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29th US Colored Infantry
in the American Civil War
|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