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53rd Regiment

53rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Brief History

Organized March 11, 1864, from 3rd Mississippi Infantry (African Descent). Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Corps, to November, 1864. Dept. of Arkansas to February, 1865. District of Vicksburg, Miss., and Dept. of Mississippi to March, 1866.

SERVICE.-Post and garrison duty at Haines Bluff, District of Vicksburg, Miss., till October, 1864. Expedition to Grand Gulf March 12-14. Action at Grand Gulf July 16. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., on White River October, 1864, and duty there till February, 1865. Action on White River, near St. Charles, October 22, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., February, 1865, and duty there; at Macon, Meridian and other points in the Dept. of Mississippi till March, 1866. Mustered out March 8, 1866.

SOURCE: Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendiumof the War of the Rebellion. 3 Volumes. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.



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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Mississippi , Colored Infantry , Arkansas
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