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ORDERS No. 16.]             NEW ORLEANS, LA., April 6, 1864.

All troops of African descent in the Department of the Gulf will hereafter be designated as regiments of U.S. cavalry, heavy artillery, light artillery, or infantry (colored). Such regiments as may hereafter be put in process of organization will be reported to Brig. Gen. L. Thomas, Adjutant-General U.S. Army, at Vicksburg, Miss., in order that they may receive their proper number.

CAVALRY.

First Cavalry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Fourth.

HEAVY ARTILLERY.

First Regiment Heavy Artillery, Corps d'Afrique, as the Seventh.

First and Second Battalions, Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighth.

 

INFANTRY.

First Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Seventy-third.

Second Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Seventy-fourth.

Third Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Seventy-fifth.

Fourth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Seventy-sixth.

Fifth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Seventy-seventh.

Sixth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Seventy-eighth.

Seventh Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Seventy-ninth.

Eighth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eightieth.

Ninth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighty-first.

Tenth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighty-second.

Eleventh Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighty-third.

Twelfth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighty-fourth.

Thirteenth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighty-fifth.

Fourteenth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighty-sixth.

Sixteenth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighty-seventh.

Seventeenth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighty-eighth.

Eighteenth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eighty-ninth.

Nineteenth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninetieth.

Twentieth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninety-first.

Twenty-second Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninety-second.

Twenty-fifth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninety-third.

Twenty-sixth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninety-fourth.

First Regiment, Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninety-fifth.

Second Regiment Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninety-sixth.

Third Regiment Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninety-seventh.

Fourth Regiment Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninety-eighth.

Fifth Regiment Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, as the Ninety-ninth.

By order of the Secretary of War:

 L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

 

 


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