Organized at LaGrange June 6, 1863. Mustered in June 27, 1863. Attached to District of Corinth, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to November, 1863. Post of Corinth, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 1st Colored Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864.
SERVICE.--Post duty at LaGrange, Tenn., until September, 1863. Moved to Corinth, Miss., and post and garrison duty there until January, 1864. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and post and garrison duty there until March. Designation changed to 59th United States Colored Troops March 11, 1865.