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11th United States Colored Infantry materials

11th United States Colored Infantry materials

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Finding aid for the 11th United States Colored Infantry materials

BC.MSS.05.17

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

April 5, 2011



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Hayes, John, Jr., b. 1826
Title: 11th United States Colored Infantry materials
Dates: 1864-1881
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence and records of enlistments, refugees, ordnance and other supplies.
Identification: BC.MSS.05.17
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and records of enlistments, refugees, ordnance and other supplies related to the 11th United States Colored Infantry .


Historical Information

The 11th United States Colored Infantry was organized in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on December 19, 1863. The regiment was attached to the 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier as part of the 7th Corps, Department of Arkansas. It remained as a part of the corps until April 1865.

The 11th Regiment performed guard and escort duty out of Fort Smith until November 1864. The unit saw action at Fort Smith on August 24, moved to Little Rock in November 1864, saw action at Boggs' Mill on January 24, 1865, and performed duty at Little Rock and Lewisburg, Arkansas, until April 1865. The 11th USCT (old) was consolidated with the 112th and 113th (old) to form to the 113th United States Colored Troops (new).

Company B, 11th United States Colored Infantry was led by Captain John Hayes Jr., an attorney who had originally enlisted as a private in the 5th Kansas Cavalry in September 1861, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served as a 2nd lieutenant and recruiting officer for the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment from 1863 to 1864. Hayes mustered out of service on April 1, 1865, and returned to his home in Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa.


Index Terms

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

Fort Smith (Ark.)
Hayes, John, Jr., b. 1826
Lewisburg (Ark.)
Little Rock (Ark.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 11th. (1863-1865)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

11th United States Colored Infantry materials, MSS.05.17, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2004


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