UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
23rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Organized at Camp Casey, Va., November 23, 1863, to June 30, 1864. Attached
to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, April to September,
1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade,
3rd Division, 25th Corps, December, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th
Corps, and Dept. of Texas, to November, 1865.
- -Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May and June,
1864. Guarding wagon trains Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness. Before
15-18. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
August 18-21. Fort Sedgwick September 28. Poplar Grove Church September 29-30.
Boydton Plank Road,
Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Bermuda Hundred December 13. Duty on the Bermuda
Hundred front till March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
March 29-31. Fall of
2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty in Dept. of Virginia till
May. Moved to Texas May-June. Duty at Brownsville and along the Rio Grande,
Texas, till November. Mustered out November 30, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 82 Enlisted men killed and mortally
wounded and 1 Officer and 165 Enlisted men by disease. Total 252.
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