Regimental History from Frederick Dyer's A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
Organized at Camp William Penn, Philadelphia, Pa., February 7 to March 7, 1864. Ordered to Hilton Head, S.C., April, 1864, arriving April 27. Attached to Bailey's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to June. 1864.
Morris Island, S. C, Northern District, Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 3rd Separate Brigade, Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South, to December, 1864. 2nd Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to June, 1865. Dept. of the South to August, 1865.
Ordered to Hilton Head, S.C., April, 1864, and duty there till June.
Moved to Morris Island, S.C., and duty there operating against Charleston, S. C., till November.
Expedition to Boyd's Neck November 28-30.
Battle of Honey Hill November 30.
Demonstration on Charleston & Savannah Railroad December 6-9.
Devaux's Neck December 6.
James Island February 14, 1865.
Occupation of Charleston February 18.
Potter's Expedition April 5-25.
Dingle's Mills April 9.
Statesboro April 15.
Occupation of Camden April 17.
Boydkin's Mills April 18.
Beach Creek near Statesburg and Denken's Mills April 19.
Garrison duty at Charleston, Beaufort and Hilton Head, S.C., till August.
Mustered out August 22, 1865.
Regiment lost during service: 2 Officers and 35 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 113 Enlisted men by disease.
Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, 1869-1871. Vol. 5, pp. 1047-1065.
Bilby, Joseph G. "Freedom to All": New Jersey's African-American Civil War Soldiers. Hightstown, NJ: Longstreet House, 2011.
Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Harrisburg: Capitol Preservation Committee, 1987. Vol. 1, p. 54.
Published Primary Sources:
Baird, George W. The 32d Regiment, U.S.C.T., at the Battle of Honey Hill. Boston: n.p., 1889.
Thompson, Benjamin W. "Flight from Florida." Civil War Times Illustrated (August 1973): 12-21; "This Hell of Destruction." (October 1973): 12-23; "Back to the South." (November 1973): 28-39; "A President's Jailor." (December 1973): 24-33.
Manuscript Collections at the U.S. Army Military History Institute:
Thompson, Benjamin - CWTIColl