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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The 127th was located at Camp William Penn, in a suburb of Philadelphia named La Mott, This community is located in Cheltenham, PA/Montgomery County. The Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott are very active in documenting the USCT from this camp.
Donald Scott, Sr. published a book about Camp William Penn. It is an Arcadia Press Publication.
Also, the battle flag for the 127th was painted by David Bustill Bowser. This flag was sold in 2019 for $196,800.00.
Bowser painted 11 battle flags for Pennsylvania regiments. Pictures of his flags and the USCT Regiments can be found in "Advance The Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags, vol.1.
In the Winter 2014 issue of Military Images, on pages 16-18 are 18 tintypes of African American soldiers who served in the 25th regiment, company G. They were also located at camp William Penn. These pics were kept by the Captain of the company, a man by the name of William G. Prickitt. Listed below are last names.
Morris - Davis - Sorden - Tennant - Short - Mitchell - Tall (2 pics) - Wilson - Walls -Hovington - Washington - Frister - Spurrier - Johnson - White - Unidentified.
The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, PA, Spring & Fall 1994, Vol. XXIX, Nos. 2 & 3 is dedicated to "Citizen Soldiers of Color". An excellent publication for it lists names, professions, history, etc. of African American Civil War Solders living in Montgomery County. I didn't see your relative listed.