The Civil War in the East

23rd Infantry Regiment, United States Colored Troops

The 23rd Infantry Regiment, United States Colored Troops lost 4 officers and 82 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 165 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War



November 23-
June 30

Organized at Camp Casey, Va.



Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac

May and June

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va. Guarding wagon trains Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness.

June 15-18

Before Petersburg

June 16 -
April 2

Siege of Petersburg and Richmond

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps

September 28

Fort Sedgwick

September 29-30

Poplar Grove Church

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

December 13

Bermuda Hundred


Duty on the Bermuda Hundred front assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd 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.


Duty in Dept. of Virginia


Moved to Texas


Duty at Brownsville and along the Rio Grande, Texas assigned to Dept. of Texas

November 30

Mustered out

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