97th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry










Organized April 4, 1864, from 3rd Corps de Afrique Engineers. Attached to Provisional Brigade, 13th Corps, Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1864. Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. United States Forces, Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1st Brigade, District of West Florida, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, District of West Florida, to March, 1865. Engineer Brigade, Military Division West Mississippi, to June, 1865. Unattached, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1866.

SERVICE.--Red River Campaign to May 22, 1864. Built bridge over Red River at Grand Ecore April 12. Constructed rifle pits and Abatis about Grand Ecore April 13-19. Repair road from Grand Ecore to Cane River, and crossing over Cane River April 19-20. Lower Crossing of Cane River April 22. At Alexandria constructing works and dam April 25-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-22. Marksville May 16. Operations about Yellow Bayou May 17-20. Fatigue duty at Morganza until June 20. Ordered to New Orleans, La., June 20. Duty in District of Carrollton until August. Moved to Mobile Bay, Ala., August 20. Duty at Mobile Point and Dauphin Island until February, 1865. In District of Florida until March, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its Defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Duty in the Fortifications of Mobile and at various points in the Dept. of the Gulf until April, 1866. Mustered out April 6, 1866.

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