51st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
United States U.S. Military United States Colored Troops in the Civil War
Organized March 11, 1864, from 1st Mississippi Infantry (African Descent.) Attached to Post of Goodrich Landing, District of Vicksburg, Mississippi,to December, 1864.
Mustered out June 16. 1866.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).