ACU 30


127th regiment us coloured troops (see main description for battle honours)

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Organized at camp delaware, ohio, january 16, 1864; ordered to annapolis, maryland. Attached to 1st brigade, 4th division, 9th corps, army of the potomac, to september, 1864. 1st brigade, 3rd division, 9th corps, to december, 1864. 1st brigade, 1st division, 25th corps, december, 1864. 1st brigade, 3rd division, 25th corps, to january, 1865. 3rd brigade, 3rd division, 25th corps, to march, 1865. 3rd brigade, 3rd division, 10th corps, dept. Of north carolina, to july, 1865. Dept. Of north carolina to september, 1865.Battles: campaign from the rapidan to the james river, may-june, 1864. Guarding trains of the army of the potomac through the wilderness, petersburg june 15-19, siege of petersburg and richmond june 16 to december 7, 1864, mine explosion, petersburg, weldon railroad, poplar grove church, boydton plank road, hatcher’s run, on the bermuda front till december 1, 1st expedition to fort fisher, north carolina, 2nd expedition to fort fisher, north carolina,, january 7-15, 1865. Bombardment of fort fisher january 13-15, assault and capture of fort fisher january 15, sugar loaf hill january 19, federal point, fort anderson, capture of wilmington february 22, northeast ferry february 22, campaign of the carolinas march 1-april 26, advance on kinston and goldsboro march 6-21, cox’s bridge, advance on raleigh april 9-14, occupation of raleigh april 14, bennett’s house april 26, surrender of general joseph e. Johnston and the army of tennessee. Duty within the department of north carolina september 1865. Mustered out from military service on september 21 1865. The flags of the 127th are some of the most decorative for u.S.C.T. Regiments, paid for by the state of pennsylvania. Although the national flag conforms to the standard union pattern. It has the regimental designation and, the letters u.S.C.T. In gold. The regimental flag is based upon a dark blue field with a central painted image. The image on the reserve is the national arms, the observe shows a black soldier waving goodbye to columbia. The motto upon the flag bears the slogan, we will prove ourselves men. The flags today are housed in the civil war flag collection at the state museum in harrisburg, pennsylvania.