United States Regiments & BatteriesUnited States Colored Troops

The 8th Regiment United States Colored Troops lost 4 officers and 115 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 132 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

September 22 – December 4 Organized at Camp William Penn, Philadelphia, Pa.
January 16 Left Philadelphia for Hilton Head, S.C. Attached to Howell’s Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S. C,, Dept. of the South
February 5-6 Expedition from Hilton Head, S.C., to Jacksonville, Fla. Attached to Hawley’s Brigade, Seymour’s Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South
February 7 Occupation of Jacksonville
February 8-20 Advance into Florida
February 8 Camp Finnegan
February 20
Battle of Olustee
March-April Retreat to Jacksonville and duty there
April 17 Moved to St. John’s Bluff. Attached to District of Florida, Dept. of the South
July 23-28
Raid on Baldwin
August 4-12 Moved to Deep Bottom, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
August 12
Action at Deep Bottom
August-September Duty at Deep Bottom and in trenches before Petersburg
September 28-30
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
September 29
Fort Harrison
October 13
Darbytown Road
October 27-28
Battle of Fair Oaks
November-March In trenches before Richmond
December Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps
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 11 Moved to Petersburg. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps
May 24 Sailed from City Point for Texas. , Attached to Department of Texas
June-November Duty at Ringgold Barracks and on the Rio Grande, Texas
November 10 Mustered out
November 10-December 3 Moved to Philadelphia, Pa.
December 12 Discharged