Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

57th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
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.

Service:
-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.

Predecessor unit:

ARKANSAS VOLUNTEERS.
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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