Organized at Corinth, Miss., May 21, 1863. Attached to 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to November, 1863. Post of Corinth, Miss., 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 1st Colored Brigade, District of Memphis, 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864.
Served as Garrison at Corinth, Miss., until January, 1864, then on duty at Memphis, Tenn., until March, 1864.
Designation changed to 55th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864.