Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

63rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized March 11, 1864, from 9th Louisiana Infantry (African Descent). Attached to Post of Natchez, Miss., District of Vicksburg, Miss., to February, 1865. Sub-District of Vidalia, District of Natchez, Miss., Dept. of Mississippi, to January, 1866.

Service:
-Post and garrison duty at Natchez, Miss., till February, 1865. Skirmish at Waterproof, La., April 20, 1864. Ashwood, Miss., June 25. Camp Marengo September 4. Bullitt's Bayou September 14 (Cos. "B" and "G"). Post and garrison at Vidalia and Bullitt's Bayou till January, 1866. (A Detachment at Helena, Ark., District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. Cos. "B" and "K" at Memphis, Tenn., February, 1865.) Mustered out January 9, 1866.

Predecessor unit:

LOUISIANA VOLUNTEERS.
9th REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Vicksburg, Miss., May 1, 1863. Attached to African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, May to July, 1863. Post of Vicksburg, Miss., to September, 1863.

Service:
-Duty at Milliken's Bend, La., till July, 1863. Action at Milliken's Bend and Young's Point, La., June 6-7. Battle at Milliken's Bend June 25. Duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till September. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Mississippi Heavy Artillery, African Descent, September 26, 1863, which see.
Re-organized at Vicksburg, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., August 7, 1863, to January 17, 1864. Attached to Post of Natchez, Miss., to March, 1864. (A detachment at Memphis, Tenn., attached to 5th Division, 16th Army Corps.) Designation of Regiment changed to 63rd U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864, which see.
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