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76th Regiment

76th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized April 4, 1864, from 4th Corps de Afrique Infantry. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Post of Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, United States Colored Troops, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of West Florida, to May, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of West Florida, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1865. Dept. of the Gulf to December, 1865.

SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Port Hudson, La., till February, 1865. Ordered to Algiers, La., February 21; 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 various points in Alabama to June, 1865. Ordered to New Orleans, La., thence to Texas, and duty on the Rio Grande till December. Mustered out December 31, 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 , Florida , Alabama , Louisiana , Texas , Colored Infantry
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