Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

79th Regiment

79th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry -- New Organization (1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry)

Organized from 1st Kansas Colored Infantry December 13, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to January, 1865. Colored Brigade, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to October, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Fort Smith, Ark., till January, 1865. Skirmish at Ivey's Ford January 8. Ordered to Little Rock January 16. Skirmish at Clarksville, Ark., January 18. Duty at Little Rock, Ark., till July, and at Pine Bluff till October. Mustered out at Pine Bluff, Ark., October 1, 1865, and discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, October 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 183 Enlisted mon killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 165 Enlisted men by disease. Total 354.



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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Kansas , Colored Infantry , Arkansas
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, 1865, 1st Division, Arkansas, Clark, Clarksville (Texas), Department of Arkansas, District of the Frontier, Fort Smith (Arkansas), Kansas, Kansas Colored Infantry, Little Rock, Little Rock (Arkansas), United States Colored Infantry,