The 1st United States Colored Troops Infantry

Organized from refugee slaves in Washington, D.C., the 1st USCT Infantry was a veteran of numerous counter-insurgency expeditions launched from Hampton Roads when -- along with several companies from the 10th USCT raised in Hampton Roads -- it defeated a superior Confederate force in the May 24, 1864 Battle of Wilson's Wharf in Charles City.
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