William Layton

Death 24 Feb 1865 (aged 41–42)
Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 146985628 · View Source
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died at the General Hospital #3 in Vicksburg, MS

enlisted on 1 May 1863 as a Private

promoted to a Corporal

served in Company I, 47th US Colored Troops during the Civil War

The 47th United States Colored Infantry Regiment was a U.S.C.T. infantry regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was organized from the 8th Louisiana Infantry (African Descent) in March 1864. It fought in Mississippi and Florida, including at the Battle of Fort Blakely in April 1865, until it was mustered out on January 5, 1866. During the war it lost one officer and thirty enlisted men either killed or mortally wounded and three officers and 398 enlisted men by disease, for a total of 432.

The 8th Louisiana Regiment Infantry (African Descent) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was composed primarily of freed or escaped slaves from Louisiana's plantations and was commanded by white officers.

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47th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
OVERVIEW: Organized March 11, 1864, from 8th Louisiana Infantry, African Descent. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, U. S. Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Corps, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to February, 1865. (more information but not relevant to him)


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