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More information about the records and index

Indexed Source

"Descriptive Recruitment Lists of Volunteers for the United States Colored Troops for the State of Missouri, 1863-1865" (NARA Microfilm Publication M1894). Washington, D.C.: Julius K. Hunter & Friends African American Research Collection St. Louis County Library and National Archives and Records Administration, 2002.

Download the NARA M1894 descriptive pamphlet as a PDF.

About the records

The microfilm includes records of African American men, most of whom were slaves, who enlisted in the United States Colored Troops between 1863 and 1865 at a Missouri recruitment station. When the volunteer was a slave, the record also includes information about his former slave owner. Original records include the following data:

Recruit's information

  • Full name
  • Age
  • County and state of birth
  • Slave owner, if a slave

Slave owner's information

  • Full name
  • County and state of residence
  • Loyalty to the union (sometimes mentioned by not consistently)

Frame numbers--where are they and why are they helpful?

The frame number is a small number that appears between the top edge of the microfilm and the top edge of the document image. There is one frame number for each image. Knowing the NARA microfilm publication number (M1894), the roll number, and the frame number enables anyone to find an exact document or an exact place on a roll of film quickly and accurately.

 

Recruitment Station NARA M1894 Roll Beginning frame number Ending frame number Dates FHL Roll
County/Station/Recruiter Index [vol. 1] 1 2 27 1863-1865 2342789
Index A-K, L-Z [vol. 2] 1 28 199 1863-1865 2342789
Index A-V [vol. 3] 1 200 297 1863-1865 2342789
W 1 300 306 1863-1865 2342789
Y 1 307 308 1863-1865 2342789
B 1 309 314 1863-1865 2342789
C 1 315 319 1863-1865 2342789
H 1 320 322 1863-1865 2342789
J 1 323   1863-1865 2342789
M 1 324   1863-1865 2342789
P 1 325 326 1863-1865 2342789
R 1 327 328 1863-1865 2342789
S 1 329 337 1863-1865 2342789
T 1 338   1863-1865 2342789
W 1 339 343 1863-1865 2342789
Z 1 345   1863-1865 2342789
Albany (42) * 1 346 366 Jan. 8, 1864-Jan. 26, 1864 2342789
Booneville (41) 1 367 571 Nov. 26, 1863-Nov. 30, 1863 2342789
Brunswick (35) 1 572 746 Dec. 21, 1863-July 4, 1864 2342789
Cape Girardeau (22) 2 3 112 Jan. 1, 1863-Mar. 17, 1864 2342790
Carrollton (45) 2 113 278 Dec. 14, 1863-Apr. 27, 1864 2342790
Charleston (7) 2 279 309 Jan. 30, 1864 - Apr. 28, 1864 2342790
Chillicothe (5) 2 310 417 Nov. 19, 1863-Oct. 13, 1864 2342790
Clinton (21) 2 418 435 Aug. 26, 1864-Sept. 6, 1864 2342790
Columbia (10) 2 436 548 Dec. 25, 1863-July 20, 1864 2342790
Farmington (49) 2 549 587 Jan. 23, 1864-Mar. 17, 1864 2342790
Fayette (27) 2 588 784 Dec. 26, 1863-Apr. 16, 1864 2342790
