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57th Regiment

57th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized March 11, 1864, from 4th Arkansas Infantry (African Descent) Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Corps, to January, 1365. Colored Brigade, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to December, 1866.

SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Helena and Little Rock, Ark., till August, 1864. (A detachment on Steele's Camden Expedition March 23-May 3, 1864, as bridge train guard.) Skirmish near Little Rock April 26, 1864. Operations against Shelby north of Arkansas River May 13-31. Skirmishes near Little Rock May 24 and 28. March to Brownsville, Ark., August 23, and to Duvall's Bluff August 29. Duty there and at Little Rock till June, 1865; then at various points in the Dept. of Arkansas guarding property and on post duty till December, 1866. Companies "A" and "D" mustered out October 18-19, 1866. Regiment mustered out December 31, 1866.

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Colored Infantry , Arkansas
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1365, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Division, Arkansas, Arkansas River (Arkansas), Brownsville (Texas), Department of Arkansas, Duvall, Helena, Kansas, Kansas Infantry, Little Rock, Little Rock (Arkansas), United States Colored Infantry,