UNITED STATES COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN DESCENT
WHO SERVED DURING THE CIVIL WAR
Currently, it is known that there were at least 120 commissioned officers in the Union Army who were African-Americans. The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), was founded in 1865 and had as its original members the commissioned officers of the Union Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. There are upwards of 75,000 to 100,000 descendants of these officers today. The MOLLUS is desirous that the service and contribution of African-American Commissioned Officers be recognized particularly beyond what has been simply recorded in regimental and general military histories.
The MOLLUS was organized in 1865 and was composed of officers who served in the Union Army, Navy, or Marine Corps during the Civil War. Today, the MOLLUS is composed of direct male descendants of the age of 18 years or more of a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Navy or Marines who served during the Civil War, or male descendants of a brother or sister of any such officer (Junior membership - under the age of 18 - also are available). The MOLLUS would be honored to have among its membership, descendants of African-American Union officers. Individuals interested in membership with the MOLLUS should provide and submit the information requested on the membership information request page. Upon presentation of evidence of an ancestor's military service, assistance will be provided to any applicant needing help proving their descent from that ancestor.
Presented below is a list of the known African-American Commissioned Union Officers together with their rank and unit. The list of was compiled by Past Commander-in-Chief, Dr. Robert Girard Carroon and has been edited by Past Commander-in-Chief Douglas Reed Niermeyer. In the event that there have been some officers who have been overlooked, please contact Past Commander-in-Chief Douglas Reed Niermeyer at: firstname.lastname@example.org. As additional individuals are identified, this list will be updated accordingly. A related resource to the service of United States Colored Troops (USCT) may be found by going to: Index to the Civil War in Missouri Links and Resources .
ALPHABETICAL BY UNIT
Turner, Chaplain Henry M.
Ellis, Surgeon William B., Pt. Lookout, MD
Hunter, Chaplain William H., Baltimore, MD
6th Louisiana Militia
Fleury, Lt. Alphonso, Jr., New Orleans, LA
Gaignard, Lt. Charles
7th Louisiana Militia
Parker, Lt. Joseph, New Orleans, LA
Augusta, Bvt. Lt. Col. & Surgeon Alexander T.
14th USC Heavy Artillery
Welch, Lt. Frank M., New Bern, NC (see also 54th MASS, Moorehead City, NC)
LeVere, Chaplain George W., New York, NY
Randolph, Chaplain Benjamin F., New York, NY
White, Chaplain Garlalnd H., Indianapolis, IN
35th USCT (formerly the First North Carolina Colored Infantry)
DeGrasse, Surgeon John T. , New Bern, NC
Reed, Lieutenant Colonel William N.
Stevens, Chaplain David, Portsmouth, VA
Harding, Lt. William, Virginia
Underdue, Chaplain James, Baltimore, MD
Harrison, Chaplain Samuel , Boston, MA
Stephens, 2nd Lt. George E.
Swails, 2nd Lt. Stephen A.
Thompson, 2nd Lt. Albert D.
Vogelsang, Lt. Peter RQM, Boston, MA
Welch, Lt. Frank M., Moorehead City, NC (see also 14th USC Hevy Artillery)
Becker, 2nd Lt. Martin F.
Bowles, Chaplain John L., Boston, MA
Dupree, Lt. William H., Boston, MA
Jackson, Chaplain William
Jones, 2nd Lt. Armstad M.
Michell, 2nd Lt. Charles L.
Shadd, 2nd Lt. Abram W.
Shorter, Lt. John F., Boston, MA
Trotter, Lt. James M. Boston, MA
White, 2nd Lt. Richard W.
