Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

31st Regiment

31st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized at Hart's Island, N. Y., April 29, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, and Dept. of Texas, to November, 1865.

SERVICE.-Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May-June, 1864. Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness. Battles about Cold Harbor June 2-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Fort Sedgwick September 28. Hatcher's Run October 27-28. On the Bermuda front till March, 1865. Moved to Hatcher's Run March 26-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher's Run March 29-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia till May. Moved to Texas May-June, and duty on the Rio Grande till November. Mustered out November 7, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 123 Enlisted men by disease. Total 175.


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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Virginia , Texas , 3RD DIVISION , New York
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