United States Colored Troops of Oak Lawn

Unidentified African American soldier in Union cavalry uniform with cavalry saber. Library of Congress.

Private Moses Randall – Company A, 38th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry

Pvt. Moses Randall, Co. A, 38th U. S Colored Infantry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, 2014. All rights reserved.
  • Born about 1832, Nansemond County, Virginia
  • Enlistment: January 5, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Muster: January 23, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Discharge: January 25, 1867, Indianola, Texas
  • Spouse: Ann Eliza Randall

Sergeant Charles Colding – Company A, 1st Regiment, U. S. Colored Cavalry

Sgt. Charles Colding, Co. A, 1st U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, 2013. All rights reserved.
  • Born about 1836, Suffolk, Virginia
  • Enlistment: December 13, 1863, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Muster: December 22, 1863, Camp Hamilton, Hampton, Virginia
  • Discharge: February 4, 1866, Brazos Santiago, Texas
  • Death: October 22, 1892, Suffolk, Virginia

Corporal Henry Johnson – Company B, 2nd Regiment, U. S. Colored Cavalry

Cpl. Henry Johnson, Co. B, 2nd U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, 2013. All rights reserved.
  • Born about 1845, Suffolk, Virginia
  • Enlistment: January 1, 1864, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia
  • Muster: January 11, 1864, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia
  • In action at Suffolk, Virginia, March 9, 1864; Drewry’s Bluff, May 16, 1864
  • Discharge: February 12, 1866, Brazos Santiago, Texas
  • Death: May 24, 1902, Suffolk, Virginia
  • Spouse: Hannah Johnson

Private Redmond Parker – Company E, 1st Regiment, U. S. Colored Cavalry

Pvt. Redmond Parker, Co. E, 1st U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, 2011. All rights reserved.
  • Born about 1843, Hertford County, North Carolina
  • Enlistment: December 12, 1863, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia
  • Muster: December 22, 1863, Camp Hamilton, Hampton, Virginia
  • Discharge: February 4, 1866, Brazos Santiago, Texas
  • Death: December 29, 1913
  • Spouse: Viney Parker

Private Lamb Jackson – Company E, 2nd Regiment, U. S. Colored Cavalry

Pvt. Lamb (Samuel) Jackson, Co. E, 2nd U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, 2013. All rights reserved.
  • Born about 1841, Suffolk, Virginia
  • Enlistment: January 1, 1864, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia
  • Muster: January 11, 1864, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia
  • Discharge: February 12, 1866, Brazos Santiago, Texas
  • Spouse: Viney Jackson

Corporal Alexander Sheppard – Company D, 2nd Regiment, U. S. Colored Cavalry

Cpl. Alexander Sheppard, Co. D, 2nd U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, 2013. All rights reserved.
  • Born about 1842, Craven County, North Carolina
  • Enlistment: December 24, 1863, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia
  • Muster: December 24, 1863, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia
  • In action at Suffolk, Virginia, March 9, 1864; James Bridge, May 6, 1864; Petersburg, Virginia, May-June, 1864
  • Discharge: February 12, 1866, Brazos Santiago, Texas
  • Death: August 26, 1918
  • Spouse: Anna Sheppard

Sources

  • Unidentified African American soldier in Union cavalry uniform with cavalry saber in front of painted backdrop showing landscape. United States, None. [Between 1863 and 1865] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010648916/
  • Civil War service records, Fold3
  • Virginia marriage records, Suffolk, Virginia Circuit Court; Ancestry.com
  • Death records, Library of Virginia; Ancestry.com

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