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11th Louisiana Regiment Infantry (African Descent)
Country United States of America
Branch Union Army, American Civil War
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg USA
Service history
Active 1863–1864
Battles Siege of Vicksburg; Battle of Milliken's Bend
Commanders Edwin W. Chamberlain

The 11th Louisiana Infantry (African descent) was a regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.[1][2]

Vicksburg CampaignEdit

The unit was organized at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana on May 23 of 1863 and fought in the Battle of Milliken's Bend on June 7. Along with the Mississippi 1st and 3rd and the Louisiana 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th Regiment Infantry (African Descent) they were attached to the African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, until July 1863. They were posted at Goodrich's Landing until January 1864 and at Vicksburg, Mississippi between January and March 1864. An expedition to Waterproof, Louisiana was undertaken from January to February 1864.

49th United States Colored Regiment InfantryEdit

The designation of the regiment was changed to the 49th Regiment Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops on March 11, 1864.[3] The regiment served on garrison duty at Vicksburg, Mississippi and mustered out March 27, 1866.

See alsoEdit


  1. Dyer, Frederick Henry (1908). Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories. New York: T. Yoseloff. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  2. United Nations Library (2006). Bibliography Of State Participation In The Civil War, 1861-1866. Martino Publishing. ISBN 1-57898-519-6. 
  3. "Union Regimental Histories: United States Colored Troops Infantry". The Civil War Archive. Archived from the original on 31 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 

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