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Leavenworth Militia (African Descent)
File:Flag of Kansas.svg
Active October 9, 1864 to October 29, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The Leavenworth Militia (African Descent) was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As was customary at the time, the unit was actually named Leavenworth Colored Militia Infantry, and referred to at least once at the 2nd Kansas Colored Militia.

Service[]

The Leavenworth Militia (African Descent) was called into service on October 9, 1864. It was disbanded on October 29, 1864.

Detailed service[]

The unit was called into service to defend Kansas against Major General Sterling Price's raid. It was on duty at Fort Leavenworth.

Commanders[]

  • Captain James L. Rafferty
  • Captain Richard J. Hinton

See also[]

  • List of Kansas Civil War Units
  • Kansas in the Civil War

References[]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
Attribution
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