United States Colored Troops 4th Regiment Infantry
Organized at Baltimore, Md., July 15 to September 1, 1863. Moved to Fort Monroe, Va., October 1, 1863; thence moved to Yorktown, Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, United States Forces, Yorktown, Va., 18th Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April 1864. 2nd Brigade, Hincks' Colored Division, 18th Corps, to June 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, to December 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, to January 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps, to March 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to August 1865. Dept. of North Carolina to May 1866.
Duty at Yorktown till May 1864.
Expedition from Yorktown to Matthews County October 4-9, 1863.
Wistar's Expedition against Richmond February 6-8, 1864.
New Kent Court House February 8.
Expedition to Bottom's Bridge in aid of Kilpatrick's Cavalry March 1-4.
Expedition into King and Queen County March 9-12.
Expedition into Matthews and Middlesex Counties March 17-21.
Butler's operations south of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-June 15.
Skirmish at Bermuda Hundred May 4.
Duty at Spring Hill on the Appomattox till June. (Built Fort Converse on the Bermuda Hundred line.)
Attack on Fort Converse May 20.
Before Petersburg June 15-18.
Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16 to December 7.
Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30.
Dutch Gap September 7.
Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
1st Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 7-27.
2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 7-15.
Assault and capture of Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15.
Sugar Loaf Hill January 19.
Sugar Loaf Battery February 11.
Fort Anderson February 18-20.
Capture of Wilmington February 22.
Northeast Ferry February 22.
Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26.
Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21.
Occupation of Goldsboro March 21.
Cox's Bridge March 23-24.
Advance on Raleigh April 9-18.
Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
Bennett's House April 26.
Surrender of Johnston and his army.
Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina till May 1866.
Mustered out May 4, 1866.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 102 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 186 Enlisted men by disease. Total 292.
Did You Know?
Of the 12,738 reported Federal casualties for the battle of Cold Harbor, nearly one in six belonged to a heavy artillery regiment. These units earned the nickname “Red Leg Infantry” because the facings on their uniforms were scarlet, rather than the regulation sky-blue of the regular infantry.