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					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

48th Regiment

48th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized March 11, 1864, from 10th Louisiana Infantry (African Descent). Attached to 1st Colored Brigade, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, Military Division West Mississippi, to May, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of West Florida, to June, 1865. Dept. of the Gulf to January, 1866.

SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till February, 1865. Expedition from Vicksburg to Rodney and Fayette September 29-October 3, 1864. Ordered to Algiers, La., February 26, 1865; 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., thence to Texas. Duty at various points on the Rio Grande till January, 1866. Mustered out January 4, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 59 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 464 Enlisted men by disease. Total 527.

Predecessor unit:

Louisiana Volunteers

10th Regiment Infantry (African Descent).
Organized at Lake Providence and Goodrich Landing, La., May 6 to August 8, 1863. Attached to Post of Goodrich Landing, La., District Northeast Louisiana, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, U. S. Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to March, 1864.

SERVICE.-Duty at Lake Providence and Goodrich Landing, La., till January, 1864. Tensas Bayou May 9 and August 10, 1863. Duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till March, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 48th U. S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864, which see.

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Mississippi , Florida , Louisiana , Texas , Alabama , Colored Infantry
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