Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

11th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery

Overview:
Organized from 14th Rhode Island Colored Heavy Artillery. Designated 8th Heavy Artillery April 4, 1864, and 11th Heavy Artillery May 21, 1864. Attached to Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1865.

Service:
-Garrison duty at New Orleans and other points in the Defences of that city till October, 1865 (see 14th Rhode Island Colored Heavy Artillery). Mustered out October 2, 1865.

Predecessor unit:

RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS.
14th REGIMENT HEAVY ARTILLERY (COLORED).
Organized at Providence August 28, 1863, to January 25, 1864. 1st Battalion moved to New Orleans, La., December 19-30, 1863, thence to Pass Cavallo, Texas, December 31, 1863-January 8, 1864. Served unattached, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to May, 1864 (1st Battalion). Defences of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1865. Designation of Regiment changed to 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery April 4, 1864, and to 11th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery May 21, 1864.

Service:
-1st Battalion assigned to garrison duty at Fort Esperanza. Matagorda Island, Texas, till May 19, 1864. Moved to Camp Parapet, New Orleans, La., May 19-23; Joined 3rd Battalion and duty there till July, 1864. Ordered to Port Hudson, La., and garrison duty there till April, 1865. Duty at Brashear City and New Orleans till October, 1865. 2nd Battalion moved to New Orleans January 8-February 3, 1864. Duty in the Defences of New Orleans at English Turn and at Plaquemine till October, 1865. Expedition from Brashear City to Ratliff's Plantation May 14-16, 1865 (Detachment). Action at Indian Village, Plaquemine, August 6, 1864. 3rd Battalion moved to New Orleans April 3-15, and duty at Camp Parapet till October, 1865. Mustered out at New Orleans October 2, 1865.
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