Hunter, Capt Willlam H,. Natchez, MS
Bourgeau. Capt. Alfred, New Orleans, LA
Butler, Lt. Charles, New Orleans, LA
Callioux, Capt. Andre, New Orleans, LA
Carter, Capt. Edward, New Orleans, LA
Converse, Lt. Chester W., New Orleans, LA
Crowder, Lt. John, New Orleans, LA
Davis, Capt. Edgar C., New Orleans, LA
DePass, Capt. John, New Orleans, LA
Detiege, Lt Emile, New Orleans, LA
Dumas, Maj. Francis E., New Orleans, LA
Follin, Capt. Joseph, New Orleans, LA
Ingraham Capt James H., New Orleans, LA
Lan(r)ien, Lt. Louis D., New Orleans, LA
Lavigne, Lt. Victor, New Orleans, LA
Lewis, Capt. Alcide, New Orleans, LA
Lewis, Capt. James, New Orleans, LA
Mallet, Lt. James, Ft. Pike, LA
Miller, Capt Greenleaf B, Covington, KY
Montieu, Lt Joseph L., New Orleans, LA
Annis, Lt. Alfred, Jr., New Orleans, LA
Barrett, Capt. Willlam B., New Orleans, LA
Belley, Capt. William, New Orleans, LA
Bertonneau, Capt. Arnold, New Orleans, LA
Carter, Capt. Hannibal, New Orleans, LA
Chase, Capt. Edward P., New Orleans, LA
De Gray, Lt. Louis, New Orleans, LA
Depremond, Lt. Peter 0., New Orleans, LA
Glover, Lt. Calvin B., New Orleans, LA
Hay(e)s, Lt. Solomon, New Orleans, LA
Holland, Capt. John C., New Orleans, LA
Hubeau, Lt. Ernest, New Orleans, LA
Isabelle, Capt. Robert H., New Orleans, LA
Jones, Lt. Joseph, New Orleans, LA
Latting, Lt. John W., New Orleans, LA
Lawrence, Capt. Samuel, New Orleans, LA
Martin, Lt. Theodore P., New Orleans, LA
Morphy, Lt. Ernest, New Orleans, LA
Orillion, Lt. Oscar, New Orleans, LA
Pinchba(e)ck, Capt. P.B.S., New Orleans, LA
Rey, Lt. Octave, New Orleans, LA
Ringgold, Capt. Samuel W., New Orleans, LA
Thompson, Lt. Jasper, New Orleans, LA
Trask, Lt. Frank, New Orleans, LA
Villeverde, Capt. Joseph, New Orleans, LA
Watson, Lt. George F., New Orleans, LA
Wellington, Lt. Joseph , New Orleans, LA
Wilkinson, Capt. Samuel J., New Orleans, LA
Forstall, Capt. Leon G., New Orleans, LA
Gard(i)ner, Capt. Peter A., New Orleans, LA
Gla, Capt. Jacques A., New Orleans, LA
Hardin, Lt. William, New Orleans, LA
Longpre, Lt. Ernest Jr., New Orleans, LA
Petit, Lt. Louis, New Orleans, LA
Ray, Lt. Hypolite, New Orleans, LA
Schermerhorn, Lt. Charles, New Orleans, LA
St. Louis, Lt. Hyppolite, New Orleans, LA
Thibaut, Lt. Louis, New Orleans, LA
Jackson, Chaplain (Lt) William, Port Hudson, LA
Annis, Capt. Charles, New Orleans, LA
Snaer, Capt. & Brevit Maj. Louis A., New Orleans, LA (see also 73rd USCT)
102nd USCT (also known as the 1st Michigan Colored Infantry)
War(r)ing, Chaplain William, Detroit, MI
Delany, Maj. Martin R., Beaufort, SC
Wall, Capt O.S.B., Beaufort, SC
Chaplain Francis A Boyd, Louisville, KY
Powell, Surgeon William, Philadelphia, PA
Dupree, Lt. Joseph W. T., Atlanta, GA
Officers whose units have not been Identified:
Abbott, Surgeon Anderson R.
Beldier, Lt. Edwin
Leonard, Chaplain Chauncy B.
Lewis, Lt. Jules P.
Oliver, Capt. Joseph B.
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