UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
57th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Organized March 11, 1864, from 4th Arkansas Infantry (African Descent). Attached
to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864.
1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Corps, to January, 1865. Colored Brigade,
7th Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August,
1865. Dept. of Arkansas to December, 1866.
- -Garrison duty at Helena and Little Rock, Ark., till August, 1864.
(A detachment on Steele's Camden Expedition March 23-May 3, 1864, as bridge
train guard.) Skirmish near Little Rock April 26, 1864. Operations against
Shelby north of Arkansas River May 13-31. Skirmishes near Little Rock May
24 and 28. March to Brownsville, Ark., August 23, and to Duvall's Bluff August
29. Duty there and at Little Rock till June, 1865; then at various points
in the Dept. of Arkansas guarding property and on post duty till December,
1866. Companies "A" and "D" mustered out October 18-19, 1866. Regiment mustered
out December 31, 1866.
4th REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Devall's Bluff, Little Rock and Helena, Ark., December 2, 1863. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864, and on duty at Helena.
Designation of Regiment changed to 57th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864, which see.
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