Organized at New Orleans, La., October 19, 1862. Attached to Defences of New Orleans to December, 1862. Independent Command, Dept. Gulf, to January, 1863. Defences of New Orleans to June, 1863.
SERVICE.--Operations in La Fourche District October 24-November 6, 1862. Capture of Donaldsonville October 25. Georgia Landing near Labadieville October 27. Duty in La Fourche District and Defences of New Orleans until january, 1863. Garrison at Ship Island, Miss., January 9 to June, 1863. East Pascagouga, Miss., April 9, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 2nd Regiment, Corps de Afrique, June 6, 1863.