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To any one familiar with the extent of regimental losses in action, these figures tell a heroic story.
Hard fighting was also done by colored troops at Chaffin's Farm, September 29, 1864, where Paine's Division (colored) of the Eighteenth Corps, and Birney's
Gen. William Birney. Maj.-Gen. David Birney commanded the Tenth Corps in this battle. Colored Brigade of the Tenth Corps--in all, about 10,000 strong — were actively engaged.
These troops participated in the assaults on Fort Gilmer and the intrenchments at New Market Heights.
Among the regiments sustaining the heaviest losses were the following:
Regiment. Killed. Wounded.
Includes the mortally wounded. Missing. Total.
6th U. S. Colored Infantry 41 160 8 209
5th U. S. Colored Infantry 28 185 23 236
4th U. S. Colored Infantry 27 137 14 178
36th U. S. Colored Infantry 21 87 108
38th U. S. Colored Infantry 17 94 111
The Sixth had only 367 officers and men engaged, its loss being over 57