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Records, 10 May 1864-25 July 1870 of the United States Colored Troops, 26th Regiment
Thirteen manuscripts, 10 May 1864-25 July 1870 and undated, document activities of the Twenty-sixth Regiment, United States Colored Troops in South Carolina both during and immediately after the Civil War.

The collection includes receipts and memorandums regarding supplies, back pay and the disability pension of Regimental commander, Col. William B. Guernsey. A 17 July 1865 letter written by Guernsey from Pocotaligo to Maj. W.L.M. Burger protests an inspection report in which he was alleged to present "an unsoldierly appearance."

Another, 20 September 1865, from Maj. C.W. Thomas, Hilton Head, informs Burger that he had "the honor" of furnishing a damaging report against the officers of the Twenty-sixth, specifically Colonel Guernsey, for failing to turn in tents to the quartermaster that were subsequently stolen.


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