Organized at LaGrange, Tenn., June 30, 1863. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1863. Post of Corinth, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 1st Colored Brigade, District of Memphis, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864.
SERVICE.--Post and garrison duty at LaGrange and Moscow, Tenn., until January, 1864. Skirmish at Moscow December 3, 1863 (Detachment). Wolf Bridge, near Moscow, December 3-4. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., January, 1864, and post and garrison duty there until March, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 61st United States Colored Troops March 11, 1864.