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Chaplain Asa B. Randall Civil War report

Chaplain Asa B. Randall Civil War report

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Finding aid for the Chaplain Asa B. Randall Civil War report

BC.MSS.11.14

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

April 7, 2011



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Fair, Charles; Randall, Asa B.
Title: Chaplain Asa B. Randall Civil War report
Dates: ca. 1865
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of the original and a transcription of a report written by Chaplain Asa Randall at the request of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Fair about classes established for the troops in the 54th U.S. Colored Troops.
Identification: BC.MSS.11.14
Language: English

Arrangement

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the original and a transcription of a report written by Chaplain Asa Randall at the request of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Fair about classes established for the troops in the 54th U.S. Colored Troops.


Historical Information

The 54th United States Colored Troops, a successor unit to the 2nd Arkansas Infantry (African Descent), was formed on March 11, 1864. The unit was first stationed in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and from there took part in several actions in the fall of 1864. In January 1865, it was ordered to Little Rock, where it remained until all members of the unit were mustered out, between August and December of 1866.

As early as the fall of 1864, officers of the regiment recognized the critical need to provide education for the Freedmen. With the urging and support of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Fair, commander of the regiment, and with the help of other officers, Chaplain Asa Randall established classes. They were held briefly in December 1864, and more consistently beginning in June 1865. This report describes the structure of the classes and the outcome of these efforts.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Fair, Charles
Fort Smith (Ark.)
Free African Americans -- Arkansas
Little Rock (Ark.)
Randall, Asa B.
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 54th. (1864-1866)

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Non-circulating, in-house use only.


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Chaplain Asa B. Randall Civil War report, MSS.11.14, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

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