Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

13th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Nashville, Tenn., November 19, 1863. Attached to Defences Nashville & Northwestern Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Colored Brigade. District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. Defences Nashville & Northwestern Railroad, District Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to May, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1866.

Service:
-Railroad guard duty in Tennessee and Alabama on line of Nashville & Northwestern Railroad till December, 1864. Repulse of Hood's attack on Johnsonville, Tenn., September 25, and November 4 and 5. Eddyville, Ky., October 17 (Detachment). Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-18. Railroad guard and garrison duty in the Dept. of the Cumberland till January, 1866. Mustered out January 10, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 265 Enlisted men by disease. Total 355.
Soldiers:
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