United States Colored Troops 13th Infantry (Union)
19 Nov 1863
United States Colored Troops 13th Infantry organized at United States Colored Troops.
15 Dec 1864
Participated in the Battle of Nashville at Nashville, Tennessee.
Despite a series of defeats in the closing days of November, 1864, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood continued to drag his bloodied Army of Tennessee, approximately 30,000 strong, north towards Nashville. The city was protected by 55,000 Union soldiers, which should have precluded further offensive operations, but Hood was determined and his situation was dire. Hood reached Nashville on December 2nd and staked out a position south of the city, hoping to draw the Union forces into a costly attack. Ulys…
10 Jan 1866
United States Colored Troops 13th Infantry mustered out at United States Colored Troops.
United States of America
Colonel Charles R. Thompson
Colonel John A. Hottenstein