African American Civil War Veterans
Pennsylvania Burials by Regiments
43rd United States Colored Troops
- Boles, John (Sr.), 43rd USCI, Company B
Burial location: North Queen Street Cemetery, Shippensburg
Notes: NPS records show alternate name "John Bowles," rank in,
private; rank out, private. Film no. M589, roll 8. On unit rolls as
John Bowls, mustered in 11 March, 1864, absent, sick, at muster out. (Bates)
- Braxton, James, 1843 - ?, 43rd USCI, Company K. Mustered in
25 May 1864. Mustered out with company 20 October 1865. (Bates)
Burial location: Union American M.E. Church Cemetery, East Fallowfield Township, Chester County
- Molson, Samuel B., Pvt. Born between 1831 - 1833 in Lewistown,
Mifflin County Pennsylvania. Enlisted 22 March at Troy, Pennsylvania in
43rd USCT Infantry, Company D. Died 31 August 1864 in L'Ouverture Hospital, buried in
Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia. Occupation: Barber. (Source:
Jeannette L. Molson)
- Molson, William Nelson, Corp. Born 13 September 1840 in Mexico, Juniata
County Pennsylvania. Enlisted in 43rd USCT Infantry, Company B.
Mustered in 14 March 1864; promoted to corporal 1 April 1864; mustered out with
company 20 October 1865 (Bates). Died 26
November 1918 in Altoona, Blair County Pennsylvania. Color Guard at Hatcher's
Run, Virginia, 27 October 1864. Buried in Eastern Light Cemetery, Altoona,
Blair County Pennsylvania. Son of William and Elizabeth Molson. Husband of
Sarah J. Parker. Father of Mary (Molson) Groce. Occupations: Boatman, barber,
and elevator operator. (Source: Jeannette L. Molson)
- Reed, Samuel Asbury, 43rd USCI, Company A Mustered in 29
February 1864; promoted to corporal 6 June 1864; mustered out with company 20
October 1865 (Bates).
Burial location: Lincoln Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County
Notes: NPS records show rank in, private; rank out, corporal. Film no. M589, roll 71.
- Whitelow, W. S., 43rd USCI. Died January 25, 1891.
Burial location: Lebanon Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County
Notes: Not found in NPS records. Not found in Bates published rosters
of 43rd USCI.
Samuel P. Bates, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1868.
Jeannette L. Molson, Woodland, California,
correspondence with Afrolumens Project, 15 January 2006; 28 April 2006,12 June
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