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

116th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

116th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry


Organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., June 6 to July 12, 1864. Attached to Military District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to September, 1864. Unattached, 10th Corps, Army of the James, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, to April, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps and Dept. of Texas, to September, 1866. Dept. of the Gulf to January, 1867.

SERVICE.-Duty at Camp Nelson till September, 1864. Defence of Camp Nelson and Hickman's Bridge against Forest's attack. Ordered to join Army of the James in Virginia, reporting to General Butler September 27. Duty at City Point, Va., till October. Moved to Deep Bottom October 23. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond October 23, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Operations on north side of the James River before Richmond October 27-28, 1864. Fatigue duty at Deep Bottom, Dutch Gap and in trenches before Richmond till March, 1865. Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road, 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 at Petersburg till May 25. Embarked at City Point, Va., for Texas May 25, arriving at Brazos Santiago June 22. March to White's Ranch June 24. Duty at Rome, Texas, till February, 1866. In Sub-District, Lower Rio Grande, till September, 1866, and at New Orleans, La., till January, 1867. Mustered out at Louisville, Ky., January 17, 1867.


SOURCE: National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System


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