Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
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95th Regiment

95th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized April 4, 1864, from 1st Corps de Afrique Engineers. Attached to Engineers Brigade, 13th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Colored Brigade, United States Forces, Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864..

SERVICE.-Duty at Brazos Santiago, Point Isabel, Brownsville, Arkansas Pass and other points in Texas till November, 1864. Consolidated with 87th United States Colored Troops November 26, 1864.

Predecessor unit:

Corps De Afrique.-United States Colored Volunteers.
1st Regiment Eengineers.

Organized at Camp Parapet, La., April 28, 1863. Attached to 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863. Engineer Brigade, Corps de Afrique, to October, 1863. Engineer Brigade, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864.

SERVICE.-Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 24-July 8, 1863. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9, Sabine Pass Expedition September 4-11. Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign October 3-27. Rio Grande Expedition and operations on Coast of Texas October 27-December 2. Arkansas Pass November 17. Expedition against and capture of Fort Esperanza, Mattagorda Island, November 22-30. Duty at Brazos Island, Point Isabel and Brownsville, Texas, till April, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 95th United States Colored Troops April 4, 1864 (which see).

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Louisiana , Texas , Colored Infantry , Arkansas
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1863, 1864, 1st Division, Arkansas, Brazos Santiago, Brazos Santiago (Texas), Brownsville (Texas), DE, Department of the Gulf, Kansas, Louisiana, Rio Grande River (Texas), Texas, United States Colored Infantry,