UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
73rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Organized April 4, 1864, from 1st Corps de Afrique Infantry. Attached to
1st Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to March,
1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of
West Florida, to May, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored
Troops, District of West Florida, to June, 1865. Dept. of the Gulf to September,
- -Duty at Port Hudson, La., till March, 1864. Red River Campaign March
10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Retreat from
Alexandria to Morganza May 13-20.
Mansura May 16.
Near Moreauville and Yellow Bayou May 17.
Yellow Bayou May
18. Near Morganza May 24. Duty at Port Hudson till July, and at Morganza
till February, 1865. Moved to Algiers, La., February 26; thence to Barrancas,
Fla. March from Pensacola, Fla., to Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 1. Siege
of Fort Blakely
April 1-9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile
April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Detached as guard to transports
April 28, and return to Mobile. Duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans,
La., June 10; thence to Greenville, La. Duty there and in Dept. of the Gulf
till September. Consolidated with 96th United States Colored Troops September
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally
wounded and 1 Officer and 173 Enlisted men by disease. Total 220.
CORPS DE AFRIQUE.-UNITED STATES COLORED VOLUNTEERS.
1st REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Organized June 6, 1863, from 1st Louisiana Native Guard Infantry. Attached
to Defences of New Orleans, La., to July, 1863. Port Hudson, La., to December,
1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to
- -Assault on Port
Hudson June 14, 1863. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Duty at Port Hudson,
La., till April, 1864. Skirmish at Jackson August 3, 1863, and at Tunica
Bayou November 8. Designation of Regiment changed to 73rd United States Colored
Troops April 4, 1864 (which see).
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