The Sixth had only 367 officers and men engaged, its loss being over 57 per cent. The troops in Paine
's Division were the same ones which carried the works at Petersburg
, June 15, 1864.
In the action on the Darbytown Road
, Va., October 27, 1864, the Twenty-ninth Connecticut (colored) distinguished itself by the efficiency with which it held a skirmish line for several hours, under a strong pressure.
Loss, 11 killed and 69 wounded.
Two brigades of colored troops participated in the victory at Nashville
, December 15, 1864.
The heaviest loss in any regiment on that field occurred in the Thirteenth U. S. Colored Infantry, which, in its assault on Overton Hill, lost 55 killed (including 4 officers), and 166 wounded;1
The severest loss at the battle of Honey Hill
, S. C.
, November 30, 1864, fell on a black regiment, the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts, which lost in that action, 29 killed, and 115 wounded; total, 144.
In the closing battle of the war — the victorious assault on Fort Blakely, Ala.
, April 9, 1865--a colored division bore a conspicuous and honorable part.
Among the casualties in that engagement the following are worthy of note:
|Regiment. ||Killed. ||Wounded.2 ||Missing ||Total. |
|68th U. S. Colored Infantry ||10 ||91 ||-- ||101 |
|76th U. S. Colored Infantry ||13 ||78 ||-- ||91 |
In addition to the battles heretofore mentioned, colored troops were prominently engaged in the following actions:
S. C. ||James Island, S. C. ||Liverpool Heights, Miss. |
|Yazoo City, Miss. ||Pleasant Hill, La. ||Prairie d'ann, Ark. |
|Poison Springs, Ark. ||Camden, Ark. ||Jenkins' Ferry, Ark. |
|Saline River, Ark. ||Fort Pillow, Tenn. ||Natural Bridge, Fla. |
|Morganzia, La. ||Jacksonville, Fla. ||Brice's X Roads, Miss. |
|Tupelo, Miss. ||Athens, Ala. ||Drewry's Bluff, Va. |
|Bermuda Hundred, Va. ||Dutch Gap, Va. ||Deep Bottom, Va. |
|Darbytown Road, Va. ||Hatcher's Run, Va. ||Fair Oaks, Va. (1864） |
|Saltville, Va. ||Deveaux Neck, S. C. ||Boykin's Mills, S. C. |
|Cox's Bridge, N. C. ||Fort Fisher, N. C. ||Wilmington, N. C. |
|Spanish Fort, Ala. ||Fall of Richmond. ||Appomattox, Va. |
They rendered effective and meritorious services in many of these engagements, and, in some of them, sustained serious losses.