United States Regiments & BatteriesUnited States Colored Troops

The 5th Regiment United States Colored Troops lost 4 officers and 77 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 166 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

August to November Organized at Camp Delaware, Ohio
November Moved to Norfolk, Virginia. Duty at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia. attached to United States Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
December 5-24 Wild’s Expedition to South Mills and Camden Court House, North Carolina.
December 8 Action at Sandy Swamp, North Carolina.
January Moved to Yorktown, Virginia. Attached to 2nd Brigade, United States Forces, Yorktown, Va., 18th Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
February 6-8 Wistar’s Expedition against Richmond
March 1-4 Expedition to New Kent Court House in aid of Kilpatrick’s Cavalry
March 2 New Kent Court House
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, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-June 15

Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond

May 4
Capture of City Point
May-June Fatigue duty at City Point and building Fort Converse on the Appomattox River
May 20
Attack on Fort Converse
June Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps
June 15-18
First Assault on Petersburg
June 15 Bailor’s Farm
June 16 – December 6 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond
June-August In trenches before Petersburg
July 30
Mine Explosion, Petersburg
August 28 Moved to Deep Bottom
September 28-30
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
September 29
Fort Harrison
October 27-28
Battle of Fair Oaks
November-December In trenches before Richmond
December 7-27
1st Expedition to Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, then 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps

January 7-15
2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, North Carolina
January 15
Assault and capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina
January 19
Sugar Loaf Hill
February 11
Federal Point
February 18-20
Fort Anderson
February 22
Capture of Wilmington and 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 Kinston and Goldsboro
March 21 Occupation of Goldsboro
March 23-24 Cox’s Bridge
April 9-14 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26
Bennett’s House

Surrender of Johnston and his army.

May-September Duty at Goldsboro, New Berne and Carolina City, North Carolina.
September 20 Mustered out