UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
97th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Organized April 4, 1864, from 3rd Corps de Afrique Engineers. Attached to
Provisional Brigade, 13th Corps, Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1864.
Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. United States Forces,
Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf, to November. 1st Brigade, District of West
Florida, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, District of West Florida, to March,
1865. Engineer Brigade, Military Division West Mississippi, to June, 1865.
Unattached, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1866.
- -Red River Campaign to May 22, 1864. Built bridge over Red River
at Grand Ecore April 12. Constructed rifle pits and Abatis about Grand Ecore
April 13-19. Repair road from Grand Ecore to Cane River, and crossing over
Cane River April 19-20. Lower Crossing of Cane River April 22. At Alexandria
constructing works and dam April 25-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-22.
16. Operations about Yellow Bayou May 17-20. Fatigue duty at Morganza till
June 20. Ordered to New Orleans, La., June 20. Duty in District of Carrollton
till August. Moved to Mobile Bay, Ala., August 20. Duty at Mobile Point and
Dauphin Island till February, 1865. In District of Florida till March, 1865.
Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Siege of
Spanish Fort and
Fort Blakely March
26-April 9. Duty in the Fortifications of Mobile and at various points in
the Dept. of the Gulf till April, 1866. Mustered out April 6, 1866.
CORPS DE AFRIQUE.-UNITED STATES COLORED
3rd REGIMENT ENGINEERS.
Organized at New Orleans, La., August 26, 1863. Attached to Engineer Brigade,
Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1863. Unattached, 13th Army Corps, Texas,
Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. Provisional Brigade, 13th Army Corps,
Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864.
- -Duty at New Orleans and Brashear City, La., till October, 1863.
Ordered to Texas October, 1863, and duty there till March, 1864. Ordered
to Berwick Bay, La., thence to Franklin, La. Red River Campaign March to
May. In charge of Pontoon Train. Built bridge at Vermillionville Bayou March
18, and at Cane River March 30. Designation of Regiment changed to 97th United
States Colored Troops April 4, 1864 (which see).
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