|2nd Louisiana Regiment Native Guard Infantry|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||Union Army, American Civil War|
|Nathan W. Daniels|
Native Guard[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
The designation of the Regiment was changed to 2nd Regiment, Corps de Afrique on June 6, 1863 and was on garrison duty at Ship Island from June, 1863, to April, 1864.
74th United States Colored Troops[edit | edit source]
The Regiment designation was changed to 74th United States Colored Troops on April 4, 1864 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[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 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%3Dreg154.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- 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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