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LETTERS BY AND ABOUT BLACK SOLDIERS
OF THE U.S. COLORED REGIMENTS
FORMED IN NORTH CAROLINA

1. Anonymous Black Noncommissioned Officer (35th USCI) to an Unidentified Washington Official -- October 18, 1864, concerning mistreatment of enlisted men by officers of the regiment.

2. Sergeant Richard Etheredge and William Benson (36th USCI) to General O.O. Howard (Freedmen's Bureau Commissioner), May or June 1865, concerning lack of support for soldiers' families by Freedmenís Bureau at Roanoke Island, NC.

3. General J. W. Ames (Commander of the District of Wilmington, N.C.) to Colonel C. W. Foster (Bureau of Colored Troops) -- August 21, 1865, concerning promotion of Q.M. Sergeant Hodges (37th USCI).

4. Private (?) Solomon Sanders (37th USCI) to wife, Merina Sanders, November 28, 1865, and affidavit of Merina Sanders, May 22, 1866, concerning support of her family.

5. Charles Jones, Discharged North Carolina Black Soldier (35 USCI) to the Freedmen's Bureau Claim Agent at Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 27, 1870, concerning his claim for back pay and bounty.

Courtesy of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project

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