88th US Colored Infantry (New)
OVERVIEW: Organized at Memphis, Tenn., February 20, 1865. Attached to Post and Defences of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to July, 1865. 2nd Infantry Brigade, District of West Tennessee, to September 1865. Dept. of Tennessee to December, 1865.
SERVICE: Duty at Memphis, Tenn., and in the District of West Tennessee till December, 1865. Consolidated with 3rd United States Colored Heavy Artillery December, 16, 1865.
So far, only two men from Williamson County have been identified as having enlisted in the 88th US Colored Infantry. Both were later transferred to the 3rd US Colored Heavy Artillery on January 1, 1866.
Abram Dickinson enlisted in the 88th at Memphis on January 19, 1865.
Samuel Horton enlisted in the 88th USCI (New) at Memphis on January 31, 1865. Following the War, he settled in Shelby County, TN with his wife and four children.