UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
3rd Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry
Organized from 1st Mississippi Cavalry (African Descent)
March 11, 1864. Attached to 1st Brigade, United States Colored
Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., Dept. of the Tennessee, to
April, 1864. Winslow's Cavalry Brigade, District of Vicksburg, to
December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West
Tennessee, to January, 1865. Unattached Cavalry, District of
West Tennessee to June, 1865. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District
of West Tennessee, to January, 1866.
- Duty at Vicksburg, Miss., and in that District till
December, 1864. Action at Roach's Plantation, Miss., March 30.
Columbus, Ky., April 11 and 13 (Detachment). Expedition from
Haines' Bluff up Yazoo River April 19-28. Near Mechanicsburg
April 20. Expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City May 4-21. Benton May
7 and 9. Yazoo City May 13. Near Vicksburg June 4. Expedition
from Vicksburg to Pearl River July 2-10. Jackson July 7. Utica
July 13. Grand Gulf July 16. Bayou Tensas, La., August 26.
Expedition from Goodrich Landing to Bayou Macon August 28-31.
Expedition from Vicksburg to Deer Creek September 21-26. Near
Rolling Fork September 22-23. Expedition from Vicksburg to
Rodney and Fayette September 29-October 3. Expedition from Natchez to
Woodville October 4-11. Fort Adams October 5. Woodville October
5-6. Operations in Issaqueena and Washington counties October
21-31. Steele's Bayou October 23. Expedition from Vicksburg
to Gaines' Landing, Ark., and Bayou Macon, La., November 6-8.
Rolling Fork November 11. Expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City
November 23-December 4. Big Black River Bridge November 27. Moved to
Memphis, Tenn. Grierson's Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to
destroy Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 21, 1864-January 5,
1865. Franklin Creek December 21- 22, 1864. Okolona December
27. Egypt Station December 28. Franklin January 2, 1865. Moved to
Memphis from Vicksburg, Miss., January 5-10. Duty there and in
District of West Tennessee till April. Expedition from Memphis
to Brownsville, Miss., April 23-26. Moved to Vicksburg April 29-May
1 and operating about Natchez for the capture of Jeff Davis May.
Operations about Fort Adams May 3-6. Duty in District of West
Tennessee and Dept. of Mississippi till January, 1866. Mustered
out January 26, 1866.
1st REGIMENT CAVALRY (COLORED).
Organized at Vicksburg. Miss., October 9, 1863. Attached to post of Goodrich Landing, District of Northeast, La., to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to March, 1864.
- Duty at Skipwith Landing till January, 1864.
Expedition to Tallulah C. H. November 10-13, 1863. Merriwether's
Ferry, Bayou Boeuf, Ark., December 13. At Vicksburg till
February, 1564. Expedition up Yazoo River February 1-March 5,
1864. Satartia February 7. Occupation of Yazoo City February 9-
March 6. Near Yazoo City February 28. Yazoo City March 5.
Designation of Regiment changed to 3rd U. S. Colored Cavalry
March 11, 1864, which see.
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