Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized March 11, 1864, from 6th Mississippi Infantry (African Descent). Attached to Post of Natchez, Miss., District of Vicksburg, Miss., to April, 1866.

Service:
Post and garrison duty at Natchez and in the Dept. of Mississippi entire term. Expedition from Natchez to Gillespie's Plantation, La., August 4-6, 1864. Mustered out April 30, 1866.

Predecessor unit:

MISSISSIPPI VOLUNTEERS.
6th REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Natchez, Miss., August 27, 1863. Attached to Post of Natchez, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to January, 1864. Post of Vicksburg, Miss., to March, 1864.

Service:
Post duty at Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss., till March, 1864. Skirmish near Natchez November 11, 1863 (Detachment). Designation of Regiment changed to 58th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864, (which see).
Soldiers:
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