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9th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

9th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized at Camp Stanton, Md., November 11-30, 1863. Duty at Benedict, Md., till March, 1864. Moved to Port Royal, S. C., March 3-7. Attached to District of Hilton Head, S. C., Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. District of Beaufort, S. C., Dept. of the South, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, to January, 1866. Dept. of Texas to November, 1866.

SERVICE.-Duty at Hilton Head, S. C., till April, 1864, and at Port Royal Island, S. C., till June. Ashepoo Expedition May 24-27. Expedition to Johns and James Islands June 30-July 10. Engaged July 7 and 9. Duty at Beaufort, S. C., till August. Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., August 4-8 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond August, 1864, to April, 1865. Demonstration on north side of James River August 13-18. Skirmishes at Deep Bottom August 14-15. Russell's Mills August 16. Moved to Bermuda Hundred front August 18, thence to Petersburg August 24, and duty in trenches till September 26. Demonstration on north side of James September 26-30. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Fort Gilmer September 29. Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. In trenches before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty at Richmond, Petersburg and City Point till June. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June 7-July 1, thence to Brownsville. Duty at Brownsville and on the Rio Grande, Texas, till October, 1866. Ordered to New Orleans, La., October 2. Mustered out November 20, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 46 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 266 Enlisted men by disease. Total 315.


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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Virginia , Texas , 3RD DIVISION , Colored Infantry , Maryland , South Carolina
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