The U.S. Colored Troops 2nd Regiment Infantry was organized at Arlington, Va., June 20 to November 11, 1863. Ordered to the Dept. of the Gulf December, 1863. The regiment lost a total of 173 men during service; 3 officers and 24 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 11 officers and 135 enlisted men died of disease.
Attached to District of Key West, Fla., Dept. of the Gulf; February, 1864, to July, 1865. Dept. of Florida to January, 1866.
Duty at New Orleans, La., and Ship Island, Miss., until February 13, 1864. Ordered to Key West, Fla., February 13. Affair at Tampa, Fla., May 5. Operations on West Coast of Florida July 1-31. Expedition from Fort Myers to Bayport July 1-4. Expedition from Cedar Key to St. Andrew's Bay July 20-29. Fort Taylor August 21. Station No. 4 February 13, 1865. Attack on Fort Myers February 20. Operations in the vicinity of St. Mark's February 21-March 7. East River Bridge March 4-5. Newport Bridge March 5-6. Natural Bridge March 6. Duty in District of Florida until January, 1866. Mustered out January 5, 1866.
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