Eightieth Regiment United States Colored Troops Infantry

Acton men who served in the 80th U. S. Colored Troops Infantry:

Leonard L. Potter

Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

Organized April 4, 1864, from 8th Corps de Afrique Infantry. Attached to garrison at Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864. District of Bonnet Carre, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Transferred to 79th United States Colored Troops (New) July 6, 1864. Reorganized July, 1864, by consolidation of 90th, 96th and 98th United States Colored Troops. Attached to District of Bonnet Carte, Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, United States Colored Troops, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. District of Bonnet Carre, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1865. Defenses of New Orleans to June, 1865. Northern District of Louisiana until January, 1866.

SERVICE--Duty at Port Hudson, La., until April 17, 1864, and in District of Bonnet Carre until April, 1865. Scout from Bayou Goula to Grand River January 29-February 7, 1865. At Carrollton, Camp Parapet and New Orleans until June 16. At Shreveport and Alexandria, La., until January 1, 1866. Moved to Texas and garrison duty at various points in that State until March, 1867. Mustered out March 1, 1867.