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Muster Roll of Captain Thomas Archer, Company D, Colored Troops

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Date: October 12, 1864-October 26, 1864

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Ms. Coll. 617, Sec. 3, Civil War (1861-65)

Unit ID: 448096

Summary: Muster Roll of Captain Thomas Archer, Company D Colored, Troops Irregular Service from October 12, 1864 to October 26, 1864. The muster roll contains soldiers' names, the dates joined, dates ordered to active service, dates relieved from duty, and the number of days in actual service. In the fall of 1864, Confederate General Sterling Price led 12,000 cavalry soldiers through Missouri and Kansas. In response, Kansas Governor Thomas Carney called for the State Militia to take up arms. On October 10, Major General Samuel R. Curtis issued General Order No. 54, which declared martial law and directed all white and black men between the ages of 18 and 60 years to gather arms and serve in temporary military service. Captain Archer's Company D Coloured troop consisted of black citizens from Topeka and it was attached to the 2nd Regiment and fought at the Battle of Little Blue River on October 21, 1864, in Jackson County, Missouri.

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Title (Main title): Muster Roll of Captain Thomas Archer, Company D, Colored Troops

Part of: Military history collection. [MC 617, Sec. 3] Civil War (1861-65).

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933-30-00-00  Ser. AD. Muster Roll of Captain Thomas Archer, Company D, Colored Troops 

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    African American soldiers
    United States History Civil War, 1861-1865