Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

80th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized April 4, 1864, from 8th Corps de Afrique Infantry. Attached to garrison at Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864. District of Bonnet Carre, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Transferred to 79th United States Colored Troops (New) July 6, 1864. Reorganized July, 1864, by consolidation of 90th, 96th and 98th United States Colored Troops. Attached to District of Bonnet Carre, Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, United States Colored Troops, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. District of Bonnet Carre, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1865. Defences of New Orleans to June, 1865. Northern District of Louisiana till January, 1866.

Service:
-Duty at Port Hudson, La., till April 17, 1864, and in District of Bonnet Carre till April, 1865. Scout from Bayou Goula to Grand River January 29-February 7, 1865. At Carrollton, Camp Parapet and New Orleans till June 16. At Shreveport and Alexandria, La., till January 1, 1866. Moved to Texas and garrison duty at various points in that State till March, 1867. Mustered out March 1, 1867.

Predecessor unit:

CORPS DE AFRIQUE.-UNITED STATES COLORED VOLUNTEERS.
8th REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Organized at Port Hudson September 1, 1863. Attached to Ullman's Brigade, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, to March, 1864. Garrison, Port Hudson, La., to April, 1864.

Service:
-Garrison duty at Port Hudson till April, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 80th United States Colored Troops April 4, 1864 (which see).
Soldiers:
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