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Photograph of 104th United States Colored Infantry
Photograph of 104th United States Colored Infantry
Resource Typeimage
TitlePhotograph of 104th United States Colored Infantry
Coverage / Year1865 to 1866
DescriptionU. 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.
InterpretationNearly 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. For more information about the Civil War see
Lesson Plans / ThemesAfrican American Soldiers; How we learn about communities;
Learning Standards16 History;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Source104th United States Colored Infantry 1
Subject / KeywordsUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; African American Soldiers
Collection PublisherChicago Public Library, Special Collections and Preservation Division;
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Resource Identifier104usct1
CONTENTdm file name62512211112002_104usct1.jpg
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