Fourth South Carolina Regiment, U.S.A.

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Fourth S.C. Infantry (U.S.A.)





Composed primarily of slaves recruited from occupied areas of several states, The Fourth S.C. INFANTRY, (U.S.A.) would become the 21st U.S. COLORED TROOPS.

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Organized at Fernandina, Fla., July, 1863. Attached to post of Fernandina, Fla, Dept. of the South to January, 1864. Third Brigade, Vodges' Division, District of Florida to March, 1864. Duty at Fernandian, Fla. till January 1864. Barton's Brigade, district of Hilton Head, S.C. to February, 1864. Moved to Jacksonville, Fla. February 6-8 and duty there till March Regiment was consolidated with Third S.C. Infantry to form Twenty First U.S. COLORED TROOPS, March 14, 1864. A Fifth S.C. was not completely organized and the men went to the Third and Fourth. S.C.

Organized from the Third and Fourth Regiments, South Carolina Colored Infantry 3/14/64. Attached to Third Brigade, Vogdes Division, District of Florida, Department of the South to April 1864. Morris Island, S.C. Northern District, Department of the South to October 1864. First Separate Brigade, Department of the South, to February 1865. Garrison of Charleston, S.C., Department of the south to August 1865. Department of the South to October 1866.

Duty at Jacksonville, Fla. till April 1864. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C. thence to Folly Island, S.C., April 18. Duty on Folly Island, Morris Island and Coles Island operating against Charleston, S.C., till February of 1865. Expedition to James Island, S.C. June 30-July 10. Action on James Island July 2. Occupation of Charleston February 18, Garrison duty at Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, S.C. till August, 1865, and at various point in South Carolina and Georgia till October 1866. Mustered out of service October 7, 1866.

A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Vol. II, Frederick H. Dyer

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