New York: 1864. pp. printed form on a quarto sheet, completed in manuscript. Old folds. Light wear and soiling, slight chipping and separation at folds. Very good. Item #1553
A printed muster roll form for McDougall General Hospital in New York, near Fort Schuyler, recording men from the 39th Regiment of Maryland Colored Troops convalescent there. Two men are listed, Jarvis Griffin and Philmon Thompson, both privates. There are no remarks as to why the two men were admitted to hospital, though both received clothing while there worth $20.85 and $30.46 respectively. The 39th U.S. Colored Infantry was organized in Baltimore on March 22, 1864, and was under the command of Col. Ozora P. Stearns. The two men were admitted on May 31st, about ten weeks after the company was formed and on its early engagements campaigning from the Rapidan River to the James River in Virginia, and guarding supply trains for the Army of the Potomac. An interesting record of men who might otherwise be lost to history.