Colonels in Blue—U.S. Colored Troops, U.S. Armed Forces, Staff Officers and Special Units

A Civil War Biographical Dictionary


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About the Book

The fifth and final volume in the Colonels in Blue series, this book covers Civil War Union colonels who commanded regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops, the U.S. Regular Army, the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Sharpshooters. Colonels who served as staff officers or with special units, such as the U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry, the U.S. Volunteer Infantry, the Veteran Reserve Corps and various organizations previously undocumented, are also included.
Brief biographical sketches cover each officer’s Civil War service, followed by pertinent details of their lives. Photographs are provided for most, many published for the first time. Rosters of the colonels in each category include those promoted to higher ranks whose lives are documented in other works.

About the Author(s)

Roger D. Hunt, a retired software engineer, has published works on Union colonels from the New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic states, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, the Mid-Western states, and the Western states and territories. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Roger D. Hunt
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 321
Bibliographic Info: ca. 300 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8619-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4462-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
U.S. Colored Troops 3
Regiments 3
Biographies 11
U.S. Armed Forces 123
Regiments 123
Biographies 127
U.S. Marine Corps 150
Biographies 150
U.S. Sharpshooters 154
Regiments 154
Biographies 154
U.S. Veteran Volunteers 157
Regiments 157
Biographies 158
U.S. Volunteers 168
Regiments 168
Biographies 168
Veteran Reserve Corps 171
Regiments 171
Biographies 172
­Aides-de-Camp 180
Biographies 180
Quartermasters 213
Biographies 213
Commissaries of Subsistence 241
Biographies 241
Miscellaneous Organizations 248
Biographies 249
Bibliography 283
Index 305

Book Reviews & Awards

•Winner, The Eugene Feit Award in Civil War Studies—New York Military Affairs Symposium

• “Excellent series…Very often Hunt’s profiles are the only biographical treatment available for these officers…invaluable…amusing reading…a gold mine”—The NYMAS Review
• “Every serious Civil War researcher and writer will benefit immensely from having access to Hunt’s Colonels in Blue series…highly recommended”—Civil War Books and Authors