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

73rd Regiment

73rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized April 4, 1864, from 1st Corps de Afrique Infantry. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of West Florida, to May, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of West Florida, to June, 1865. Dept. of the Gulf to September, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Port Hudson, La., till March, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Retreat from Alexandria to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Near Moreauville and Yellow Bayou May 17. Yellow Bayou May 18. Near Morganza May 24. Duty at Port Hudson till July, and at Morganza till February, 1865. Moved 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. Detached as guard to transports April 28, and return to Mobile. Duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 10; thence to Greenville, La. Duty there and in Dept. of the Gulf till September, Consolidated with 96th United States Colored Troops September 27, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 173 Enlisted men by disease. Total 220.

Predecessor unit:

Corps De Afrique.-United States Colored Volunteers.

1st REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Organized June 6, 1863, from 1st Louisiana Native Guard Infantry. Attached to Defences of New Orleans, La., to July, 1863. Port Hudson, La., to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864.

SERVICE.-Assault on Port Hudson June 14, 1868. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Duty at Port Hudson, La., till April, 1864. Skirmish at Jackson August 3, 1863, and at Tunica Bayou November 8. Designation of Regiment changed to 73rd United States Colored Troops April 4, 1864 (which see).

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Native Guard , Florida , Louisiana , 1868 , Colored Infantry
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