116th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry










Organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., June 6 to July 12, 1864. Attached to Military District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to September, 1864. Unattached, 10th Corps, Army of the James, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, to April, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps and Dept. of Texas, to September, 1866. Dept. of the Gulf to January, 1867.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Nelson until September, 1864. Defense of Camp Nelson and Hickman's Bridge against Forest's attack. Ordered to join Army of the James in Virginia, reporting to General Butler September 27. Duty at City Point, Va., until October. Moved to Deep Bottom October 23. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond October 23, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Operations on north side of the James River before Richmond October 27-28, 1864. Fatigue duty at Deep Bottom, Dutch Gap and in trenches before Richmond until March, 1865. Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road, Hatcher's Run, March 29-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Petersburg until May 25. Embarked at City Point, Va., for Texas May 25, arriving at Brazos Santiago June 22. March to White's Ranch June 24. Duty at Rome, Texas, until February, 1866. In Sub-District, Lower Rio Grande, until September, 1866, and at New Orleans, La., until January, 1867. Mustered out at Louisville, Ky., January 17, 1867.

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