United States Regiments & BatteriesUnited States Colored Troops

The 4th Regiment of United States Colored Troops lost 3 officers and 102 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 186 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

July 15 -September 1 Organized at Baltimore, Maryland
October 1 Moved to Fort Monroe, Virginia then moved to Yorktown, Virginia
October-May Duty at Yorktown attached to 2nd Brigade, United States Forces, Yorktown, Virginia, 18th Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
October 4-9 Expedition from Yorktown to Matthews County
February 6-8 Wistar’s Expedition against Richmond
February 8 New Kent Court House
March 1-4 Expedition to Bottom’s Bridge in aid of Kilpatrick’s Cavalry
March 9-12 Expedition into King and Queen County
March 17-21 Expedition into Matthews and Middlesex Counties
April Attached to 2nd Brigade, Hincks’ Colored Division, 18th Corps
May 4-June 15 Butler’s operations south of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond
May 4
Skirmish at Bermuda Hundred
May-June Duty at Spring Hill on the Appomattox. Built Fort Converse on the Bermuda Hundred line.
May 20
Attack on Fort Converse
June 15-18
Before Petersburg
June 16 –
December 7
Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps
July 30
Mine Explosion, Petersburg
September 7
Dutch Gap
September 28-30
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
October 27-28
Battle of Fair Oaks
December 7-27
1st Expedition to Fort Fisher, North Carolina

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps

January 7-15
2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, North Carolina

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps

January 15
Assault and capture of Fort Fisher, N. C.
January 19
Sugar Loaf Hill
February 11
Sugar Loaf Battery
February 18-20
Fort Anderson
February 22
Capture of Wilmington
February 22
Northeast Ferry
March 1-April 26
Campaign of the Carolinas

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

March 6-21 Advance on Goldsboro
March 21 Occupation of Goldsboro
March 23-24 Cox’s Bridge
April 9-18 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26
Bennett’s House

Surrender of Johnston and his army.

October-May Assigned to the Northern Defenses of Washington under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Boernstein and Major Wareham C. Hill.

The regiment was stationed in:

Fort Sumner: Companies A & I
Fort Totten: Company B
Fort Stevens: Companies C & H
Fort Slocum: Company D, plus regimental headquarters
Fort Lincoln: Company E
Fort Mahan: Company F
Fort Reno: Companies G and K


May-August Assigned to the Dept. of North Carolina