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Fri, 07.10.1863

The 7th Louisiana Regiment Infantry is formed.

The 7th Louisiana Regiment Infantry

*The 7th Louisiana Regiment Infantry (African Descent) was formed on this date in 1863. This regiment was in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The regiment was first organized and was on duty in New Orleans, Louisiana, until August 6, 1863. The regiment was organized in Memphis, Tennessee, Holly Springs, Mississippi, and Island No. 10 in December 1863 and was on post duty at Vicksburg until March 1864. The unit was in a skirmish at Vidalia, Louisiana, on February 7, 1864.

The unit's designation was changed to the 64th Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops on March 11, 1864. The regiment served in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas and mustered out March 13, 1866.

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