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Sat, 09.26.1863

The 7th Regiment Colored Infantry is Formed

*On this date in 1863, the 7th Regiment Colored Infantry of the Union Army began American Civil War service.

Organized in Baltimore, Md., they were active at that location until November 12, 1863. The timeline and location of the 7th until being mustered out was as follows: Duty at Camp Benedict, Md., till March 1864. Ordered to Portsmouth, Va., March 4, thence to Hilton Head, S. C., March 7-10, and Jacksonville, Fla., March 14-15. Attached to Post of Jacksonville, Fla., District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to July 1864. District of Hilton Head, S. C., Dept. of the South, July 1864.

The 7th was sent to Jacksonville, Fla., District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to August 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, to January 1866. Dept. of Texas to October 1866. Mustered out October 13, 1866, and discharged at Baltimore, Md., November 15, 1866.

Regiment losses during service 1 Officer and 84 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 307 Enlisted men by disease. Total 393.

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