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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : THE 18th U.S. COLORED INFANTRY WAS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN INFANTRY REGIMENT RAISED IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI WHICH SERVED IN THE UNION ARMY DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR :

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18th Regt of U.S Colored Infantry
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ActiveSeptember 28, 1864 to February 21, 1866
CountryUnited States
AllegianceUnited States of America
Union
BranchInfantry
EngagementsDefense of Nashville
Battle of Nashville
Pursuit of Hood
Skirmish at Elrod's Tan Yard
The Eighteenth Regiment of U.S. Colored Infantry (aka: 18th Regt Infantry- U.S. Colored Troops) was an African-American infantry regiment, raised in the state of Missouri, which served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service

Organized in Missouri at large February 1 to September 28, 1864. Unlike other African-American regiments from the State of Missouri, the regiment was mustered directly into U.S., rather than state service.[1]
Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Department of Missouri, to December 1864. Unassigned, District of the EtowahDepartment of the Cumberland, December 1864. 1st Colored Brigade, District of the Etowa, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January 1865. Unassigned, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, March 1865. 1st Colored Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee and Department of the Tennessee, to February 1866.

Detailed Service

Duty in District of St. Louis, Mo., and at St. Louis until November 1864. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., November 7. Moved to Paducah, Kentucky, November 7–11, thence to Nashville, Tenn. Occupation of Nashville during Hood's investment December 1–15. Battles of Nashville December 15–16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17–28. AtBridgeport, Alabama, guarding railroad until February 1865. Action at Elrod's Tan Yard January 27.[2] At Chattanooga, Tennessee, and in District of East Tennessee until February 1866. Mustered out February 21, 1866.