November 12th, 1865
I have this day joined in lawful matrimony, James Shields, colored, of 58th USC Inftry, and Elvira Shields, colored, of Brookhaven Miss.
James G. Witted
Chaplain 58th USC Inf
Col 58th US Colr’d Inftry
This marriage certificate records the marriage of James and Elvira Shields of Brookhaven, MS. It also opens new research windows as it reveals that James Shields served in the 58th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops (USCT).
Only the sample image is transcribed here. You can view the marriage certificates, which extend from from frame 95 to 112, on FamilySearch here.
“Mississippi, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872,” images, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-45819-6073-1?cc=2333768&wc=9L33-MNY:1078469102,1078469105 : accessed 21 December 2014), Brookhaven (subassistant commissioner) > Roll 12, Miscellaneous records, Aug 1865-Nov 1868 > image 100 of 143; citing NARA microfilm publication M1907, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.