Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

52nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized March 11, 1864, from 2nd Mississippi Infantry (African Descent). Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Corps, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to February, 1865. Maltby's Brigade, District of Vicksburg, Miss., and Dept. of Mississippi, to May, 1866.

Service:
-Post and garrison duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till June, 1865. Action at Coleman's Plantation, Port Gibson, July 4, 1864. Bayou Liddell October 15. Duty at various points in the Depts. of Mississippi and the Gulf till May, 1866. Mustered out May 5, 1866.

Predecessor unit:

MISSISSIPPI VOLUNTEERS.
2nd REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Vicksburg, Miss., July 27, 1863. Attached to post of Vicksburg, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to March, 1864.

Service:
-Post and garrison duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till March, 1864. Expedition to Trinity November 15-16, 1863 (Detachment). Designation of Regiment changed to 52nd U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864, (which see).
Soldiers:
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