Regimental History from Frederick Dyer's A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
Organized at Philadelphia, Pa., March 12 to June 3, 1864. Moved to Annapolis, Md., April 18. Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps and Dept. of Texas, to October, 1865.
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May-June, 1864.
Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness and to Petersburg.
Before Petersburg June 15-19.
Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
Poplar Grove Church September 29-30 and October 1.
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
On the Bermuda Hundred front and before Richmond till March, 1865.
Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-28.
Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
Hatcher's Run March 29-31.
Fall of Petersburg April 2.
Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
Appomattox Court House April 9.
Surrender of Lee and his army.
Duty at Petersburg and City Point till May 30.
Moved to Texas May 30-June 10.
Duty on the Rio Grande opposite Mattamoras, Mexico, till October.
Mustered out October 20, 1865, and discharged at Philadelphia, Pa., November 30, 1865.
Regiment lost during service: 3 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 188 Enlisted men by disease.
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Dill, Robert G. "The Soldiers' Homeward Voyage: A Thrilling Experience at the Close of the Late Civil War." Magazine of American History (1884): 445-453.
Hall, Henry S. "Mine Run to Petersburg." In War Talks in Kansas. Kansas City, MO: Franklin Hudson, 1906. pp. 206-249.
Mickley, Jeremiah M. The Forty-third Regiment United States Colored Troops. Gettysburg, PA: J.E. Wible, 1866.
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