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Birth: Jan. 1, 1840
Death: Dec. 13, 1921

Private James H. Hall,
Company K, 83rd US Colored Infantry.
Died 13 Dec 1921; 81 years of age.

James H. Hall is one of three US Colored soldiers buried in Columbia Cemetery. There is also an officer of the USC Infantry buried there. To wit,
Andros, Lewis, 73th USC INF, Private
Hall, James H., 83th USC INF, Private
Hathaway, Mark M., 47th USC INF, Captain
Wallace, Henry, 79th USC INF, Private

James H. Hall enlisted as a Private and was mustered into Company K, 83rd United Sates Colored Infantry regiment in Oct 1863 at Fort Scott, Kansas. He served 24 months; Oct 1863 to Oct 1865.

The 83rd United Sates Colored Infantry regiment served in Arkansas for the duration of its service. While James H. Hall was in service, the 83rd United Sates Colored Infantry regiment participated in the battle of
Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas, 30 April 1864
which had an observable influence on the outcome of the 1864 Camden Expedition.

James H. Hall was mustered out on Oct 1865 at Camden, Arkansas.

Boulder Daily Camera Obituary
James H. Hall's Boulder Daily Camera obituary, dated 13 Dec 1921, was found in a Grand Army of the Republic, Nathaniel Lyons Post No. 5, meeting record book. [These records are archived at Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library.]

The text is transcribed below:

James Hall, Ex-Slave and Respected Pioneer of Boulder,
Died Today At his Home Here

James Hall, an ex-slave, a veteran of the civil war, and a territorial pioneer of Colorado, died at his home at 2102 Gross Street at 11:30 this morning of pneumonia. Hr. Hall was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1840 and was taken to Missouri while still an infant, by his master, Captain Casey. Hall remained there until the declaration of war, when he enlisted in the 83rd regiment. He was mustered out after the war and went to Wyandotte, Kan.

In the fall of 1875 Hall crossed the plains to Central City and shortly afterward came to Boulder. He his survived by his wife, martha Hall, and four children - Frank Hall, William Hall, Mrs. Hattie Graves, and Mrs Anna B. White. Five grandchildren survive.

He was a member of Nathaniel Lyon Post No. 5 of the G. A. R., and was a highly respected citizen. The body is at Howe's mortuary awaiting funeral arrangements.

Sources
Boulder Genealogical Society, Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
GAR Records held at the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library
Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
US NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
US NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Hattie Hall Graves (1872 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbia Cemetery
Boulder
Boulder County
Colorado, USA
Plot: E90-6 SE
 
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Feb 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10512646
Pvt James H. Hall
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