James Lawrence military appointment, 1865

Contributed by North Yarmouth Historical Society


This document shows James Lawrence's appointment to serve with the United States Colored Troops, 6th, issued June 10, 1865. The regiment's years of service were 1863-1865.

James Lawrence (1842-1939) and his wife, Ellen Marston (1843-1937), resided at Riverside Farm (on North Road) in North Yarmouth.

James and his older brother Luther both served in the Civil War. James was wounded in the battle of Deep Bottom on August 16, 1864; his brother Luther was killed in the same battle.

At the end of his service in the US Army, then 2nd Lieutenant James Lawrence was appointed to serve in the "6th AFC Troops" -- The U.S. Colored Troops. This document, dated June 11, 1865, is his official notification of his new assignment.

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  • Title: James Lawrence military appointment, 1865
  • Creator: United States. Army
  • Creation Date: 1865-06-10
  • Subject Date: 1865-06-10
  • Locations:
    • Washington, DC
    • Raleigh, NC
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25.5 cm x 20 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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North Yarmouth Historical Society
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