|Sept. 22-Dec. 4||Organized at Camp William Penn, Philadelphia, Penn.|
|Jan. 16||Left Philadelphia by sea for Hilton Head, South Carolina|
|Feb.|| Attached to Howell's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S. C., Dept. of the South
|Feb. 5-6|| Expedition from Hilton Head, S. C., to Jacksonville, Fla.|
|Feb. 7|| Occupation of Jacksonville|
Attached to Hawley's Brigade, Seymour's Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South |
|Feb. 8|| Camp Finnegan, Fla.
|Feb. 8-20||Advance into North Central Florida
|Feb. 20|| Battle of Olustee. Fla.
|Feb.-April 16|| Retreat to Jacksonville, Fla., and duty there |
|To Aug.|| Attached to District of Florida, Dept. of the South|
|April 17-Aug.|| Moved to St. John's Bluff, Fla.|
|July 23-28||Raid on Baldwin, Fla. |
|Aug. 4-12||Moved by sea to Deep Bottom, Va.|
|To Dec.|| Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1Oth Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina|
|Aug. 12|| Action at Deep Bottom, Va. |
|To Sept. 27|| Duty at Deep Bottom and in trenches before Petersburg, Va.|
|Sept. 28-30||Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, Va. |
|Sept. 29||Fort Harrison, Va.|
|Oct. 13||Action at Darbytown Road, Va.|
|Oct. 27-28||Battle of Fair Oaks, Va.|
|To April||Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps|
|To March 27|| In trenches before Richmond, Va. |
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign, Va. |
|March 29-31||Hatcher's Run, Va. |
|April 2||Fall of Petersburg|
|April 3-9||Pursuit of Lee through Virginia|
|April 9||Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia|
|April 11-May 24|| Moved to Petersburg, Va., and duty there|
|May 24|| Sailed from City Point for Texas|
|To Nov.||Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, and Dept. of Texas |
|To Nov.|| Duty at Ringgold Barracks and on the Rio Grande, Texas |
|Nov. 10|| Mustered out |
|Nov. 10-Dec.3|| Moved by sea to Philadelphia, Penn.|
|Dec. 12|| Discharged |
During its Civil War career the 8th United States Colored Troops lost during service 4 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 132 enlisted men by disease. Total 251.
Editor's Note: After comparing the maps of the battle, I think it is reasonable to assume that, during at least one point during the Battle of Olustee, the 8th United States Colored Troops and the 64th Georiga Infantry exchanged fire. If so, then it is interesting to speculate if the 8th USCT, which took heavy casulties during this battle, revenged itself later in the war. Both the 8th USCT and the 64th Georiga were at Deep Bottom, Va, during the same period. The company commander for F Co., 64th Georgia, of which Pvt. Edmond Hardy Jones was a member, wrote to Pvt. Jones' wife on August 22, 1864, that her husband was killed at Deep Bottom on August 16th. Stranger things happened during the Civil War.
Totals of casualties in this official history and on the previous page on the 8th USCT do not match. But this is common in Civil War records.
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