Thomas Stafford, 67th USCT
Searching for letters, journals, and other personal documents referencing the life and military service of Civil War veteran Thomas Stafford, a first sergeant who began his army service in the Third Missouri Infantry, Colored. This regiment was designated the Sixty-seventh U.S. Colored Infantry in early 1864 and later consolidated with the Sixty-fifth U.S. Colored Infantry. He mustered out of the army in 1865. Born about 1844 in Missouri, Stafford made Baton Rouge and Plaquemine, Louisiana, his home after the war, where he lived with his wife Celina and children.