03 AUG 2021, Notes for incoming transfer, sighted; added gender. 1) Bio section as written by the original creator of the memorial has been retained, and is below the divider.~
James Carr was a Private in the 83rd Regiment of the United States Colored Infantry company I. He is also listed on the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C. He is listed on plaque C-89.
UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS 83rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry -- New Organization (2nd Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry) 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., till January, 1865. Moved to Little Rock, Ark., January 15-February 4, and duty there till August. Moved to Camden, Ark., August 1-10, and duty there till 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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