|Death: ||Jul. 19, 1865|
Rufus Basket was a private in the 60th Regiment Infantry company G of the United States Colored Troops.
The 60th Regiment Infantry was organized March 11, 1864, from 1st Iowa Colored Infantry. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to October, 1865.
SERVICE.--Post and garrison duty at Helena, Ark., until April, 1865. Expedition from Helena to Big Creek July 25, 1864. Action at Wallace's Ferry, Big Creek, July 26. Expedition to Kent's Landing August 11-13. Expedition up White River August 29-September 3 (Cos. "C" and "F"). Scout to Alligator Bayou September 9-14 (Detachment). Scouts to Alligator Bayou September 22-28 and October 1-4. Expedition to Harbert's Plantation, Miss., January 11-16, 1865 (Co. "C"). Moved to Little Rock April 8, 1865, and duty there until August 20. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, thence to Jacksonport, Ark. Duty there and at various points in Sub-District of White River, in White, Augusta, Franklin and Fulton Counties, Powhatan on Black River and at Batesville until September. Mustered out at Duvall's Bluff October 15, 1865. Discharged November 2, 1865.
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More information on Rufus Basket from Iowa Military Records:
Rufus Basket age 19 of St Louis,Missouri nativity Missouri enlisted Oct 1 1863 into Co G.
Died of disease May 5 1865 Little Rock, Arkansas.
Little Rock National Cemetery
Plot: 6 Row 0 Grave #3930
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Jun 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9010985