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UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

34th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized February 8, 1864, from 2nd South Carolina Colored Infantry. Attached to Montgomery's Brigade, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, February, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Vogdes' Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. Morris Island, S. C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to June, 1864. District of Beaufort, S. C., Dept. of the South, to August, 1864. District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South, to January, 1865. 4th Separate Brigade, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, and Dept. of Florida, to February, 1866.

Service:
-Provost duty at Jacksonville, Fla., till March 30, 1864. Moved to Palatka, Fla., March 30-31, and to Picolata April 12. Ordered to Folly Island, S. C., April 13, thence to Morris Island, S. C., and duty there, operating against Charleston till May 20. Moved to St. Augustine, Fla., May 20, thence to Tybee Island, S. C., May 22. Expedition to Ashepoo River May 24-27. Action at Ashepoo River May 26. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., June 30. Expedition to James Island, S. C. July 1-10. Near Winter's Point July 3. King's Creek July 3. Actions on James Island July 3 and 9-10. Burden's Causeway July 9. Return to Jacksonville, Fla., July 31. Expedition to Enterprise August 2-5. Raid on Florida Railroad August 15-18. Action at Gainesville August 17. Duty at Jacksonville, Palatka and Magnolia Springs, Fla., till November. Ordered to Hilton Head, S. C., November 25. Expedition to Boyd's Neck, S. C., November 28-30. Battle of Honey Hill November 30. Expedition to Devaux's Neck December 1-6. Action at Devaux's Neck December 6. Moved to Hilton Head, thence return to Jacksonville, Fla., January, 1865. Duty at Jacksonville and at various points in Florida till February, 1866. Mustered out February 28, 1866.

Predecessor unit:

SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS.
2nd REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Beaufort and Hilton Head, S. C., May 22, 1863. Attached to Districts of Hilton Head and Beaufort, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to August, 1863. 4th Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to January, 1864. Montgomery's Brigade, District Hilton Head, S. C., to February, 1864.

Service:
-Duty at Hilton Head, S. C., to March, 1863. Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla., March 6-10. Occupation of Jacksonville March 10-31. Operations about Jacksonville March 28-31. Evacuation of Jacksonville March 31. At Beaufort, S. C., till July. Raid on Combahee River June 2. Expedition to James Island, S. C., July 7-17. Engagement at Grimball's Landing July 16. Operations on Morris Island against Forts Wagner and Gregg July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Operations against Fort Sumpter and Charleston, S. C., September 7, 1863, to January 29, 1864. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., thence to Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-7. Designation of Regiment changed to 34th U. S. Colored Troops February 8, 1864, which see.
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