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    Officer's Escutcheon - Inventory Number: IDE 100

    2nd Lieutenant Lebbens Stetson

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    53rd Massachusetts 

    United States Colored Troops


    Lebbens Stetson:

    Enlisted on 8/1/1863 as a 2nd Lieutenant.

    On 8/1/1863 he was commissioned into "C" Co. US CT 53rd Infantry

    He Resigned on 8/16/1864


    Fifty-third U. S. Colored Troops:

    Organized March 11, 1864, from 3rd Mississippi Infantry (African Descent). Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Corps, to November, 1864. Dept. of Arkansas to February, 1865. District of Vicksburg, Miss., and Dept. of Mississippi to March, 1866.

    SERVICE.-Post and garrison duty at Haines Bluff, District of Vicksburg, Miss., till October, 1864. Expedition to Grand Gulf March 12-14. Action at Grand Gulf July 16.  Moved to St. Charles, Ark., on White River October, 1864, and duty there till February, 1865. Action on White River, near St. Charles, October 22, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., February, 1865, and duty there; at Macon, Meridian and other points in the Dept. of Mississippi till March, 1866. Mustered out March 8, 1866.


    Inventory Number: IDE 100