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LOUISIANA'S UNITED STATES COLORED CIVIL WAR REGIMENTS

Compiled by
Bennie J. McRae, Jr.

 

 


In remembrance of the thousands of Black men from Louisiana and surrounding states who served as soldiers in the Union Army; the  thousands of men and women (CONTRABANDS), who escaped slavery or were liberated, that worked for the Union Army as scouts, spies, nurses,  laundresses,  stevedores, foragers, general laborers, field hands, blacksmiths, teamsters, cooks, servants; and the thousands of men, women and children who were not able to escape the bondage of slavery and did not experience freedom until the end of the Civil War or after ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

 

 


 

GENERAL ORDERS NO. 143

Establishing the Bureau of Colored Troops

 


 

UNITS
(Place of organization and original designation)

USCC = United States Colored Cavalry
USCHA = United States Colored Heavy Artillery
USCLA = United States Colored Light Artillery
USCI = United States Colored Infantry

  • 4th USCC - New Orleans as 1st Cavalry, Corps d' Afrique

  • 5th USCHA - Vicksburg, Mississippi as 9th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers - changed to 1st Regiment Mississippi Heavy Artillery, and to the 4th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery

  • 10th USCHA -  New Orleans as 1st Regiment, Louisiana Heavy Artillery - changed to 1st Regiment, Corps d' Afrique - changed to 7th Regiment, USCHA

  • Battery C, 2nd USCLA - Hebron's Plantation, Mississippi as the 1st Louisiana Battery - changed to Battery A, and to Battery C

  • Battery D, 2nd USCLA - Black River Bridge, Mississippi as the 2nd Louisiana Battery - changed to Battery B, and to Battery D

  • Battery E, 2nd USCLA - Helena, Arkansas as the 3rd Louisiana Battery - changed to Battery C, and to Battery E

  • 5th Louisiana Colored Infantry - Failed to complete organization

  • 6th Louisiana Colored Infantry (60 days) - New Orleans

  • 7th Louisiana Colored Infantry - New Orleans

  • 47th USCI - Lake Providence as 8th Louisiana Volunteers, A.D.

  • 48th USCI - Lake Providence as 10th Louisiana Volunteers, A.D.

  • 49th USCI - Milliken's Bend as 11th Louisiana Volunteers, A.D.

  • 50th USCI - Vicksburg, Mississippi as 12th Louisiana Volunteers, A.D.

  • 63rd USCI - Memphis, and Island No. 10, Tennessee, Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Goodrich's Landing as the 9th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers

  • 64th USCI - Camp Holly Springs, Memphis, and Island No. 10, Tennessee as the 7th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers

  • 73rd USCI - New Orleans as 1st Regiment, Louisiana Native Guards - changed to 1st Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 74th USCI - New Orleans as 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Native Guards - changed to 2nd Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 75th USCI - New Orleans as 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Native Guards - changed to 3rd Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 76th USCI - New Orleans as 4th Regiment, Louisiana Native Guards - changed to 4th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 77th USCI - Fort St. Philip as 5th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 78th USCI - Port Hudson as 6th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 79th USCI (old) - Port Hudson as 7th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique 

  • 80th USCI - Port Hudson as 8th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 81st USCI - Port Hudson as 9th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 82nd USCI - Port Hudson as 10th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 83rd USCI (old) - Port Hudson as 11th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 84th USCI - Port Hudson as 12th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 85th USCI - New Orleans as 13th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 86th USCI - New Orleans as 14th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 87th USCI (old) - New Orleans as 16th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 87th USCI (new) 

  • 88th USCI (old) - Port Hudson as 17th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 89th USCI - Port Hudson as 18th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 90th USCI - Madisonville as 19th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 91st USCI - Fort Pike as 20th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 92nd USCI - New Orleans as 22nd Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 93rd USCI - New Iberia as 25th Regiment, Corps d' Afrique

  • 95th USCI - Camp Parapet as 1st Regiment Engineers, Corps d' Afrique

  • 96th USCI - New Orleans as 2nd Regiment Engineers, Corps d' Afrique

  • 97th USCI - New Orleans as 3rd Regiment Engineers, Corps d' Afrique

  • 98th USCI - Camp Parapet, New Orleans, and Berwick City as 4th Regiment Engineers, Corps d' Afrique

  • 99th USCI - New Orleans as 15th Regiment Infantry, Corps d' Afrique - changed to 5th Regiment Engineers, Corps d' Afrique

 


 

REFERENCES AND SOURCES:

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A COMPENDIUM OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION. 3 Volumes. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.

  • Gladstone, William A. MEN OF COLOR. Gettysburg: Thomas Publications, 1993.

  • National Park Service. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

  • United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 128 Volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.

  • Wilson, Joseph T. THE BLACK PHALANX: A History of the Negro Soldiers of the United States in the Wars of 1775-1812, 1861-'65. Hartford, CT.: American Publishing Company, 1890. (Copyright 1968 by Arno Press, Inc., and reprinted by Ayer Company Publishers, Inc., 1992.)

 


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Researched and Compiled by

Bennie J. McRae, Jr.
LWF Communications
Trotwood, Ohio

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Louisiana Native Guards | Tags: Native Guard , Mississippi , Tennessee , Louisiana , Washington , Kansas
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