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Collection ID: M12-7

Black Floridians and the Civil War: Pension Records of the 21/33/34 U. S. Colored Infantry Regiments, 1864-1931

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Location of this collection:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
904-507-4122
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or email: lib-special@unf.edu
Terms of Access:
Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.
Preferred citation:
Black Floridians and the Civil War: Pension Records of the 21st, 33rd, and 34th United States Colored Infantry Regiments. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida.

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Summary

Abstract:
The Northeast region of Florida has an extensive and rich military history, from its discovery and settlement by the Spanish and French, its occupation by Union troops four different times during the U.S. Civil War, its important military role during both World Wars, and currently, home to two Naval Stations. During the Civil War, black soliders from Florida played a significant role in the Union Army as part of the Colored Infantry Regiments. The Collection's primary source materials provide historical evidence and documentation of the military service and daily lives of these Civil War veterans and, by extension, military activities in the region. The core of the collection are copies of primary documents from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) regarding applications for Union army veteran's pensions submitted from veterans of the United States Colored Infantry regiments, their widows, and other relatives. The bulk of the materials are concentrated in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. The majority of the holdings are copies of legal forms, affidavits, and transcriptions, which were collected and edited by University of North Florida (UNF) history students as supporting materials for the website: Florida History Online.
Extent:
3.00 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Black Floridians and the Civil War: Pension Records of the 21st, 33rd, and 34th United States Colored Infantry Regiments. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida.

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or email: lib-special@unf.edu

Terms Of Use:

Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Northeast region of Florida has an extensive and rich military history, from its discovery and settlement by the Spanish and French, its occupation by Union troops four different times during the U.S. Civil War, its important military role during both World Wars, and currently, home to two Naval Stations. During the Civil War, black soliders from Florida played a significant role in the Union Army as part of the Colored Infantry Regiments. The Collection's primary source materials provide historical evidence and documentation of the military service and daily lives of these Civil War veterans and, by extension, military activities in the region. The core of the collection are copies of primary documents from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) regarding applications for Union army veteran's pensions submitted from veterans of the United States Colored Infantry regiments, their widows, and other relatives. The bulk of the materials are concentrated in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. The majority of the holdings are copies of legal forms, affidavits, and transcriptions, which were collected and edited by University of North Florida (UNF) history students as supporting materials for the website: Florida History Online.

Acquisition information:

Donation of Professor Emeritus of History Dr. Daniel L. Schafer

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