11th Louisiana Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

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11th Louisiana Infantry Regiment
(African Descent)
ActiveMay 23 of 1863 – March 11, 1864
March 11, 1864 – March 27, 1866
DisbandedMarch 27, 1866
Country United States
EngagementsAmerican Civil War
Edwin W. Chamberlain

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

Vicksburg Campaign[edit]

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 Infantry[edit]

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 also[edit]


  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.

Coordinates: 32°26′N 91°06′W / 32.44°N 91.10°W / 32.44; -91.10