|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1864|
James Combs was a Private in the 79th Regiment Company A/B United States Colored Infantry. He is listed on the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington DC plaque #C-86.
The 79th Regiment Infantry (New) was organized from 1st 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, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to October, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Fort Smith, Ark., until January, 1865. Skirmish at Ivey's Ford January 8. Ordered to Little Rock January 16. Skirmish at Clarksville, Ark., January 18. Duty at Little Rock, Ark., until July, and at Pine Bluff until October. Mustered out at Pine Bluff, Ark., October 1, 1865, and discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, October 30, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 183 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 165 Enlisted men by disease. Total 354.
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Little Rock National Cemetery
Plot: 6 Row 0 Grave # 3766
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Apr 13, 2004
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The African American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C.|
Added: Apr. 13, 2004