2nd Regiment Colored Infantry

Rosters

Field & Staff---Unassigned

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

K

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 until 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 until December. Designation of Regiment changed to 83rd U.S. Colored Troops (New), December 13, 1864.

A company.--Was mustered into the United States service August 11th, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain Samuel Sanders of Olathe. 1st Lieutenant, Ralph E. Cook, killed in action at Baxter Springs, October 6th, 1863. 2d Lieutenant, Charles Scofield.

B company.--Was mustered into service September 2d, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain, Richard J. Hinton. 1st Lieutenant, John M. Cain. 2d Lieutenant James M. Trant.

C company.--Was mustered into service August 26th, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain, James A Soward. 1st. Lieutenant, John E. Hayes. 2d Lieutenant, Thomas Adair.

D company.--Was mustered into service August 24th, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain, Frank Kister. 1st Lieutenant, Reuben F. Playford. 2d Lieutenant, Wm. M. Mercer.

E company.--Was mustered into service September 10th, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain, James Adams. 1st Lieutenant, Henry DeVillers. 2d. Lieutenant, Wm. J. Brewer.

F company.--Was mustered into service October 17th, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain, James Adams. 1st Lieutenant, Samuel Kaiserman. 2d Lieutenant, Isaiah Nichols.

G company.--Was mustered into service October 17th, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain, Ebenezer H. Curtiss. 1st Lieutenant, David E. Westervelt. 2d Lieutenant, George E. Hutchinson.

H company.--Was mustered into service October 17th, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain, Alexander Rush. 1st Lieutenant, Orlando S. Bartlett. 2d Lieutenant, Daniel K. Hardin.

I company.--Was mustered into service October 17th, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain, James L. Rafety. 1st Lieutenant, Marcus F. Gilpatrick. 2d Lieutenant Harry C. Chase.

K company,--Was mustered into service October 17th, 1863, and officered as follows: Captain, John Branson. 1st Lieutenant, Wm. G. White. 2d Lieutenant, Jesse Buckman.

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