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29th US Colored Infantry
in the American Civil War

Regimental History
Twenty-ninth U. S. Colored Infantry. Col., Clark E. Royce; Lieut. - Cols., John A. Bross, Fred E. Camp; Majs., T. Jeff Brown, H. J. Hindekoper. This regiment was organized at Quincy in the spring of 1864 and in May was ordered to join the 9th army corps, then moving from Annapolis, Md., to the field. Not reaching Maryland until after the corps had departed the regiment remained in the vicinity of Washington until after the battle of Spottsylvania. It then joined the main army before Petersburg and commenced work in the trenches on June 19. It was present at the battle of the crater and suffered terribly in the fruitless charge made by the colored troops after the explosion of the mine. The loss to the regiment was 21 killed, 56 wounded and 47 prisoners. At the battle of Boydton plank road it was slightly engaged, losing 1 man wounded. On March 27 it was again moved to the vicinity of the defenses around Petersburg, followed the enemy to Appomattox Court House, after the evacuation, was present at Lee's surrender, and then returned to Petersburg. The regiment was mustered out Nov. 6, 1865.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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