The regiment was organized between May and July 1863 and was attached to the African Brigade in the Northeast Louisiana District until July 1863. The unit was at posted at Vicksburg, Mississippi until March 1864.
50th Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops
The designation of the regiment was changed to 50th Regiment Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops on March 11, 1864.
- Dyer, Frederick Henry (1908). Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories. New York: T. Yoseloff. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2001.05.0146%3Achapter%3D16%3Aregiment%3DLA12.
- United Nations Library (2006). Bibliography Of State Participation In The Civil War, 1861-1866. Martino Publishing. pp. 209. ISBN 1-57898-519-6.
- "Union Regimental Histories: United States Colored Troops Infantry". The Civil War Archive. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unlainf.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
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