Mahardy Colbert searching for his son, Benjamin Franklin Colbert

Title

Mahardy Colbert searching for his son, Benjamin Franklin Colbert

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Benjamin, of Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation, enlisted in the 1st Colored regiment [1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment] during the Civil War. Last heard from in Kansas City, Missouri, charged with desertion.

Source

Leavenworth Daily Conservative (Leavenworth, KS)

Date

November 4, 1864

Coverage

Fort Gibson, Indian Territory [now Oklahoma]
Kansas City, MO

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

Transcription

Information Wanted!

In relation to the whereabouts of one colored man
named Benjamin Franklin Colbert, son of
Mahardy Colbert, of Chocktaw and Chickasaw
Nation. It appears that Benjamin Franklin Colbert,
was claimed to be a recruit, enlisted by Captain Van
Horn, for the 1st Colored regiment, at Sax and Fox
Agency, Kansas, in April or May, 1863. When last
heard from, on the 28th day of October, 1863, he was
in the guard house at Kansas City, Missouri, under
charge of desertion. His parents are very anxious
to learn whether he is dead or alive, and where he
is or may be found. Any information in relation to
him will be liberally rewarded.

MAHARDY COLBERT.

Please address William Roberts, 1st Indian Regiment,
Fort Gibson, C.N.

State

Oklahoma
Kansas
Missouri

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Citation

“Mahardy Colbert searching for his son, Benjamin Franklin Colbert,” Information Wanted Ad, Leavenworth Daily Conservative (Leavenworth, KS), November 4, 1864, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 21, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3338.

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