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I found digitized records on Ancestry.com reflecting 56 plus pages that have been digitized on his service in the 37th USCT he left service as a Major, and was post commander in North Carolina. He also has is own file. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/177151647
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes includes digitized index cards for Whitney, Charles H - Unit: 1st Infantry, Company: A - Enlistment Rank: Pvt, Discharge Rank: Pvt and Whitney, Charles H - 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, Company 2. The index cards indicate that there should be corresponding Consolidate Military Service Records (CMSRs) for him in the record series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in Record Group 94. If a soldier was in more than one unit, there was typically a separate CMSR for his service in each unit. The series includes Whitney, Charles H - Age 22, Year: 1864 - 37th US Colored Infantry, Wh-Y AND 37th US Colored Infantry, Misc Cards which has been digitized and may be viewed through the Catalog. The CMSRs for this service in the 1st Massachusetts Infantry and the Veteran Reserve Corps have not been digitized. We also located Letters Received, 1863 - 1894 in Record Group 94 that includes the Consolidated File for Captain Charles H. Whitney, 37th USCT Infantry Regiment. This record has not been digitized.
Plus, we located Carded Medical Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the Mexican and Civil Wars, 1846 - 1865 in Record Group 94 that may have a file for Charles H. Whitney. The cards are arranged by state, thereunder by numerical designation of organization, and thereunder alphabetically by initial letter of surname. The cards include the name of the soldier; rank; organization; complaint; date of admittance and hospital to which admitted; date returned to duty, deserted, discharged, furloughed, or died; remarks; and reference to the original hospital record. Some of these records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog, however the records for the 1st Massachusetts, the 2nd Veterans Reserve Corps, and the 37th US Colored Infantry have not been digitized.
Next, located the series Regimental and Company Books of Civil War Volunteer Union Organizations, 1861 - 1867 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes Regimental and Company Books of the 1st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Regimental and Company Books of the 2nd Veteran Reserve Corps, and Regimental and Company Books of the 37th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment. These records have not been digitized.
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