Thomas Hanandos, Co. B, 33 Reg't U.S.C.T.


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Thomas Hanandos, Co. B, 33 Reg't U.S.C.T.

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Record of Desertion for Thomas Hanandos


American Civil War, 1861-1865


The record of desertion for Thomas Hanandos by the United States Colored Troops on November 14, 1889. According to the document, Hanandos was absent without leave from October 21, 1863, to October 24, 1863.

Thomas Hanandos was a runaway slave from Saint Augustine, Florida. On January 12, 1863, Hanandos enlisted into the Company B, First Regiment South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, serving as a Private during the American Civil War. During his time in the military, his pay was cut from $13 to $7 a month. On October 21, 1863, Hanandos deserted Camp Shaw. Four days later, he returned and was detained by United States Army officials until November 4. He was released back to active duty by Union Brigadier General Rufus Saxton. After the war, Hanandos was acquitted for the charge of desertion on November 14, 1889, and received an Army pension the same day. Little is known about his life after the war other than his interactions with the federal government. Hanandos passed away on November 24, 1915, and was later buried in the Saint Augustine National Cemetery in Saint Augustine, Florida in Section A, Plot 190.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for K-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


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Digital reproduction of original United States Colored Troops Military Service Record Record of Desertion, November 14, 1869: National Archives and Records Administration.


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Stoddard, James

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Lardas, Mark, and Peter Dennis. African American Soldier in the Civil War: USCT, 1862-66. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012. .


United States Colored Troops, “Thomas Hanandos, Co. B, 33 Reg't U.S.C.T.,” RICHES, accessed May 24, 2024,