UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
1st Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry
Organized at Camp Hamilton, Va., December 22, 1863. Attached to Fort Monroe,
Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Unattached
Williamsburg, Va, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. 1st
Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James, to August, 1864. Defences
of Portsmouth Va., District of Eastern Virginia, to May, 1865. Cavalry Brigade,
25th Corps, Dept. of Virginia and Dept. of Texas, to February, 1866.
- Duty at Fort Monroe and Williamsburg, Va., till May, 1864.
Reconnoissance in Kings and Queens county February, 1864. Butler's operations
on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28.
Capture of Bermuda Hundred and City Point May 5.
Swift Creek May
8-10. Operations against
Fort Darling May
12-16. Actions at Drury's Bluff May 10-14-15 and 16. In trenches at Bermuda
Hundred till June 18. Baylor's Farm June 15. Assaults on
16-19. Siege of Petersburg till August. Action at
Deep Bottom July
27-28. Ordered to Fort Monroe August 3. Duty at Newport News and at Portsmouth
and in District of Eastern Virginia till May, 1865. Cos. "E" and "I" Detached
at Fort Powhatan and Harrison's Landing August, 1864, to May, 1865. Moved
to City Point, Va., thence sailed for Texas June 10. Duty on the Rio Grande
and at various points in Texas till February, 1866. Mustered out February
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