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

50th Regiment

50th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized March 11, 1864, from 12th Louisiana Infantry (African Descent). Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Corps, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, Military Division West Mississippi, to June, 1865. Dept. of the Gulf to March, 1866.

SERVICE.-Post and garrison duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till February, 1865. Expedition from Haines Bluff to Yazoo River April 19-23, 1864. Near Mechanicsburg April 20. Expedition from Vicksburg to Rodney and Fayette September 29-October 3. Ordered to Algiers, La., February 26, thence to Barrancas, Fla. March from Pensacola, Fla., to Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 1. Siege of Fort Blakely April 1-9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there and at Mobile till June. Moved to New Orleans, La. At Greenville June 16. Duty at various points in Dept. of the Gulf till March, 1866. Mustered out March 20, 1866.

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Mississippi , Louisiana , Colored Infantry , Alabama
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, 1865, 1866, 1st Division, 50th, Blake, Department of the Gulf, District of Vicksburg, Louisiana, Mississippi, Mobile, Montgomery, New Orleans (Louisiana), Pensacola (Florida), United States Colored Infantry, Vicksburg (MIssissippi), Yazoo,