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1st Regiment Alabama Infantry (African Descent)
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Active May 21, 1863 to March 11, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance United States of America
Branch Infantry

The 1st Regiment Alabama Infantry (African Descent) was an infantry regiment recruited from African-Americans that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 1st Infantry was raised at Corinth, Mississippi in May 21, 1863 after Federal troops occupied the area.

The regiment was redesignated the 55th U.S. Regiment Colored Troops on March 11, 1864.

See also[]

  • List of Alabama Union Civil War regiments
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