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

Deep Creek Cemetery - Chesapeake, (Tidewater) Virginia

UNITED STATES COLORED CIVIL WAR VETERAN

Submitted by Lieutenant Colonel Charles M. Babb

Name: Lemuel Babb
Unit: CO A - 1st U. S. Colored Calvary
Years of Service: 1863 - 1866
Date of Death: March 1914

FIRST UNITED STATES COLORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Organized at Camp Hamilton, Va., December 22, 1863. Attached to Fort Monroe, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Unattached Williamsburg, Va, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James, to August, 1864. Defences of Portsmouth Va., District of Eastern Virginia, to May, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, 25th Corps, Dept. of Virginia and Dept. of Texas, to February, 1866. SERVICE.-Duty at Fort Monroe and Williamsburg, Va., till May, 1864. Reconnoissance in Kings and Queens county February, 1864. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Capture of Bermuda Hundred and City Point May 5. Swift Creek May 8-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Actions at Drury's Bluff May 10-14-15 and 16. In trenches at Bermuda Hundred till June 18. Baylor's Farm June 15. Assaults on Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg till August. Action at Deep Bottom July 27-28. Ordered to Fort Monroe August 3. Duty at Newport News and at Portsmouth and in District of Eastern Virginia till May, 1865. Cos. "E" and "I" Detached at Fort Powhatan and Harrison's Landing August, 1864, to May, 1865. Moved to City Point, Va., thence sailed for Texas June 10. Duty on the Rio Grande and at various points in Texas till February, 1866. Mustered out February 4, 1866.


SOURCE: National Park Service Database - Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Resting Places | Tags: North Carolina , Virginia , Texas , 3RD DIVISION
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