REGIMENTAL SERVICE RECORD for the
3rd NORTH CAROLINA COLORED INFANTRY /
37th UNITED STATES COLORED INFANTRY

COMMANDS: [ 3rd NCCV ]

January 30, 1864 - Organized at New Bern, NC and Norfolk, VA.

COMMANDS: [ 37th USCT ]

February 3, 1864 - Organized from 3rd North Carolina Colored Infantry.

To April, 1864 - Attached to U. S. Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.

To June, 1864 - 1st Brigade, Hincks' Colored Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James.

To July, 1864 - 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps.

To August, 1864 - Unattached, Army of the James.

To December, 1864 - 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps.

To January, 1865 - 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps.

To March, 1865 - 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina.

To August, 1865 - 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina.

To February, 1867 - Dept. of North Carolina.

SERVICE: [ 3rd NCCV ]

To February, 1864 - Attached to District of Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.

[A Detachment transferred with African Brigade:]

February 8, 1864 - Designation of Regiment changed to 37th United States Colored Troops.

SERVICE: [ 37th USCT ]

To April, 1864 - Duty at Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA.

April 12-14, 1864 - Expedition to Westmoreland County, VA.

May 4-June 15, 1864 - Gen. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond, VA.

To September 28, 1864 - Duty there and at Wilson's Wharf, VA.

To September 28-29, 1864 - Moved to Deep Bottom, VA.

October 27-28, 1864 - Battle of Fair Oaks, VA.

To December 7, 1864 - In trenches before Richmond, VA.

December 7-27, 1864 - 1st Expedition to Fort Fisher, NC.

January 7-15, 1865 - 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, NC.

January 19, 1865 - Sugar Loaf Hill, NC.

February 11, 1865 - Federal Point, NC.

February 18-20, 1865 - Fort Anderson, NC.

February 22, 1865 - Capture of Wilmington, NC [NPS]

February 18-20, 1865 - Northeast Ferry, NC.

March 1-April 26, 1865 - Campaign of the Carolinas.

To February, 1867 - Surrender of Johnston and his army.

Duty at various points in North Carolina and in the Dept. of the South.

February 11, 1867 - Mustered Out at Raleigh, NC.

Source: Frederick H. Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. p. 1472 and pp. 1730.

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