77th Infantry, US Colored Troops

Organized as 5th Regiment, Corps d'Afrique, at Fort St. Philip, La., December 8, 1863; designation changed to above, April 4, 1864; organization completed by consolidation with it of the 85th U. S. Colored Infantry, Mjay 24, 1864; consolidated with the 10th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, October 1, 1865