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US Colored Troops

110th Regiment Colored Infantry

This regiment was organized at Pulaski, TN, from November 20, 1863, to January 14, 1864, as the 2nd regiment Alabama volunteers, a.d. (African-kDescent), to serve three years. Its designation was changed to 110th regiment U.S. colored troops June 23, 1864. It was mustered out of sevice February 6, 1866.

Lieutenant Colonel:
Dedrick F. Tiedemann, 14 January 1864Major
William C. Hawley, 10 January 1864

Captains
Jacob Kemnitzer, 20 November 1863
Allexander F. Jamison, 11 December 1863
Thomas R. Oldham, 12 December 1863
Norton W. Campbell, 14 December 1863
Thomas Kennedy, 30 December 1863
Charles A. Beekert, 13 January 1864
Henry McNelly, 14 January 1864
Robert McMillan, 5 October 1865
James L. Buck, 5 October 1865

First Lieutenants
Henry E. Blinn, 14 December 1863
Theodore Bachly, 22 December 1863
William Leonard, 30 December 1864
Henry M. Sprague, 1 January 1864
Jeremiah C. Groff, R.Q.M., 6 January 1864
Richard Atkin, 13 January 1864
James G. Duncan, 14 January 1864
Edgar McLean, 5 October 1865
Charles M. Linn, 5 October 1865
David Smart, 5 October 1865

Second Lieutenants
John H. Lanebly, 22 December 1863
Frank S. Kellogg, 30 December 1863
Charles C. Betts, 6 August 1864
Hiram D. Jones, 4 October 1865
Malcolm Stanhouse, 4 October 1865Second Lieutenants
John H. Lanebly, 22 December 1863
Frank S. Kellogg, 30 December 1863
Charles C. Betts, 6 August 1864
Hiram D. Jones, 4 October 1865
Malcolm Stanhouse, 4 October 1865

Surgeon
Thaddeus Donohue, 28 January 1864

Assistant Surgeon
John Little, 9 November 1865

Chaplain
William IKing, 14 January 1864

Battles
Dallas--l officer killed
Athens--8 officers missing, 293 enlisted men missing

Source: Official Battle Lists of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Battle List (F),
U.S. Colored Troops' National Archives Roll M823, Roff 2.


Athens, AL, September 24, 1864, enlisted men from the 110th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, 233 men and 17 officers, and 111th regiments U. S. Colored Infantry, 80 men and 8 officers, were taken prisoners of was by General Forrest troops at the garrison. Commander of the post, Co. William Campbell, surrendered without a fight.

About the 20th of September the Confederate cavalry, under Forrest, crossed the Tennessee River near Waterloo, AL, and appeared in front of Athens, Alabama, on the 23rd, after having destroyed a portion of the railroad between the latter place and Decatur, Alabama. Considerable skirmishing took place, and the garrison, Colonel Campbell, 110th and 111th commanding, withdrew into the fort. By night-fall the town was completely invested, and the quartermaster and commissary buildings destroyed by the Confederates. On the morning of the 24th the Confederates opened on the fort with a 12-pounder battery, firing from two directions, north and west, which was answered by the artillery of the garrison. Later two flags of truce were received demanding a surrender, which was declined by Colonel Campbell, when he was requested to grant major-General Forrest a personal interview, and complied with the request. At this interview Colonel Campbell allowed himself to become convinced by the Confederate commander that it was useless to contend against the largely superior force of the enemy. The garrison at the time, consisted of 450 men belonging to the 106ht, 110th and 111th,U.S. Colored Troops, and about 150 men of the 3rd Tennessee Calvary. Thirty minutes after the evacuation of the fort re-enforcements, consisting of the 18th Michigan and 102th Ohio Regiments, arrived, and after a severe fight were also forced to yield. Forrest then moved toward Pulaski, destroying the railroad as he advanced, captured the garrison at Sulphur Branch trestle, and skirmished heavily all day of the 27th with the garrison of Pulaski, but withdrew toward night-fall.

Source:War of the Rebellion: A Compliation of Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.vol. LI


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UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

110th REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Organized June 25, 1864, from 2nd Alabama Colored Infantry. Attached to District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Defences of Nashville & Northwestern Railroad to March, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, to September, 1865. Dept. of the Tennessee to February, 1866.

SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Pulaski, Tenn., and guard duty on railroad in North Alabama till February, 1865. Forest's attack on Athens, Ala., September 23-24, 1864. Larkinsville, Ala., January 8, 1865 (Detachment of Co. "E"). Guard Nashville & Northwestern Railroad till June, 1865. At Gallatin, Tenn., and at various points in the Dept. of Tennessee till February, 1866. Mustered out February 6, 1866.


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UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

111th REGIMENT INFANTRY.

Organized June 25, 1864, from 3rd Alabama Colored Infantry. Attached to garrison at Pulaski, Tenn., District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Defences of Nashville & Northwestern Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, to July, 1865. Dept. of the Tennessee to April, 1866.

SERVICE.-Duty at Pulaski, Tenn., and Athens, Ala., District of North Alabama, till September, 1864. Action at Athens with Forest September 23-24 (most of Regiment captured). Sulphur Branch Trestle September 25 (Detachment). Duty at Pulaski, Tenn., till January, 1865. Guard duty on Nashville & Northwestern Railroad and in Middle Tennessee till April, 1866. Mustered out April 30, 1866.


PARTIAL LIST OF MEN WHO SERVED IN THE 110TH AND 111TH USCT

NAME AND REGIMENT

MASON

  • Alfred 111th
    Almas 110th
    Andrew 110th
    Anthony 111th
    Benjamin 110th
    Cyrus 110th
    Daniel 111th
    Fletcher 111th
    General 110th
    George 111th
    Graham 110th
    Hampton 110th
    Harrris 110th
    Harry 111th
    Henry 110th
    Isam 110th
    Major 111th
    Peter 110th
    Robert 111th
    Robert 110th
    Robert 110th
    Washington 111th
    William 111th
    Willie 110th

NELSON

  • Albert 111th
    Anderson 110th
    Ben 110th
    Benjamin 111th
    Charles 110th
    Daniel 110th
    George 111th
    Heiram 110th
    James 111th
    Joseph 111th
    Kile 110th
    Peter 111th

SWIFT

  • John 111th
    Moses 111th
    Tanney 111th
    Thomas 111th

UPSHAW

  • Henry 111th
    Jasper 111th
    Nelson 111th
    Prestly 111th
    Thomas 110th
    William 111th
    Windsor 111th
    Wyatt 110th

WHITFIELD

  • Henry 110th
    Jackson 111th
    Morris 111th
    Washington 111th
    Willes 111th

Source for list of men who served from the 110/111th USCT:
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System, World Wide Web,
itd.nps.gov/cwss/usct.htm

Contributed by Betty Craft