Organized at Port Hudson, La., September 1, 1863. Attached to Ullman's Brigade, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, to April, 1864.
SERVICE.--Garrison duty at Port Hudson, La., until April, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 82nd United States Colored Troops April 4, 1864.