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41st Regiment United States Colored Infantry

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Regiment Information

The regiment composed of troops from different sections of the state of Pennsylvania.

Organized at Camp William Penn, Philadelphia, Pa., September 30 to December 7, 1864. Six companies were formed and ordered to the join the Army of the Jamesj in October 18, 1864.

Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, and Dept. of Texas, to December, 1865.


  • Guard duty at Deep Bottom, Va., till October 20, 1864.
  • Moved to Fort Burnham on line north of James River, before Richmond, October 27.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • In trenches before Richmond, and picket duty on Chaffin's Farm, till January 1, 1865. Near Fort Burnham till March 27.
  • Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-28.
  • Appomattax 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.
  • Moved to Petersburg April 11, and duty there till May 25.
  • Embarked for Texas May 25, arriving at Brazos Santiago June 3.
  • Moved to Edenburg and guard and provost duty there till November.
  • Consolidated to a Battalion of four Companies September 30.
  • Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, November 10, 1865.
  • Disbanded at Philadelphia, Pa., December 14, 1865.

The regiment lost a total of 56 men during service; one officer killed or mortally wounded, 55 officers and enlisted men died of disease. Captain John W. Falconer of Company A was the only field casualty from the USCT during the final battle of Battle of Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.


  • Colonel Llewellyn F. Haskell
  • Lieutenant Colonel Lewis L. Weld
  • Major Alpheus H. Cheney


  • Military HIstory page
  • Bates, Samuel P. (1871). History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861–5; Prepared in Compliance with Acts of the Legislature. V. B. Singerly, State Printer: Harrisburg, PA. pp. 1066–1080. OCLC 1887553.
  • Cox, Christopher (2013). History of Pennsylvania Civil War Regiments: Artillery, Cavalry, Volunteers, Reserve Corps, and United States Colored Troops. Raleigh, NC: Lulu Publishing. pp. 489–490. ISBN 978-1-300-71312-8.
  • Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 1. Des Moines, IA: The Dyer Publishing Company. p. 1730. OCLC 8697590.
  • NPS Soldier database

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