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7th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

7th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized at Baltimore, Md., September 26 to November 12, 1863. Duty at Camp Benedict, Md., till March, 1864. Ordered to Portsmouth, Va., March 4, thence to Hilton Head, S. C., March 7-10, and to Jacksonville, Fla., March 14-15. Attached to Post of Jacksonville, Fla., District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to July, 1864. District of Hilton Head, S. C., Dept. of the South, July, 1864. Jacksonville, Fla., District of Florida, 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. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, to January, 1866. Dept. of Texas to October, 1866.

SERVICE.-Duty at Jacksonville, Fla., till June, 1864. Cedar Creek April 2. Near Jacksonville May 6. Near Camp Finnegan May 25. Near Jacksonville May 28. Expedition to Camp Milton May 31-June 3. Camp Milton June 2. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., June 27. Expedition to North Edisto River and Johns and James Islands July 2-10. Near Winter's Point July 3. King's Creek July 3. Skirmishes on James Island July 5 and 7. Burden's Causeway, Johns Island, July 9. Moved to Jacksonville July 15. Expedition to Florida Camp; Gulf Railroad July 22-August 5. Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., August 6-11. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond August, 1864, to April, 1865. Demonstration north of James River August 16-20. Russell's Mills August 16. Strawberry Plains August 16-18. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Near Richmond October 28. In trenches before Richmond till March 27, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 27-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. Moved to Petersburg April 11, and duty there till May 24. Moved to Indianola, Texas, May 24-June 23. Duty on the Rio Grande and at various points in the Dept. of Texas, till October, 1866. Moved to Baltimore, Md., October 14-November 4. Mustered out October 13, 1866, and discharged at Baltimore, Md., November 15, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 84 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 307 Enlisted men by disease. Total 393.



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