REGIMENTAL SERVICE RECORD
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:]
July 29 - August 9, 1863 - To Folly Island, SC, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South.
To December, 1863 - In operations on Morris Island and Folly Island against Fort Sumpter and Charleston, SC.
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.
May 5, 1864 - Capture of Fort Powhatan, VA.
To September 28, 1864 - Duty there and at Wilson's Wharf, VA.
To September 28-29, 1864 - Moved to Deep Bottom, VA.
To September 29-30, 1864 - Battle of Chaffin's Farm / New Market Heights, VA.
National Parks Service: Battle of Chaffin's Farm / New Market Heights, 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 13-15, 1865 - Bombardment of Fort Fisher, NC.
January 15, 1865 - Assault and capture of 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.
March 6-21, 1865 - Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro, NC.
March 23-24, 1865 - Cox's Bridge, NC.
April 9-14, 1865 - Advance on Raleigh, NC.
April 14, 1865 - Occupation of Raleigh, NC.
April 26, 1865 - Bennett's House, NC.
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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