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65th Regiment

65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
 

Organized March 11, 1864, from 2nd Missouri Colored Infantry. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to June, 1864. Provisional Brigade, District of Morganza, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Morganza, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Morganza, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to May, 1865. Northern District of Louisiana and Dept. of the Gulf to January, 1867.

SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Morganza, La., till May, 1865. Ordered to Port Hudson, La. Garrison duty there and at Baton Rouge and in Northern District of Louisiana till January, 1867. Mustered out January 8, 1867.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 749 Enlisted men by disease.


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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Louisiana , Missouri , Colored Infantry
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, 1865, 1867, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Civil War, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, Department of the Gulf, Deptartment of Missouri, Louisiana, Missouri, United States Colored Infantry,