9th Regiment Infantry Colored

Organized at Vicksburg, Miss., May 1, 1863. Attached to African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, May to July, 1863. Post of Vicksburg, Miss., to September, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Milliken's Bend, La., until July, 1863. Action at Milliken's Bend and Young's Point, La., June 6-7. Battle at Milliken's Bend June 25. Duty at Vicksburg, Miss., until September. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Mississippi Heavy Artillery, African Descent, September 26, 1863. Reorganized at Vicksburg, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., August 7, 1863, to January 17, 1864. Attached to Post of Vicksburg, Miss., to January, 1864, and to Post of Natchez, Miss., to March, 1864. (A detachment at Memphis, Tenn., attached to 5th Division, 16th Army Corps.) Designation of Regiment changed to 63rd U. S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864.

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