|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1865, USA|
William Colwell was a private in the 83rd Regiment Company C of the United States Colored Infantry. He is listed on the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington DC plaque #C-89.
The 83rd Regiment Infantry (New) was organized from 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry December 13, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to January, 1865. Colored Brigade, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to October, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Fort Smith, Ark., until January, 1865. Moved to Little Rock, Ark., January 15-February 4, and duty there until August. Moved to Camden, Ark., August 1-10, and duty there until October 9. Mustered out October 9, 1865. Discharged at Leavenworth, Kansas, November 27, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 32 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 211 Enlisted men by disease. Total 245.
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Little Rock National Cemetery
Plot: 6, 3897
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Feb 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8446404