2nd United States Colored Cavalry - Recruits

 

Roster of Soldiers Recruited at Plymouth, NC

And Possibly Involved in the Battle of Plymouth, NC

Men were being recruited for the 2nd U.S. Colored Cavalry in the area of Plymouth, NC before the Battle of Plymouth on April 17-20th, 1864. At the present time, very little is known about which of the soldiers of the 2nd US Colored Cavalry were involved in the battle. As this information becomes available, it will be posted on this page. If anyone has any documented proof on any of the soldiers who were involved in the battle or information on soldiers who were possibly involved in the Battle of Plymouth, please contact Edward Boots. Those soldiers that are confirmed to have been present will include information on their involvement following their name.

History of the 2nd U.S. Colored Cavalry by Dyer


ASKIE (ASKEW), Alexander - Private, Co. E. Born in Bertie Co., NC. Enlisted 1 March 64 at Plymouth, NC, a 42 year old escaped slave. Mustered out 23 June 65.

ASKIE (ASKEW), Blunt - Private, Co. E. Born in Bertie Co., NC. Enlisted 1 March 64 at Plymouth, NC, a 31 year old escaped slave. Mustered in 29 June 64 by Capt. Martin at Bermuda Hundred, VA. Detached service to 18th Army Corps Ambulance Train. Died 14 Aug 1865 of Dysentery at White Rock Ranch, Texas.

ASKIE (ASKEW), Simon - Private, Co. E.

BAKER, Andrew - Private, Co. E.

BRITTON, Thomas - Private, Co. D.

CAPEHART, Henry - Private, Co. B.

CHEATON, Coran - Private, Co. G.

COOPER, Caesar - Private, Co. D.

EVANS, Allen - Farrier, Co., F. Escaped Slave. Born in Hertford Co., NC. Enlisted 10 March 64 at Plymouth, NC, a 28 year old Farmer. Mustered in 29 June 64 as a Private at Bermuda Hundred, VA. Served Aug until Oct 65 as Cook. Promoted Nov 65 to Co. Farrier. Mustered out 12 Feb 1866 at Brazos Santiago,Texas.

EVANS, Bryant - Private, Co. G. Born in Hertford Co., NC. Enlisted 10 Jan 64 at Plymouth, NC, a 19 year old Laborer. Mustered in 29 June 64 at Bermuda Hundred, VA. Detached service with 18th Army Corp Ambulance Train from 4 Aug 64 until 1 Jan 65.

FREEMAN, General - Private, Co. D. Escaped Slave. Born about 1829 in Bertie Co., NC. Enrolled 1 March 84 at Plymouth, NC, a 35 year old Laborer. Mustered in 29 June 64 at Bermuda Hundred, VA. Detached to Ambulance Corps then returned to regiment. Mustered out 12 Feb 1866 at Brazos Santiago,Texas.

FRENCH, George W. - Sergeant, Co. F. Enrolled 21 Jan 63 at Buffalo, NY at age 24 into Co. F, 12th NY Cavalry as a QM Sgt. Reduced 11 Nov 63 to Sgt. Transferred & commissioned 7 March 64 as a 2nd Lieutenant & recruiting officer for the 2nd United States Colored Cavalry. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. At the time of capture, identified himself as a member of the 12th NY Cavalry and was sent to Andersonville, where he died on 3 July 1864.

GRIFFIN, Irvin - Corporal, Co. G.

HOLLY, Dallas - Private, Co. B. Enlisted 8 Feb `64 at New Bern, NC; a 19 year old Laborer from Bertie Co., NC. Mustered in 29 Feb `64 by Capt. F. Martin. Fought 9 March `64 at Suffolk, VA and 16 May `64 at Drewry's Bluff. Detached service to 18th Army Corps Ambulance Train from 6 Aug `64 to 1 Jan `65. Died 10 Aug 1865 of Scurvy in the General Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana.

HUGHES, Edwin - Captain, Co. H. Mustered into Battery A, 3d PA Heavy Artillery 13 Dec `62. Promoted to Sergeant. Discharged 28 Dec `63 for commission as 1st Lieut., Co. H, 2nd U.S. Colored Cavalry at age 26. Mustered out 4 July `65 at Brazos Santiago, Texas for promotion to Captain. Mustered out 12 Feb 1866 as a Captain.

JOHNSON, Samuel - Supposed Orderly Sergeant of Company D, who assisted Lt. George French in recruiting, and was captured during the battle posing as a civilian. Does not appear on the rolls of the 2nd US Colored Cavalry.

McCLAIR, Jerry - 2nd Lieutenant. Enlisted in the 24th NY Independent Battery on 29 Aug `62 at Perry, Wyoming Co., NY at age 35. Mustered in 30 Aug `62 as a Private. Promoted to Corporal prior to 30 April `63. Discharged 23 July `63 by promotion to 2nd Lieutenant of the 2nd NC Colored Cavalry.

MITCHELL, Alfred - Private, Co. G.

MURCH, George C. - Private, Co. M. Enlisted & mustered in 14 Sept `64 at Newport News, VA; a 25 year old Laborer from Bertie Co., NC.

OUTLAW, Wright - Private, Co. B. Born 1845 in Bertie Co., NC. Enlisted 1 Jan `64 at Fort Monroe, VA; an 18 year old Laborer. Mustered in 8 Jan `64 by Capt. F. Martin. Fought 9 March `64 at Suffolk, VA and 16 May `64 at Drewry's Bluff. Detached service to 18th Army Corps Ambulance Train from 6 Aug `64 to 1 Jan `65.

PIERCE, Watson - Private, Co. B.

PEDAGREW, Shadrach - Private, Co. G. Enlisted 20 Jan 1864. Discharged 12 Feb 1866. Living in Scuppernong, Washington Co., NC in 1890.

ROBBINS, John H. - Private, Co. D.

ROBBINS, Parker D. - Sergeant Major.

ROBBINS, Augustus - Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, former 1st Sergeant, Co B. Enlisted 12 Jan 1864. Discharged 15 Feb 1886. Living in Windsor, Bertie Co., NC in 1890.

STANLEY, William - Private, Co. B. Enlisted 5 Nov 63. Discharged Feb 1866. Living in Colerain, Bertie Co., NC in 1890.

WEST, Henry - Private, Co. D.

WILLIAMS, Henry - Orderly Sergeant of Company D as of 24 Dec `63.

WILLIAMS, Richard - Private, Co. D.