Union Regimental Histories

 

Louisiana

 

1st Regiment Infantry

Organized at New Orleans, La., July 30, 1862, Attached to Weitzel's Reserve Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Grover's Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, to October, 1863. District of La Fourche to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, to June, 1864. District of La Fourche, Dept. Gulf, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to November, 1864. District of La Fourche to July, 1865.

SERVICE--Duty in the Defences of New Orleans and District of La Fourche until January, 1863, and at Baton Rouge until March. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Donaldsonville March 26, thence to Brashear City. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Porter's and McWilliams' Plantations, Indian Bend, April 13. Irish Bend April 14. Moved to Franklin April 15. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Expedition to Breux Bridge and Opelousas April 17-21. Moved to New iberia April 25; to Washington May 6, thence to Brashear City May 11-27, and to Port Hudson May 28. Siege of Port Hudson May 30-July 9. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Cox's Plantation, near Donaldsonville, Bayou La Fourche, July 12-13. Duty at Donaldsonville and in District of La Fourche until March, 1864. Red River Campaign March 25-May 22. Monett's Bluff, Cane River Crossing, April 23. At Alexandria April 27-May 13. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza April 13-20. Mansura May 16. At Morganza until June. Expedition to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 5. Livonia May 31. In District of La Fourche until September. Ordered to Morganza September 2, and duty there until February, 1865. At Donaldsonville and in the District of La Fourche until July. Mustered out July 12, 1865.

1st Regiment New Orleans Infantry

Organized at New Orleans, La., March 6, 1864. Attached to Defences of New Orleans to April, 1865. District of La Fourche and Dept. of the Gulf to May, 1866.

SERVICE--Garrison and guard duty in the Defences of New Orleans and in District of La Fourche, Dept. of the Gulf, entire term. Mustered out May, 1866.

2nd Regiment Infantry

Organized at New Orleans, La., September 29, 1862. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to July, 1863. District of Baton Rouge, La., to September, 1863. Unattached, Cavalry Division, Dept. Gulf, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. Gulf, to August, 1864. District of Port Hudson, La., to September, 1864. District of Baton Rouge, La., to April, 1865. Provisional Brigade, District of Baton Rouge, La., Dept. Gulf, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of New Orleans, La., until January, 1863. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., January 13-14, and duty there until May. Reconnoissance to False River March 19. Reconnoissance from Baton Rouge May 13. Advance on Port Hudson May 14-24. Operations about Monett's Plantation and on Bayou Sara Road May 18-19. Action at Plain's Store May 21. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Cox's Plantation, Donaldsonville, July 12-13. Moved to Baton Rouge and duty there until September 2. Sabine Pass Expedition September 2-11. Regiment mounted September, 1863. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Washington October 24 and 31. Bayou Bourbeaux November 3. Grand Coteau, Carrion Crow Bayou, November 3. Vetmillion Bayou November 12. Camp Pratt November 20, Bayou Portage November 23. At New Iberia until December and at New Orleans and Franklin until March, 1864. Expedition to Madisonville January 3 (Co. "D"). Red River Campaign March 14-May 20. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Bayou Rapides March 20. Henderson's Hill March 21. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March 29-30. Natchitoches March 31. Crump's Hill April 2. Wllson's Plantation near Pleasant Hill April 7. Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Grand Ecore April 16. Natchitoches April 22, About Cloutiersville and Cane River Crossing April 22-24. At Alexandria April 28-May 13. Retreat to Morganza April 13-20. Avoyelle's Prairie and Mansura May 15-16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. At Morganza until June. At New Orleans until August. At Baton Rouge until July, 1865, and at New Orleans until September. Mustered out September 11, 1865.

 

2nd Regiment New Orleans Infantry

Organization not completed. Duty in the Defences of New Orleans, La., until August, 1864. Operations in Calcasseu Pass May 6-10, 1864. Disbanded August 4, 1864, and transferred to 1st New Orleans Infantry.

1st Regiment Native Guard Infantry

Organized at New Orleans, La., September 27, 1862. Attached to Defences of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1862. Independent Command, Dept, of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Unattached, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Operations in La Fourche District October 24-November 6, 1862. Capture of Donaldsonville October 25. Action at Georgia Landing near Labadieville October 27. Duty at Baton Rouge and in the District of La Fourche until May, 1863. Advance on Port Hudson May 20-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Corps do Afrique June 6, 1863.

