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75th United States Colored Infantry

Organized April 4, 1864, from 3rd Corps de Afrique Infantry. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1865.

SERVICE.--Red River Campaign March 10-May 22, 1864. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria, La., March 14-26. Retreat from Alexandria to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Near Moreauville May 17. Yellow Bayou May 18. Duty at Morganza until February, 1865. Ordered to Terre Bonne February 26. Duty there and in the District of LaFourche until November, 1865. Expedition to Lake Verret, Grand Lake and the Park April 2-10, 1865. Operations about Brashear City April 30-May 12. Mustered out November 25, 1865.

Vermonters who served in the 75th U.S. Colored Infantry:

Howard, John Alber, enl, Acton, 8/12/62, m/i, Pvt Co. E, 26th MA INF, m/o 1/21/63 for pr to 2LT, Co. D, 3rd LA NG (Corps d'Afrique) aka 75th USCI, d/dis, 12/1/63, New Orleans (pneumonia) , born: 06/30/1831, Dover, VT; died: 12/01/1863; buried: Chalmette National Cemetery, LA

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