UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
2nd Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry
Organized at Fort Monroe, 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. 2nd
Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James, to August, 1864. Unattached
3rd Division, 18th Corps, to December, 1864. Unattached 25th Corps, Dept.
of Virginia, to May, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, 25th Corps, Dept. of Virginia
and Dept. of Texas, to February, 1866.
- Duty at Fort Monroe, Portsmouth and Williamsburg, Va., till May,
1864. Demonstration on Portsmouth March 4-5. Action near Suffolk March 10.
Reconnoissance from Portsmouth to the Blackwater April 13-15. Butler's operations
on the 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
10-16. Actions at Drury's Bluff May 10-13-14-15 and 16. Near Drury's Bluff
May 20. Duty in trenches at Bermuda Hundred till June 13. Point of Rocks
June 10. Richmond Campaign June 13-July 31. Baylor's Farm June 15. Assaults
June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to February 18,
1865. Duty before Petersburg till July, 1864. Moved to Deep Bottom July 25.
Action at Deep
Bottom July 27-28. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Actions
at Deep Bottom September 2 and 6.
September 29-30. Darbytown Road October 7. Battle of Fair Oaks, Darbytown Road
October 27-28. Near Richmond October 28-29. Duty in trenches north of
James River till February, 1865. Ordered to Norfolk February 18. Duty in
District of Eastern Virginia at Norfolk, Suffolk, etc., till May. Ordered
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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