Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

83rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry -- New Organization (2nd Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry)

Overview:
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.

Predecessor unit:

KANSAS VOLUNTEERS.
2nd REGIMENT COLORED INFANTRY.
Organized at Fort Scott and Fort Leavenworth August 11 to October 17, 1863. Attached to District of the Frontier, Dept. Missouri, to January, 1864. Unattached, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, to December, 1864.

Service:
-Action at Baxter Springs, Ark., October 6, 1863 (Co. "B"). Moved from Fort Scott, Kan., to Fort Smith, Ark., October 19, 1863, as escort to train. Duty at Fort Smith till March, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-April 30. Prairie D'Ann April 9-13. Jenkins' Ferry April 30, and May 4 and 8. Return to Fort Smith and duty there till December. Designation of Regiment changed to 83rd U.S. Colored Troops (New), December 13, 1864, which see.
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