Vermont African Americans
74th United States Colored Infantry
Organized April 4, 1864, from 2nd Corps de Afrique Infantry. Attached to Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, United States Colored Troops, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864. Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. Garrison duty at Ship Island, Miss., entire term. Expedition from Fort Pike to Pearl River September 9-12, 1864. Expedition from Fort Pike to Bayou Bonforica January 31-February 1, 1865 (Detachment). Expedition from Fort Pike to Bayou St. Louis March 28-30 (Detachment). Mustered out October 11, 1865.
Vermonters who served in the 74th U.S. Colored Infantry:
Abbott, Henry C., enl 11/19/61, m/i 2/18/62, SGT, Co. C, 8th VT INF, m/o 9/1/62 for pr as CPT, 2nd LA NTV GDS INF (renamed 2nd INF Corps d'Afrique and later 74th USCI), dismissed the service 3/30/64 for public drunkenness (War Dept., S.O. 132, paragraph 7), born: abt 1831, Montpelier, VT; died: Unknown; buried: Unknown
Noyes, Parker Jewett, enl 12/4/61, m/i 2/18/62, MSCN, Co. C, 8th VT INF, m/o 9/25/63; apptd 2nd LT, 2nd INF Corps d'Afrique (74th USCI) 9/26/63, rptd for duty, Co. D, 11/6/63; tr to Co.F, 1/65; AAQM, Ship Island, 8/21/65, tr to New Orleans 10/20/65, m/o 11/14/65, born: 03/22/1842, Columbia, NH; died: 12/24/1912; buried:
Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster, NH