UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
56th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Organized March 11, 1864, from 3rd Arkansas Infantry (African Descent). Attached
to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to August,
1865. Dept. of Arkansas to September, 1866.
- -Post and garrison duty at Helena, Ark., till February, 1865. Action
at Indian Bay April 13, 1864. Muffleton Lodge June 29. Operations in Arkansas
July 1-31. Wallace's Ferry, Big Creek, July 26. Expedition from Helena up
White River August 29-September 3. Expedition from Helena to Friar's Point,
Miss., February 19-22, 1865. Duty at Helena and other points in Arkansas
till September, 1866. Mustered out September 15, 1866.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 21 Enlisted men killed and mortally
wounded and 2 Officers and 647 Enlisted men by disease. Total 674.
3rd REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at St. Louis, Mo., August 12, 1863. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. Arkansas, to January, 1864. Little Rock, Ark., 7th Army Corps, Dept. Ark., to March, 1864.
- -Ordered to Helena, Ark., and Post duty there and at Little Rock till March, 1864. Expedition from Helena up White River February 4-8, 1864, and up St. Francis River February 13-14.
Designation of Regiment changed to 56th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864, which see.
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