1st Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment (African Descent)

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1st Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment
(African Descent)
Active May 21, 1863–March 11, 1864
Country US flag 34 stars.svg United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Size Regiment
Garrison/HQ Corinth, Mississippi
Engagements American Civil War
Disbanded March 11, 1864

The 1st Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment (African Descent) was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army between May 21, 1863 and March 11, 1864, during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The infantry regiment was organized at Corinth, Mississippi. It served garrison duty at Corinth, Mississippi and then Memphis, Tennessee until March, 1864.

During this period of time it was attached to the 2nd Division, 16th Army Corp, Department of Tennessee, until November, 1863. After Corinth, Mississippi, they were with the 16th Army Corps, until January, 1864. On March 11, 1864, they were designated as the 55th United States Colored Infantry Regiment.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dyer (1959), Volume 3 p. 997.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. (1959). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York and London. Thomas Yoseloff, Publisher. LCCN 59-12963.