Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

81st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized April 4, 1864, from 9th Corps de Afrique Infantry. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Consolidated with 88th and 89th United States Colored Troops July 6, 1864, to form new 77th United States Colored Troops. Reorganized July, 1864, by consolidation of 87th and 95th United States Colored Troops. Attached to Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, United States Colored Troops, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. Garrison of Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1865. Dept. of the Gulf to January, 1866.

Service:
-Post and garrison duty at Port Hudson, La., and in the Dept. of the Gulf entire term. Mustered out January 30, 1866.

Predecessor unit:

CORPS DE AFRIQUE.-UNITED STATES COLORED VOLUNTEERS.
9th REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Organized at Port Hudson, La., September 2, 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, to April, 1864.

Service:
-Garrison duty at Port Hudson, La., till April, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 81st United States Colored Troops April 4, 1864 (which see).
Soldiers:
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