28th U.S. Colored Troops



Field & Staff with Officers of Companies--Unassigned

C. Firremerman--Co. A
James Isle--Co. C
L. Sophat--Co. K

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., December 24, 1863, to March 31, 1864. Left Indianapolis, Ind., for Washington, D.C., April 24, thence moved to Alexandria, Va, Attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., 22nd Corps, April to June, 1864. White House, Va., Abercrombie's Command, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, to April, 1865. Attached Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, to April, 1865. District of St. Mary's, 22nd Corps, to May, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Alexandria, Va., until June, 1864. Moved to White House, Va., June 2. Engaged June 21. Accompanied Gen. Sheridan's Cavalry through Chickahominy Swamps to Prince George Court House, with several skirmishes. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond July, 1864, to April, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Grove Church September 29-30 and October 1. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. On Bermuda front and before Richmond until April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3, At City Point, Va., and St. Mary's, Md., in charge of prisoners April 6-May 12. Moved to City Point, Va., thence to Texas June 10-July 1. Duty at Brazos Santiago and Corpus Christi, Texas, until November. Mustered out November 8, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 45 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 164 Enlisted men by disease. Total 212.

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