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1st Arkansas Colored Light Artillery Battery
Active June 4, 1864–August 10, 1865
Disbanded August 10, 1865
Country US flag 34 stars.svg United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Size battery
Engagements

American Civil War

  • Prior Creek
Arkansas Union Regiments
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The 1st Arkansas Colored Light Artillery Battery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was composed of African American enlisted men commanded by white officers and was authorized by the Bureau of Colored Troops which was created by the United States War Department on May 22, 1863.

Organization[edit | edit source]

The 1st Arkansas Colored Light Artillery Battery was organized at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on June 4, 1864. Then unit was re-designated as Battery "H", 2nd U.S. Colored Light Artillery on December 13, 1864. Mustered out on August 10, 1865.[1][2]

Service[edit | edit source]

The battery was assigned to garrison duty at Pine Bluff, Ark. 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, till December, 1864. The battery saw action at Prior Creek on September 18, 1864. The battery was involved in the Expedition to Mount Elba, Ark., and the skirmish at Saline River, January 22-February 4, 1865.[3]

Mustered out of service[edit | edit source]

Mustered out on August 10, 1865.[4][5]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Dyer (1959), Volume III. p. 999.
  2. Dyer (1959), Volume I. p. 113.
  3.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service".
  4. Dyer (1959), Volume III. p. 999.
  5. Dyer (1959), Volume I. p. 113.

References[edit | edit source]

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

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