Service Record Description Card for Abraham Lancaster

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Title

Service Record Description Card for Abraham Lancaster

Alternative Title

Abraham Lancaster's Service Record Description Card

Subject

Veterans--Florida
American Civil War, 1861-1865

Description

The United States Colored Troops military service record description card for Abraham Lancaster. The card lists major events from a black soldier’s time in the military and when they occurred including enlistment, absences, and hospital visits.

Abraham Lancaster was born in Saint Augustine, Florida. On January 12, 1863, Lancaster enlisted into the Company F, First Regiment South Carolina Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. Lancaster rose up the ranks, serving as a Private, Corporal, and Sergeant in the Union Army. He was demoted back to Private on January 18, 1865. He fell ill around June 10, 1865, but recovered and continued his service in August. After the war, he settled in Saint Augustine with his wife, Hester, working as a stevedore and a carpenter. Lancaster passed away on July 20, 1904, and was later buried in the Saint Augustine National Cemetery in Saint Augustine, Florida, in Section A, Plot 193.

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.

Creator

United States Colored Troops

Source

Digital reproduction of original U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Record Description Card: National Archives and Records Administration.

Publisher

United States Colored Troops

Format

image/jpg

Extent

293 KB

Medium

1 page service record description card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

St. Augustine, Florida
Savannah, Georgia

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the United States Colored Troops.

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Curator

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. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Lardas, Mark, and Peter Dennis. African American Soldier in the Civil War: USCT, 1862-66. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012. .

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