|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1864|
Joseph Avant was a private in the 54th Regiment Company E of the United States Colored Infantry. He is listed on the African American Civil War memorial in Washington DC plaque C-66.
The 54th Regiment Infantry was organized March 11, 1864, from 2nd Arkansas Infantry (African Descent). Attached to 2nd Brigade Frontier Division, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to December, 1866.
SERVICE.--Duty at Helena, Ark., until May, 1864. Ordered to Fort Smith, Ark., and duty there until January, 1865. Actions at Fort Gibson September 16, 1864. Cabin Creek September 19. Cow Creek, Kansas, November 14 and 28. Ordered to Little Rock January, 1865. Action on Arkansas River January 18. Duty at Little Rock and at various points in Dept. of Arkansas until December, 1866. Mustered out August 8 to December 31, 1866.
Contributed byTonia Holleman and Angela Walton-Raji. Any additional information or corrections contact Tonia at ToniaH904@aol.com.
Little Rock National Cemetery
Plot: 6 Row 0 Grave #3713
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Apr 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8619735