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2nd Louisiana Regiment Native Guard Infantry
Active 18621865
Country United States of America
Allegiance File:US flag 34 stars.svg USA
Branch Union Army, American Civil War
Type Infantry
Nathan W. Daniels

The 2nd Louisiana Regiment Native Guard Infantry was a regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.[1]

Native Guard[]

The Regiment was organized in New Orleans, Louisiana in October, 1862, and assigned to the defenses of New Orleans to December, 1862. It operated in Louisiana until January 1863 when the it was sent to Ship Island, Mississippi.

Corps de Afrique[]

The designation of the Regiment was changed to 2nd Regiment, Corps de Afrique on June 6, 1863[2] and was on garrison duty at Ship Island from June, 1863, to April, 1864.

74th United States Colored Troops[]

The Regiment designation was changed to 74th United States Colored Troops on April 4, 1864[3] and was attached to defenses of New Orleans until October, 1864. The regiment participated in an expedition from Fort Pike to Pearl River September 9–12, 1864 and detachments on an expedition from Fort Pike to Bayou Bonforica January 31-February 1, 1865 and from Fort Pike to Bayou St. Louis March 28–30.

The Regiment remained on garrison at Ship Island and mustered out on October 11, 1865.

See also[]

  • List of Louisiana Union Civil War units



  • Weaver, C. P.; Daniels, Nathan W. (1998). Thank God my regiment an African one: the Civil War diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. ISBN 0-8071-2242-4. 
  • Bearss, Edwin C. (1984). Historic Resource Study Ship Island Harrison County, Mississippi Gulf Islands National Seashore Florida/ Mississippi. Denver Service Center: United States Department of The Interior, National Park Service. 

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