks: Mustered out Nov. 18, 1865 Louisville, KY


 
Name: John Williams
Birthplace: Franklin Co., NC
Enlistment Date: March 17, 1865
Enlistment Location: Nashville, TN
Term: 3 Years       Age: 18            Height: 5' 4"
Complexion: Black         Eyes: Black            Hair: Black
Occupation: Farmer
Branch of Service: 17 Regt., Infantry
Birth Year: 1847
Remarks: Deserted March 18, 1865 Nashville, TN