African American Sailors
in the Union Navy
from North Carolina

Below are alphabetical links to data on African American sailors from North Carolina who served in the United States Navy (USN) during the Civil War. This information , plus much more data on each of these sailors, may be found at the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS).  On the CWSS web site, click on the sailor's name to find more information.
I found 933 African American sailors, formerly ex-slaves and freedmen, who listed various towns and county's in North Carolina as their place of birth on the database. However, a number of sailors listed only North Carolina as a birthplace. My study of some of the most common surnames of Hyde Co., NC showed that many of these men only listed the state, no county. A further study of census, marriage and other records will shed more light on the subject. Your help is needed in adding any data which you may have on any of these sailors and correcting any errors you find.

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