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 File — Box: WSC003

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection of letters and documents follow Lieutenant Charles Robinson's request for a commission in one of the African American units of the United States Army during the later years of the Civil War. In his letter of September 13, 1864, he states that he is "now in the 100 days service" and stationed in Cairo, Illinois. Included also is a letter of recommendation from First Lieutenant David T. N. Landerson stating that Robinson is "probably the best drilled officer in he Regiment."

There are three other documents all dealing with Robinson's appointment to a colored regiment, including his formal appointment as captain in the Eighth Regiment printed on vellum. There is also a carte-de-visite of Charles Robinson which has been trimmed to fit in an album.


  • 1864 - 1865

Conditions Governing Access



From the Collection: 0.05 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266