Organized at Port Hudson, La., August 17, 1863. Attached to Garrison, Port Hudson, La., to December, 1863, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864.
SERVICE.--Garrison duty at Port Hudson, La., until April, 1864. Skirmishes at Waterproof, La., February 14-15, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 83rd United States Colored Troops April 4, 1864.