Fulton (20) 2 785 945 Dec. 14, 1863-Feb. 19, 1865 2342790
Glasgow (36) 2 946 1121 Jan. 23, 1864-Mar. 21, 1864 2342790
Hannibal (3) 3 2 204 Dec. 7, 1863-Mar. 21, 1864 2342791
Hannibal (39) 3 205 281 Mar. 21, 1864-Sept. 26, 1864 2342791
Hermann (29) 3 282 312 Dec. 19, 1863-Mar. 23, 1864 2342791
Ironton (18) 3 313 389 Dec. 3, 1863-Feb. 25, 1864 2342791
Jefferson City (51) 3 390 591 Nov. 21, 1863-Dec. 7, 1863 2342791
Jefferson City (47) 3 592 794 Dec. 8, 1863-Feb. 22, 1864 2342791
Jefferson City (50) 3 795 890 Feb. 22, 1864-Sept. 5, 1864 2342791
Kansas City (4) 3 891 952 Nov. 30, 1863-Oct. 11, 1864 2342791
Kansas City (53) 3 953 995 Mar. 11, 1864-Apr. 26, 1864 2342791
Kingston (12) 3 996 1063 Dec. 14, 1863-May 24, 1864 2342791
Richmond (12) 3 996 1063 May 1864 2342791
Kirksville (48) 3 1064 1179 Dec. 13, 1863-Feb. 29, 1864 2342791
Macon (48) 3 1064 1179 May 3, 1864-Mar. 16, 1865 2342791
Laclede (37) 4 2 44 Dec. 24, 1863-Apr. 6, 1864 2342792
Lebanon (11) 4 45 64 Dec. 21, 1863-Jan. 16, 1864 2342792
Lexington (31) 4 65 258 Nov. 24, 1863-June 24, 1864 2342792
Liberty (16) 4 259 328 Jan. 17, 1864-July 29, 1864 2342792
Macon (14) 4 329 531 Nov. 20, 1863-Mar. 7, 1864 2342792
Macon (6) 4 532 570 Mar. 7, 1864-Apr. 4, 1864 2342792
Marshall (32) 4 571 777 Dec. 14, 1863-Mar. 28, 1864 2342792
Marshall (19) 4 778 782 Mar. 28, 1864 2342792
Mexico (55) 4 783 985 Nov. 24, 1863-Jan. 22, 1864 2342792
Mexico (44) 4 986 1102 Jan. 22, 1864-Oct. 29, 1864 2342792
Mt. Vernon (1) 4 1103 1111 Dec. 25, 1863-Jan. 16, 1864 2342792
Paris (23) 5 2 27 Jan. 23, 1864-Mar. 1, 1865 2342793
Plattsburg (24) 5 28 102 Dec. 28, 1863-Apr. 6, 1864 2342793
Richmond (40) 5 103 130 Jan. 11, 1864-Apr. 17, 1864 2342793
Rolla (15) 5 131 164 Nov. 19, 1863-June 10, 1864 2342793
St. Genevieve (25) 5 165 169 Mar. 31, 1864-Apr. 30, 1864 2342793
St. Joseph (2) 5 170 195 Nov. 28, 1863-Aug. 8, 1864 2342793
Sedalia (56) 5 196 449 Dec. 11, 1863-Apr. 4, 1864 2342793
Springfield (54) 5 450 546 Dec. 24, 1863-Jan. 2, 1865 2342793
Syracuse (57) 5 547 602 Jan. 21, 1864-Feb. 9, 1864 2342793
Tipton, Boonville (8) 5 603 673 Nov. 27, 1863-Dec. 9, 1863 2342793
Tipton (38) 5 674 877 Dec. 10, 1863-Feb. 13, 1864 2342793
Tipton (43) 5 878 966 Feb. 13, 1864-Apr. 13, 1864 2342793
Troy (28) 6 2 202 Nov. 20, 1863-Jan. 11, 1864 2342794
Troy (17) 6 203 341 Jan. 16, 1864-Jan. 9, 1865 2342794
Warrensberg (13) 6 342 424 Nov. 23, 1863-July 15, 1864 2342794
Warrenton (9) 6 425 457 Jan. 12, 1864-July 5, 1864 2342794
Washington (9) 6 458 553 Dec. 17, 1863-Mar. 20, 1864 2342794
Wellsville (52) 6 554 679 Dec. 12, 1863-Apr. 18, 1864 2342794
Weston (46) 6 680 684 May 17, 1864 2342794
Chillicothe, Macon City, Jefferson City, Warrensberg, Benton Barracks, Sedalia, Mexico, St. Joseph, Troy (26) 6 685 882 Nov. 1863 2342794

 

 

 

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