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

United States Colored Troops

United States Colored Troops

8th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery

Organized at Paducah, Ky., April 26, 1864. Attached to Paducah, Ky., District of Columbus, Ky., 16th Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1864. Paducah, Ky., District of Columbus, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of Kentucky to February, 1866.

SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Paducah, Ky., till February, 1866. Operations against Forest in Kentucky March 16 to April 14, 1864. Action at Fort Anderson, Paducah, Ky., March 25, 1864. Expedition from Paducah, Ky., to Haddix Ferry July 26-27, 1864. Skirmish near Haddix Ferry August 27, 1864. Mustered out February 10, 1866.


Category: Civil War | Subcategory: USCT | Tags: Tennessee , Kentucky
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, 1865, 1866, Columbus (Kentucky), Kentucky, Ohio, Paducah, Tennessee,