Organized at New Orleans, La., August 26, 1863. Attached to Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1863. Unattached, 13th Army Corps, Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. Provisional Brigade, 13th Army Corps, Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864.
SERVICE.--Duty at New Orleans and Brashear City, La., until October, 1863. Ordered to Texas October, 1863, and duty there until March, 1864. Ordered to Berwick Bay, La., thence to Franklin, La. Red River Campaign March to May. In charge of Pontoon Train. Built bridge at Vermilionville Bayou March 18, and at Cane River March 30. Designation of Regiment changed to 97th United States Colored Troops April 4, 1864.