The Civil War in the East

27th Infantry Regiment, United States Colored Troops



January 16

Organized at Camp Delaware, Ohio. Ordered to Annapolis, Md.


Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac


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

June 15-19

Before Petersburg

June 16 -
December 7

Siege of Petersburg and Richmond

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad


Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps

September 29-30

Poplar Grove Church

October 1

Poplar Grove Church

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run


On the Bermuda front

December 7-27

1st Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, then 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps


January 7-15

2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps

January 13-15

Bombardment of Fort Fisher

January 15

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

January 19

Sugar Loaf Hill

February 11

Federal Point

February 18-20

Fort Anderson

February 22

Capture of Wilmington

February 22

Northeast Ferry

March 1-April 26

Campaign of the Carolinas. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina.

March 6-21

Advance on Kinston and 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.


Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina

September 21

Mustered out

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