Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

54th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized March 11, 1864, from 2nd Arkansas Infantry (African Descent). Attached to 2nd Brigade, Frontier Division, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to December, 1866.

Service:
Duty at Helena, Ark., till May, 1864. Ordered to Fort Smith, Ark., and duty there till January, 1865. Actions at Fort Gibson September 16, 1864. Cabin Creek September 19. Cow Creek, Kansas, November 14 and 28. Ordered to Little Rock January, 1865. Action on Arkansas River January 18. Duty at Little Rock and at various points in Dept. of Arkansas till December, 1866. Mustered out August 8 to December 31, 1866.

Predecessor unit:

ARKANSAS VOLUNTEERS.
2nd REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized in Arkansas at large September 4, 1863. Attached to District Eastern Arkansas, Dept. Arkansas, to January 1864. Distrct Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. Arkansas, January, 1864. Post of Little Rock, Ark., 7th Corps, to March, 1864.

Service:
Post and Garrison duty at Helena, Ark., till January, 1864. Repulse of Holmes' attack on Helena July 4, 1863 (before muster in). Ordered to Little Rock, Ark., January, 1864, and Post duty there till March.
Designation of Regiment changed to 54th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864, which see.
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