8th Regiment, United States Colored
Organized at Camp William Penn, Philadelphia, Pa., September 22 to
December 4, 1863. Left Philadelphia for Hilton Head, S. C., January 16,
1864. Attached to Howell's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S. C., Dept. of
the South, to February, 1864. Hawley's Brigade, Seymour's Division, District
of Florida, Dept. of the South, to April 1864. District of Florida, Dept. of
the South, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of
tbe James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 2nd
Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd
Division, 25th Corps, and Dept. of Texas, to November, 1865.
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SERVICE.-Expedition from Hilton Head, S. C., to Jacksonville, Fla., February
5-6, 1864. Occupation of Jacksonville February 7. Advance into Florida
February 8-20. Camp Finnegan February 8. Battle of
20. Retreat to Jacksonville and duty there till April. Moved to St. John's
Bluff April 17, and duty there till August. Raid on Baldwin July 23-28.
Moved to Deep Bottom, Va., August 4-12. Action at Deep Bottom August 12.
Duty at Deep Bottom and in trenches before Petersburg till September 27.
Battle of Chaffin's
Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Fort Harrison September 29.
Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of
October 27-28. In trenches before Richmond till March 27, 1865. Appomattox
Campaign March 28-April 9.
March 29-31. Fall of
Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Petersburg April
11, and duty there till May 24. Sailed from City Point for Texas May 24.
Duty at Ringgold Barracks and on the Rio Grande, Texas, till November, 1865.
Mustered out November 10, 1865. Moved to Philadelphia, Pa., November
10-December 3. Discharged December 12, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and
mortally wounded and 132 Enlisted men by disease. Total 251.
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