|11th Louisiana Regiment Infantry (African Descent)|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||Union Army, American Civil War|
|Battles||Siege of Vicksburg; Battle of Milliken's Bend|
|Commanders||Edwin W. Chamberlain|
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. The regiment served on garrison duty at Vicksburg, Mississippi and mustered out March 27, 1866.
- ↑ Dyer, Frederick Henry (1908). Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories. New York: T. Yoseloff. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2001.05.0146%3Achapter%3D16%3Aregiment%3DLA11. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
- ↑ United Nations Library (2006). Bibliography Of State Participation In The Civil War, 1861-1866. Martino Publishing. ISBN 1-57898-519-6.
- ↑ "Union Regimental Histories: United States Colored Troops Infantry". The Civil War Archive. Archived from the original on 31 July 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080731193211/http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uncolinf3.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
- The Battle of Milliken's Bend: The Central Role of Black Troops in the Siege of Vicksburg at the Wayback Machine (archived February 24, 2005)
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