Regimental History from Frederick Dyer's A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
Organized at Philadelphia, Pa., January 10-29, 1864. Ordered to Yorktown, Va., January, 1864. Attached to U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, Hincks' Division (Colored), 18th Corps, Army of the James, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, to August, 1864, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps, December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, and Dept. of Texas, to October, 1865.
Duty near Yorktown, Va., until May, 1864.
Expedition to King and Queen County March 9-12.
Butler's operations south of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-June 15.
Duty at Wilson's Wharf, James River, protecting supply transports, then constructing works near Fort Powhatan until June.
Attack on Fort Powhatan May 21.
Before Petersburg June 15-18.
Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Deep Bottom August 24.
Dutch Gap August 24.
Demonstration north of the James River September 28-30.
Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 29-30.
Fort Harrison September 29.
Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
Chaffin's Farm November 4.
In trenches before Richmond until April, 1865.
Occupation of Richmond April 3.
Moved to Washington, D.C., and participated in the obsequies of President Lincoln, and afterwards to eastern shore of Maryland and along lower Potomac in pursuit of the assassins. Rejoined Corps May, 1865.
Moved to Texas May 24-June 6.
Duty along the Rio Grande until October, 1865.
Mustered out October 16, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 144 Enlisted men by disease.
Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, 1869-1871. Vol. 5, pp. 991-1010.
Bilby, Joseph G. "Freedom to All": New Jersey's African-American Civil War Soldiers. Hightstown, NJ: Longstreet House, 2011.
Casstevens, Frances H. Edward A. Wild and the African Brigade in the Civil War. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003.
Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Harrisburg: Capitol Preservation Committee, 1987. Vol. 1, p. 50.
Published Primary Sources:
Letters by Capt. Arthur P. Morey to Cousin, February 4, 1864, and April 4, 1865, both in Jeffrey D. Marshall, ed. A War of the People: Vermont Civil War Letters. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1999. (pages 206, 296-297).
Manuscript Collections at the U.S. Army Military History Institute:
Janes, Albert - HattieBurleighPapers
Gould, Lorenzo (Alonzo) - CWDocColl (Diary, 1865)