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10th Louisiana Regiment Infantry (African Descent)
Active 1863–1864
Country United States of America
Allegiance File:US flag 34 stars.svg USA
Branch Union Army, American Civil War
Type Infantry

The 10th Louisiana Infantry (African descent) was a regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.[1][2] It was comprised primarily of freed or escaped slaves from Louisiana's plantations and was commanded by white officers.

Vicksburg Campaign[]

The unit was organized at Lake Providence and Goodrich Landing, Louisiana between May 6 and August 8, 1863. It was attached to the Goodrich Landing post until January 1864 and at Vicksburg until March 1864.[1]

Yazoo River Expedition[]

The regiment participated in the Yazoo River Expedition between February 1 and March 8, 1864. Action was seen at Liverpool Heights, Mississippi on February 4 (with the 11th Illinois Infantry and the First Mississippi Cavary)[3] and Satartia, Mississippi on February 7. Yazoo City, Mississippi was captured by Union forces on February 4 and the regiment occupied the city between February 9 and March 6. The was a skirmish at Yazoo city on March 5.

48th Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops[]

The regiment was designated the 48th Regiment Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops on March 11, 1864.[4]

The regiment participated in the expedition from Vicksburg to Rodney and Fayette, Mississippi between September 29 and October 3, 1864. The unit was sent to Algiers, Louisiana on February 26, 1865 and then to Fort Barrancas, Florida. Between March 20 and April 1, they marched from Pensacola, Florida, to Blakely, Alabama,

The regiment fought in the Battle of Fort Blakely, April 2–9, 1865 and then marched to Montgomery April 13–25. They were at Montgomery until June, 1865 and then went to Texas where they were on duty along the Rio Grande until January, 1866.

The regiment mustered out on January 4, 1866.

See also[]

  • List of Louisiana Union Civil War units


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