31st U.S. Colored Troops Infantry


Field & Staff


Peter Sisco--Co. B Frank W. Ben--Co. K Madison Smith--Co. I
James Lewis--Co. E Nathaniel Ferguson--Co. H Oliver Johnson--Co.C
Samuel Williams-- Joseph Boyd--Co. D L. Huffman--
William H. Dubois--Co. G John Luke--Co. A George Williams--Co. F
John Thomas-Co. E Winfield Newcombe--Co. K Henry Cornelious--Co. G
Charles Dennis--Co. D Elijah Scott--Co. I  

Organized at Hart's Island, N.Y., April 29, 1864. Attached to 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, and Dept. of Texas, to November, 1865.

SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May-June, 1864. Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness. Battles about Cold Harbor June 2-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Fort Sedgwick September 28. Hatcher's Run October 27-28. On the Bermuda front until March, 1865. Moved to Hatcher's Run March 26-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. 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 in the Dept. of Virginia until May. Moved to Texas May-June, and duty on the Rio Grande until November. Mustered out November 7, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 123 Enlisted men by disease. Total 175.

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