U.S. Colored Troops Military Units Formed





We have identified 175 units formed as the U.S. Colored Troops. Many of these units were made up of black soldiers with white officers. Many also had state designations from the state where they were formed. Additionally twelve units were formed in Washington, DC for service in the Civil War. The National Archives index lists 10,607 men including two "Unassigned" lists.

By the end of the War, roughly 179,000 black men (10% of the Union Army) served as soldiers in the U.S. Army and another 19,000 served in the Navy. Nearly 40,000 black soldiers died over the course of the war—30,000 of infection or disease.



1st Regiment Cavalry
1st Regiment Heavy Artillery
1st Regiment Infantry
2nd Regiment Cavalry
2nd Regiment Infantry
2nd Regiment Light Artillery
2nd Regiment Light Artillery, Battery 'A'
2nd Regiment Light Artillery, Battery 'B'
2nd Regiment Light Artillery, Battery 'C'
2nd Regiment Light Artillery, Battery 'D'
2nd Regiment Light Artillery, Battery 'E'
2nd Regiment Light Artillery, Battery 'F'
2nd Regiment Light Artillery, Battery 'G'
2nd Regiment Light Artillery, Battery 'H'
2nd Regiment Light Artillery, Battery 'I'
3rd Regiment Cavalry
3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery
3rd Regiment Infantry
4th Regiment Cavalry
4th Regiment Heavy Artillery
4th Regiment Infantry
5th Regiment Cavalry
5th Regiment Heavy Artillery
5th Regiment Infantry
6th Regiment Cavalry
6th Regiment Heavy Artillery
6th Regiment Infantry
7th Regiment Heavy Artillery
7th Regiment Infantry
8th Regiment Heavy Artillery
8th Regiment Infantry
9th Regiment Heavy Artillery
9th Regiment Infantry
10th Regiment Heavy Artillery
10th Regiment Infantry
11th Regiment Heavy Artillery
11th Regiment Infantry (new)
11th Regiment Infantry (old)
12th Regiment Heavy Artillery
12th Regiment Infantry
13th Regiment Heavy Artillery
13th Regiment Infantry
14th Regiment Heavy Artillery
14th Regiment Infantry
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138th Regiment Infantry
Brigade Band Number 1, Corps d'Afrique
Brigade Band Number 1, US Colored Troops
Brigade Band Number 2, Corps d'Afrique
Brigade Band Number 2, US Colored Troops
Detachment, Quartermaster's Department
Independent Battery
Independent Battery, United States Colored Light Artillery
Pioneer Company (Colored), 1st Division, 16th Army Corps
Powell's Regiment
Unassigned
Unassigned United States Colored Heavy Artillery

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