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United States Colored Troops 44th Infantry (Union)

01 Jun 1864

United States Colored Troops 44th Infantry organized.

15 Dec 1864

Participated in the Battle of Nashville at Nashville, Tennessee.

The Battle of Nashville
The Battle of Nashville

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… Read More

30 Apr 1866

United States Colored Troops 44th Infantry mustered out.

United States of America

Field Officers

Colonel Lewis Johnson

Colonel Thomas J. Morgan