UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
36th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Organized February 8, 1864, from 2nd North Carolina Colored Infantry. Attached
to U. S. Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina,
to April, 1864. District of St. Marys, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
to June, 1864. Unattached, Army of the James, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade,
3rd Division, 18th Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th
Corps, December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, and Dept. of
Texas, to October, 1866.
- -Duty at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., till April, 1864. At Point
Lookout, Md., District of St. Marys, guarding prisoners till July, 1864.
Expedition from Point Lookout to Westmoreland County April 12-14. Expedition
from Point Lookout to Rappahannock River May 11-14, and to Pope's Creek June
11-21. Moved from Point Lookout to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 1-3. Siege
operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., July 3, 1864, to April 2,
1865. Battle of
New Market Heights, September 29-30. Battle of
Fair Oaks October
27-28. Dutch Gap November 17. Indiantown, Sandy Creek, N. C., December 18
(Detachment). Duty north of James River before Richmond till March 27, 1865.
Appomattox Campaign March 27-April 9. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty
in Dept. of Virginia till May. Moved to Texas May 24-June 6. Duty along the
Rio Grande, Texas, and at various points in Texas till October, 1866. Mustered
out October 28, 1866.
NORTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS.
2nd REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Portsmouth, Va., October 28, 1863. Attached to Wild's African Brigade, U.S. Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1864. (A Detachment, with African Brigade, to Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, July 29-August 9, 1863, and in operations on Morris Island and Folly Island against Fort Sumpter and Charleston till December, 1863.) (A Detachment at New Berne, N.C., and participated in scout from Rocky Run toward Trenton, N.C., December 21-24, 1863.) Regiment on Expedition from Norfolk, Va., to South Mills, Camden, etc., N.C., December 5-24, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 36th United States Colored Troops February 8, 1864, which see.
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