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[CIVIL WAR]. Muster roll for the 73rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment, Company D. Greenville, LA, September 1865.

31 x 21 in. partly printed muster roll (creasing with occasional minor losses and few repairs, some stains).

The members of the 73rd USCT were initially organized under Confederate service as the 1st Louisiana Native Guards in May 1861. Following the surrender of New Orleans, many of them offered their services to the Union forces under General Butler who accepted and mustered them into service on September 27, 1862, earning their distinction as one of the first Colored regiments mustered into the Union Army. They retained their title as 1st Louisiana Native Guards and played a pivotal role in the Siege of Port Hudson participating in the first assault at Milliken's Bend on May 27 and the second assault on June 14. After the Seige, they were redesignated as the 1st Corps d'Afrique and they were redesignated again in April 1864 as the newly organized 73rd USCT. They were mustered out on September 27, 1865, when they were consolidated with the 96th USCT, indicating that this is likely the last muster roll for the regiment, showing 37 men discharged, 6 dead, and 2 missing in action with 30 men reenlisting. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$625
02/18/2021

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