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 Chaffin’s Farm, 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.
Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 79 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 132 Enlisted men by disease. Total 224.