10th United States Colored Troops

known to have been at Plymouth, NC during April 1864.

For additions to this roster, please contact Edward Boots 


BAKER, Joseph - Private, Co. D. Born in Folston, FL. Enlisted 30 Oct `63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 26 year old Laborer. Mustered in 27 Nov `63. Detailed Dec `63 as Regimental Headquarters Cook. Detailed 26 March `64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Exchanged. Rejoined regiment after 20 day furlough. Deserted 19 June `65 at Portsmouth, VA.

BAKER, William F. - Major. Born in Bingham, Somerset Co., Maine. First commissioned as Captain in Sept 1861 in the 9th Maine Infantry. Mustered out 20 March 1863. Appointed Major in the 10th USCT on 9 Nov 1863 & mustered in 6 Dec 1863 at Fortress Monroe, VA. Captured 20 April 1864 at Plymouth, NC. Paroled 3 Aug `64 at Charleston, SC. Note - 2nd Lieut. John A. Reed, 2nd NC Union Volunteers, stated that a Major Baker from the "10th Maine" came with him to Plymouth from Roanoke Island on April 18th, 1864. 

BROWN, Owen - Corporal, Co. H. Born a slave in North West, VA. Possibly lived in Norwich Twp, Franklin Co., OH at the beginning of the war. Mustered in 11 Dec 1863 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 45 year old Farmer. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured 20 April 1864 at Plymouth, NC. Paroled 21 April 1865 at Point Lookout, Maryland. Became a Farmer in Norfolk Co., VA after the war. Married to Charlotte who died 11 Nov 1886 at Hickory Ground, Norfolk Co., VA. Owen then re-married to Easter.

BURROUGHS, Frederick - Private, Co. G. Born in Castville, VA. Mustered in 20 Dec 63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 23 year old farmer. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Dropped from the rolls 31 Aug 65. Also listed as BURROWS.

DRUMMER, George - Private, Co. G. Enrolled 9 Dec 63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 21 year old Farmer. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured 24 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Dropped from the rolls 31 Aug 65.

HOUSE, Henry W. - Private, Co. G. Born in Copeville, VA. Enrolled 13 Dec 63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 19 year old Farmer. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured at Plymouth, NC. Confined at the hospital in Goldsboro, NC where he escaped & returned to company in May 65. Discharged June 65. Married Mary Ash on 22 Feb 1875 in Lawrence, Essex Co., MA. Worked in the U.S. Navy Yard at Norfolk, VA. Mary died 20 Feb 1920 and Henry died 27 Dec 1929 of Pneumonia at the National Soldier's Home, VA. Buried in Portsmouth, VA.

LAFAYETTE, Marcus - Private, Co. F. Born in Norfolk, VA. Enrolled 3 Dec 63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 35 year old Farmer. Mustered in 17 Dec 63. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured 16 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. No information since. Dropped from rolls 31 Aug 65.

NICHOLS, Frederick W. - Private, Co. H. Freeborn about 1842 in Norfolk Co., VA, the son of Sarepta Nichols. Enrolled 10 Dec 63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 21 year old Farmer from St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co., VA. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured 16 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Held prisoner until 15 March 65 when he escaped and reported to the Union lines. Married to Caroline. Frederick died 25 Oct 1880 at Butts Road, Norfolk Co., VA. Also listed as NICHOLDS.

PARMENTER, Daniel Webster - 2nd Lieutenant, Co. G. Born 24 Oct 1841 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., MA, the son of Daniel & Emily Parmenter. Attended College in 1860. First enlisted 18 July 62 into Co. H, 32nd MA Infantry; a 21 year old Farmer from Framingham, MA. Mustered in 11 Aug 62 as a Sergeant. Appointed 2nd Lieut in the 10th USCT on 7 Nov 63. Discharged from the 32nd MA for promotion 10 Nov 63. Mustered into Co. G on 26 Nov 63. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. No information since. Supposed dead. Dropped from rolls 31 Aug 65. Possibly died 1864 in Weldon, Halifax Co., NC.

POWELL, Henry - Private, Co. H. Born a slave in Halifax, NC. Enrolled 11 Dec 63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 21 year old Farmer. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Dropped from rolls 31 Aug 65.

SMITH, Alberry - Private, Co. H. Freeborn about 1844 in Norfolk Co., VA, the son of Holloway & Margaret Smith. Enrolled 10 Dec 63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 19 year old Farmer from St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co., VA. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Dropped from rolls 31 Aug 65.

SMITH, Frederick - Private, Co. G. Born in Hampton, VA. Enrolled 9 Dec 63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 17 year old Farmer. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Dropped from rolls.

WILSON, Josiah - Corporal, Co. F. Born about 1838 in Norfolk Co., VA. Enrolled 3 Dec 63 at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA; a 24 year old Farmer from St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co., VA. Mustered in 17 Dec 63 at Fort Monroe, VA as a Private. Promoted 1 May 64 to Corporal. Detailed 26 March 64 to recruiting duty at Plymouth, NC. Captured April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Prisoner of war until released 21 April 65 at Johnson's surrender. Mustered out to date 17 July 65 when he returned home and reported by letter to the commanding officer of his company. Lived in Butts Road, Norfolk Co., VA after the war.