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UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

33rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized February 8, 1864, from 1st South Carolina Colored Infantry. Attached to U. S. Forces, Port Royal Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. District of Beaufort, S. C., Dept. of the South, to July, 1864. Folly Island, S. C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. District of Savannah, Ga., and Dept. of the South, to January, 1866.

Service:
-Duty at Port Royal Island, S. C., District of Beaufort, S. C., till July, 1864. Expedition to James Island, S. C., June 30-July 10. James Island near Secessionville July 2. Duty on Folly and Morris Islands operating against Charleston, S. C., to November. Demonstration on Charleston & Savannah Railroad, December 6-9. Devaux's Neck December 6. Tillifinny Station December 9. Ordered to Folly Island December 9. Near Pocotaligo Road December 20. At Pocotaligo, S. C., till February, 1865. Occupation of Charleston till March 8. Moved to Savannah, Ga., March 8, and duty there till June 6. Moved to Augusta, Ga. Duty there and at various points in the Dept. of the South till January, 1866. Mustered out January 31, 1866.

Predecessor unit:

SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS.
1st REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Beaufort, S. C., January 31, 1863. Attached to District of Beaufort, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to January, 1864. Barton's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps, to February, 1864.

Service:
-Before muster, 3 Companies on Expedition along coasts of Georgia and Florida November 3-10, 1862 Spalding's, on Sapello River, Ga., November 7 (Co. "A"). Doboy River November 8. Duty at Beaufort, S. C., and Port Royal Island till March, 1863. Expedition from Beaufort up St. Mary's River in Georgia and Florida January 23-February 1. Skirmish at Township January 26. Expedition from Beaufort to Jacksonville, Fla.. March 6-10. Occupation of Jacksonville March 10-31. Camp Jackson March 10. Operations near Jacksonville March 22-31. Skirmish near Jacksonville March 29. At Beaufort, S. C., till January, 1864. Expedition up South Edisto River July 9-11, 1863. Action, Williston Bluff, Pon Pon River, July 10. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S. C., November 23-25 (Cos. "E" and "K"). Skirmish near Cunningham's Bluff November 24. (Cos. "C" and "K" at Hilton Head, S. C., till September, 1863, then moved to Beaufort, S. C.; Cos. "A" and "F" moved to Hilton Head September, 1863, returning to Beaufort, S. C., October 2.) Regiment moved to Hilton Head, S. C., January, 1864. Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla., February 6-8. Designation of Regiment changed to 33rd U. S. Colored Troops February 8, 1864, which see.
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