1st US Colored 

Heavy Artillery

The 1st US Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment was organized at Knoxville, Tennessee on February 20, 1864. They were on duty at Knoxville until January 1865. The regiment participated in operations against Confederate Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry in East Tennessee from August 15-25, 1864. Then, they were involved in operations in Northern Alabama and East Tennessee from January 31-April 24, 1865. The Regiment participated in Stoneman's operations from East Tennessee into Southwestern Virginia and Western North Carolina from February to April. 1865. They were at Greenville and in the District of East Tennessee until March 1866. The regiment mustered out on March 31, 1866 in Chattanooga.

Pvt. Ballard Preston


Six men from Williamson County enlisted in the 1t US Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment.