Organized at New Orleans, La., August 27, 1863. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1863. Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1864.
SERVICE.--Duty at New Orleans and Brashear City until February, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 5th Corps de Afrique Engineers, February 10, 1864.