Missouri State Archives
Guide to African American History
Record Group 133: Office of the Adjutant General, Civil War (1861-1865), United States Colored Troops
"Colored Volunteer Enlistment," from St. Joseph, Missouri. This document records the enlistment of George W. Reynolds in March 1864; Reynolds was the slave of James Reynolds of Buchanan County. He is described as being twenty-four years old, 5 feet 9 inches in height, with a dark complexion.