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77th Regiment

77th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized April 4, 1864, from 5th Corps of Afrique Infantry. Attached to Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, United States Colored Troops, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty in the Defences of New Orleans at Fort St. Phillip, Jefferson City, and other points till October, 1865. Consolidated with 10th United States Colored Heavy Artillery October 18, 1865.

Predecessor unit:

Organized June 6, 1863, from 4th Louisiana Native Guard Infantry. Attached to 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. Defences of New Orleans to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864.

SERVICE.-Assault on Port Hudson June 14, 1863. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Garrison duty at Forts St. Phillip and Jackson, Mississippi River, August 7, 1863, to February 20, 1864. Moved to Port Hudson, La., February 20-22, and duty there till April. Designation of Regiment changed to 76th United States Colored Troops April 4, 1864 (which see).

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Native Guard , Mississippi , Louisiana , 3RD DIVISION , Colored Infantry
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1863, 1864, 1865, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, DE, Department of the Gulf, Jack, Jackson (Mississippi), Louisiana, Mississippi, Mississippi River, New Orleans, New Orleans (Louisiana), United States Colored Infantry,