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71st United States Colored Infantry Regiment
Active 3 Mar 1864 - 8 Nov 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 71st United States Colored Infantry Regiment was one of 170 United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiments raised by the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Between 3 Mar and 13 Aug 1864, the 71st was organized in Black River Bridge and Natchez, MS, and at Alexandria, LA. It was attached to the District of Natchez, part of the District of Vicksburg, and was posted for the defenses of Natchez. They were disbanded on 8 Nov 1864, when it was consolidated with the 70th United States Colored Infantry Regiment[1].


The 71st was involved in skirmishes during an expedition to Buck's Ferry between 19-22 Sept 1864.

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  • Sutherland, Jonathan. (2004). African Americans at War: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 1-576-07746-2. 
  • U.S. (1892). The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. 


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