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27th U.S. Colored Troops

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27th US Colored Troops Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Twenty-seventh U. S. Colored Troops. Col., Albert M. Blackman ; Lieut.-Col., John W. Donnellon; Majs., William G. Neilson, Mathew R. Mitchell. This regiment was organized at Camp Delaware, from Jan. 16 to Aug. 6, 1864, to serve for three years. Shortly after being mustered into the U. S. service it was ordered to Camp Casey, Washington, D. C., where it was stationed for awhile, doing garrison duty. Thence it went to City Point and Petersburg, Va., it being at the latter place that it distinguished itself for unsurpassed gallantry and good conduct upon the battlefield. The bravery of this regiment was also displayed at Chaffin's farm and the Weldon railroad. It was sent down into North Carolina, where it was engaged a part of the time in doing garrison duty and the other part of the time in the operations in and around Fort Fisher, Wilmington, Goldsboro and Raleigh. It did heroic service, won the confidence and approval of its superior officers, and after as honorable service as any of the regiments, it was mustered out on Sept. 21, 1865, at Smithville, N. C. The roll of honor of this regiment shows 18 killed in action, and 149 died in hospital of disease or wounds received in battle.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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