United States Colored Troops, no. 10.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

5 U.S.C.T. Perry Wyatt. Co. H, 5 Reg’t U.S. Col’d Inf. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 23 years; height, 5 feet 9 3/4 inches; complexion, black; eyes, black; hair, black; where born, Hartford [Hertford] County, NC; occupation, farmer. Enlistment: when, 16 June 1863; where, Circleville OH; term, 3 years. Remarks: Killed in front of Petersburg, Va., June 15, 1864.

In the 1850 census of Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio: Murphey Wyatt, 30, drayman, wife Rebecca, 26, and children James P., 11, William, 7, Mary J., 5, George, 4, and Julia Ann, 2. All born in NC except the youngest three children. In the 1860 census of Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio: Murphy Wyatt, 42, drayman, wife Rebecca, 40, and children James P., 20, William, 16, Mary J., 15, George, 13, Julia, 11, Jerry, 9, Amanda, 6, and Jonas, 5. Murphy, Rebecca and James were born in NC; the remaining children in Ohio.

14 H. Art’y.U.S.C.T. Lemuel Reynolds. Co. C, 14 Reg’t U.S. Col’d H. Art’y. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 44 years; height, 5 feet 9 inches; complexion, dark; eyes, dark; hair, dark; where born, Hertford County, NC; occupation: mechanic. Enlistment: when, 1 March 1864; where, New Bern; by whom, Lt. Wheaton; term, 3 years.

In the 1860 census of Hertford County: Lemuel Reynolds, 30, day laborer, wife Mary, 30, and Nancy Reynolds, 16.

37 U.S.C.T. Noah Manley. Co. T, 37 Reg’t U.S. Col’d Inf. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 26 years; height, 5 feet 7 inches; complexion, brown; eyes, dark; hair, dark; where born, Hartford [Hertford] County, NC; occupation, farmer. Enlistment: when, 24 January 1865; where, Fort Monroe VA; by whom, Lt. Munroe; term, 3 years. Remarks: mustered into service Feb 3 ’65 by Maj Morris Newport News, Va. credited to Rarkwright Delaware Co 19 Distr. NY.

14 H. Art’y. U.S.C.T. Boone Nickins. Co. C, 14 Reg’t U.S. Col’d H. Art’y. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 44 years; height, 6 feet 0 inches; complexion, light; eyes, dark; hair, dark; where born, Hertford County, NC; occupation, farmer. Enlistment: when, 1 March 1864; where, New Bern; by whom, Lt. Wheaton; term, 3 years.

In the 1850 census of Southern District, Hertford County: Richard Wiggans, 18, laborer, Elizabeth Wiggans, 17, Sarah Wiggans, 3 months, and Boon Nickens, 24, laborer. In the 1860 census of Hertford County: Boon Nickins, 40, day laborer, wife Penny, 18, and children S.M., 4, and M.E., 3.

14 H. Art’y. U.S.C.T. Henry Kone. Co. C, 14 Reg’t U.S. Col’d H. Art’y. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 30 years; height, 5 feet 6 inches; complexion, light; eyes, dark; hair, dark; where born, Hertford County, NC; occupation, laborer. Enlistment: when, 1 March 1863; where, New Bern; by whom, Lt. Wheaton; term, 3 years.

In the 1850 census of Southern District, Hertford County: Arthur Reynolds, 44, farmer, wife Matilda, 44, Henry Cone, 17, laborer, and Asa Butler, 12. In the 1860 census of Hertford County: Henry Cone,24, field laborer, Elizabeth, 45, Wm., 15, and Charlotte Reynolds, 50.

Henry Kone. Military History: enlisted March 1, 1864, Hartford County NC; Pvt.; C 14 USC Hy Art; discharged Dec 11, 1865, Fort Macon; disability, bronchitis; contracted 1893 in NC. Domestic History: born NC, age 62, height 5 7; col’d; grey eyes, grey hair; cannot read or write; Protestant; farmer; resided Winton after discharge; married to Estella Kone, Winton. Died 17 Feb 1926, Hampton VA.

Historical Register of  National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Records of Department of Veterans Affairs, National Archives.

2 Cav. U.S.C.T. William Bazill. Co. D, 2 Reg’t U.S. Col’d Cav. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 45 years; height, 5 feet 5 inches; complexion, light; eyes, blue; hair, dark; where born, Hertford, NC; occupation, farmer. Enlistment: when, 1 January 1864; where, Fort Monroe VA; by whom, Col. Cole; term, 3 years. Remarks: engaged in action at Suffolk, Va., Mch. 9th 1864.