1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 9, 2020 8:59 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking photos of 127th Infantry, US Colored Troops

    robert neal Newbie

      I am seeking a photo or photos of the 127th Infantry, USCT  that trained at Camp William Penn in 1864. It mustered out in September 1865. My ggg grandfather, Jordan Cavanaugh, served with this Infantry.

        • Re: Seeking photos of 127th Infantry, US Colored Troops
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Neal,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 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 the file unit Regimental and Company Books of the 127th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          We also located 68 series of Civil War photographs in various record groups that may include  photographs of the 127th. Some of the series have been digitized and available using the Catalog. For access to the non-digitized photographs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) via email at stillpix@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2 and RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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