United States Regiments & BatteriesUnited States Colored Troops

The 43rd United States Colored Troops lost 3 officers and 48 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 188 enlisted men by disease during the Civil War.

March 12 to June 3 Organized at Philadelphia, Pa.
April 18 Moved to Annapolis, Md. Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac
May-June Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va. Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness and to Petersburg.
June 15-19 First Assault on Petersburg
June 16 – April 2 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg
August 18-21 Weldon Railroad
September Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps
September 29-30 & October 1 Poplar Grove Church
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
November On the Bermuda Hundred front and before Richmond
December Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps
January Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps
March 27-28 Moved to Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 29-31 Hatcher’s Run
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April-May Duty at Petersburg and City Point
May 30-June 10 Moved to Texas
June-October Duty on the Rio Grande opposite Mattamoras, Mexico
October 20 Mustered out
November 30 Discharged at Philadelphia, Pa.