2nd Regiment Native Guard Infantry

Organized at New Orleans, La., October 19, 1862. Attached to Defences of New Orleans to December, 1862. Independent Command, Dept. Gulf, to January, 1863. Defences of New Orleans to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Operations in La Fourche District October 24-November 6, 1862. Capture of Donaldsonville October 25. Georgia Landing near Labadieville October 27. Duty in La Fourche District and Defences of New Orleans until january, 1863. Garrison at Ship Island, Miss., January 9 to June, 1863. East Pascagouga, Miss., April 9, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 2nd Regiment, Corps de Afrique, June 6, 1863.

3rd Regiment Native Guard Infantry

Organized at New Orleans, La., November 24, 1862. Attached to Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Unattached, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of New Orleans and District of La Fourche until May, 1863. Advance on Port Hudson May 20-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Designation of Regiment changed to 3rd Regiment, Corps de Afrique, June 6, 1863.

4th Regiment Native Guard Infantry

Organized at New Orleans, La., February 10, 1863. Attached to 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of New Orleans, La., until March, 1863, and at Baton Rouge, La., until May. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27, and June 14. Designation of Regiment changed to 4th Regiment, Corps de Afrique, June 6, 1863.

5th Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Failed to complete organization.

6th Regiment Infantry - 60 days (African Descent)

Organized at New Orleans, La., for 60 days, July 4, 1863. Duty at New Orleans. Mustered out August 13, 1863.

7th Regiment Infantry - 60 days (African Descent)

Organized at New Orleans, La., for 60 days, July 10, 1863. Duty at New Orleans. Mustered out August 6, 1863.

7th Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Organized at Memphis, Tenn., Holly Springs, Miss., and Island No. 10, Mo., December 1, 1863. Attached to District of Vicksburg, Miss., to March, 1864. Unattached, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., March, 1864.

SERVICE.--Post duty at Vicksburg, Miss., until March, 1864. (A Detachment near Memphis, Tenn.) Skirmish at Vidalia, La., February 7, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 64th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864.

8th Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Organized at Lake Providence, La., May 5, 1863. Attached to African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, to July, 1863. Post of Vicksburg, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, March, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Lake Providence, La., until July, 1863. Post duty at Vicksburg, Miss., until March, 1864. Expedition up Yazoo River February 1-March 8, 1864. Liverpool Heights February 4. Capture of Yazoo City February 4. Satartia February 7. Occupation of Yazoo City February 9-March 6. Skirmish Yazoo City March 5. Designation of Regiment changed to 47th U. S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864.

9th Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Organized at Vicksburg, Miss., May 1, 1863. Attached to African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, May to July, 1863. Post of Vicksburg, Miss., to September, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Milliken's Bend, La., until July, 1863. Action at Milliken's Bend and Young's Point, La., June 6-7. Battle at Milliken's Bend June 25. Duty at Vicksburg, Miss., until September. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Mississippi Heavy Artillery, African Descent, September 26, 1863. Reorganized at Vicksburg, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., August 7, 1863, to January 17, 1864. Attached to Post of Vicksburg, Miss., to January, 1864, and to Post of Natchez, Miss., to March, 1864. (A detachment at Memphis, Tenn., attached to 5th Division, 16th Army Corps.) Designation of Regiment changed to 63rd U. S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864.

10th Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Organized at Lake Providence and Goodrich Landing, La., May 6 to August 8, 1863. Attached to Post of Goodrich Landing, La., District Northeast Louisiana, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, U.S. Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to March, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Lake Providence and Goodrich Landing, La., until January, 1864. Tensas Bayou May 9 and August 10, 1863. Duty at Vicksburg, Miss., until March, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 48th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864.

11th Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Organized at Milliken's Bend, La., May 23 to August 22, 1863. Attached to African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, to July, 1863. Post Goodrich Landing, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, U.S. Colored Troops, District Vicksburg, to March, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Milliken's Bend until January, 1864. Action at Milliken's Bend June 7. Post duty at Vicksburg, Miss., January to March, 1864. Expedition to Waterproof January 29-February 23. Waterproof February 14-15. Designation of Regiment changed to 49th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864.

12th Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Organized May to July, 1863. Attached to African Brigade, District Northeast Louisiana, to July, 1863. Post of Vicksburg, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to March, 1864.

Duty at Milliken's Bend and Vicksburg until March, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 50th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864.

 

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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