The 1st Regiment of United States Colored Troops lost 4 officers and 67 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 113 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.
|May 19 – June 30||Organized in the District of Columbia|
|July||Ordered to Dept. of Virginia. Duty at Norfolk, Portsmouth and Yorktown, Va. attached to United States Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina|
|October||Attached to United States Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina|
|December 5-24||Expedition from Norfolk to South Mills, Camden Court House, etc., N. C. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, then 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps|
|April||Attached to 1st Brigade, Hincks’ Colored Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina|
|June||Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps|
|May 4-June 15||Butler’s operations south of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va.|
|May 24||Action at Wilson’s Wharf|
Assaults on Petersburg
From the wayside marker at Battery 8 on the Petersburg defences:
On June 15, 1864, after seizing Battery 5, Union troops swept southward along the Dimmock Line. Men of the 1st and 22nd Colored Troops captured Battery 8, overcoming heavy resistance from part of Brig. Gen. Henry A. Wise’s Virginia brigade. By the morning of June 16, the 1.5 miles of Confederate works between Batteries 3 and 11 were in Union hands.
|June 16 – December 7||
Siege of Petersburg and Richmond
There is a monument to the men of the United States Colored Troops on the Petersburg battlefield
|July 30||Explosion of Mine, Petersburg|
|September 28-30||Demonstration on north side of the James River; Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights|
Battle of Fair Oaks
Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C.
2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N, C.
Assault on and capture of Fort Fisher
Sugar Loaf Hill
Sugar Loaf Battery
Northeast Ferry and Capture of Wilmington
|March 1-April 26||
Campaign of the Carolinas
Attched to 1st 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 9-13||Advance on Raleigh|
|April 13||Occupation of Raleigh|
Surrender of Johnston and his army.
|May-Septmber||Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina|
|September 29||Mustered out|