Trowbridge, Charles Tyler, 1835-1907

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U.S. Army officer. As a sergeant in the 1st New York Volunteer Engineers, Trowbridge came to the South Carolina coast with his regiment. In May 1862 he was detailed from it to organize a provisional unit of black soldiers. Trowbridge was made captain of this regiment in May 1862 but was not mustered in as such until October of that year. The regiment was called the First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. Trowbridge's commission in 1864 designates him as Lieutenant Colonel in the 33rd Regiment of Colored Troops.

From the description of Charles T. Trowbridge reminiscences, [ca. 1892]. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 70976345

Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
Newberry (S.C.)
United States
Charleston (S.C.)
Beaufort (S.C.)
South Carolina
Pickens District (S.C.)
Anderson District (S.C.)
Walhalla (S.C.)
Orangeburg (S.C.)
African American soldiers
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Soldiers--South Carolina


Birth 1835

Death 1907



Ark ID: w6w11npf

SNAC ID: 34106575