Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

64th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized March 11, 1864, from 7th Louisiana Infantry (African Descent). Attached to 1st Division, Unassigned, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to May, 1864. District of Natchez, Miss., District of Vicksburg, Miss., to September, 1864. Davis' Bend, Miss., District of Vicksburg, Miss., to December, 1864. Unattached, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to February, 1865. Post of Vicksburg and Dept. of Mississippi, to March, 1866.

Service:
-Post and garrison duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till May, 1864. Actions at Ashwood Landing, La., May 1 and 4. Post and garrison duty at Davis' Bend and Natchez, Miss., till February, 1865. Action at Davis' Bend June 2, 1864. Point Pleasant June 25. Davis' Bend June 29. (Pine Bluff, Ark., July 2, 1864. Helena, Ark., August 2, 1864, as a Detachment.) Duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till April, 1865. At Davis' Bend and in the Dept. of Mississippi till March, 1866. Mustered out March 13, 1866.

Predecessor unit:

LOUISIANA VOLUNTEERS.
7th REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Memphis, Tenn., Holly Springs, Miss., and Island No. 10, Mo., December 1, 1863. Attached to District of Vicksburg, Miss., to March, 1864. Unattached, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., March, 1864.

Service:
-Post Duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till March, 1864. (A Detachment near Memphis, Tenn.) Skirmish at Vidalia, La., February 7, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 64th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864, which see.
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