Medical Register of Recruits

When African American soldiers began mustering for service in the Union Army, they were given cursory medical examinations by unit administrative officers. The remarks about the soldiers' physical condition and appearance reveal the harsh realities of their life experiences to that point.

Medical Register

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Creator

Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau, Record Group 110

Source

Medical Register of Examinations of Drafted Men and Enrolled Men, 1864-1865 (Entry 4052)

Date

October 1864

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 3819369

Coverage

Louisville (Ky.)

Original Format

Paper
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