Organized at New Orleans, La., November 24, 1862. Attached to Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Unattached, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1863.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of New Orleans and District of La Fourche until May, 1863. Advance on Port Hudson May 20-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Designation of Regiment changed to 3rd Regiment, Corps de Afrique, June 6, 1863.