Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
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66th Regiment

66th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Brief History

Organized March 11, 1864, from 4th Mississippi Infantry (African Descent). Attached to Post of Goodrich Landing. District of Vicksburg, Miss., Depts. of the Tennessee and Mississippi, to February, 1865. Little Rock, Ark., Unattached, 2nd Division, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. Unattached, District of Vicksburg, Miss., and Dept. of Mississippi, to March, 1866.

SERVICE.-Post and garrison duty at Goodrich Landing and at Lake Providence, La., till February, 1865. Actions at Issaqueena County March 22, 1864. Goodrich Landing March 24. Bayou Mason July 2. Issaqueena County July 10. Goodrich Landing July 16. Bayou Tensas July 30. Issaqueena County August 17. Bayou Tensas August 26. Post and garrison duty at Little Rock, Ark., till March, 1865, and at Vicksburg, Miss., and in the Dept. of Mississippi till March, 1866. Mustered out March 20, 1866.

SOURCE: Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 Volumes. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.


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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Mississippi , Tennessee , Arkansas , Colored Infantry , Louisiana
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