UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
3rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Organized at Camp William Penn, near Philadelphia, Pa., August 3-10, 1863.
Ordered to Dept. of the South. Attached to 4th Brigade, Morris Island, S.
C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Morris
Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to January, 1864. Montgomery's Brigade, District
of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps. to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Vodges'
Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. District
of Florida, Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 4th Separate Brigade, District
of Florida, Dept. of the South, to July, 1865. Dept. of Florida to October,
- Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S. C., August
20-September 7, 1863. Action at Forts Wagner and Gregg August 26. Capture
of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Operations against Charleston from
Morris Island till January, 1864. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., thence to
Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-7, and duty there as Heavy Artillery till
May, 1865. (1 Co. at Fernandina, Fla.) Expedition from Jacksonville to Camp
Milton May 31-June 3, 1864. Front Creek July 15. Bryan's Plantation October
21. Duty at Tallahassee, Lake City and other points in Florida May to October,
1865. Mustered out October 31, 1865.
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