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James H. Hall
Private James H. Hall,
Company K, 83rd US Colored Infantry.
Died 13 Dec 1921; 81 years of age.

James H. Hall is one of three US Colored soldiers buried in Columbia Cemetery. There is also an officer of the USC Infantry buried there. To wit,
  • Andros, Lewis,          73th USC INF, Private
  • Hall, James H.,          83th USC INF, Private
  • Hathaway, Mark M.,  47th USC INF, Captain
  • Wallace, Henry,         79th USC INF, Private

  • James H. Hall enlisted as a Private and was mustered into Company K, 83rd United Sates Colored Infantry regiment in Oct 1863 at Fort Scott, Kansas. He served 24 months; Oct 1863 to Oct 1865.

    The 83rd United Sates Colored Infantry regiment served in Arkansas for the duration of its service. While James H. Hall was in service, the 83rd United Sates Colored Infantry regiment participated in the battle of
  • Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas, 30 April 1864
    which had an observable influence on the outcome of the 1864 Camden Expedition.

    James H. Hall was mustered out on Oct 1865 at Camden, Arkansas.

    Boulder Daily Camera Obituary
    James H. Hall's Boulder Daily Camera obituary, dated 13 Dec 1921, was found in a Grand Army of the Republic, Nathaniel Lyons Post No. 5, meeting record book. [These records are archived at Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library.]

    The text is transcribed below:

    James Hall, Ex-Slave and Respected Pioneer of Boulder,
    Died Today At his Home Here

    James Hall, an ex-slave, a veteran of the civil war, and a territorial pioneer of Colorado, died at his home at 2102 Gross Street at 11:30 this morning of pneumonia. Hr. Hall was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1840 and was taken to Missouri while still an infant, by his master, Captain Casey. Hall remained there until the declaration of war, when he enlisted in the 83rd regiment. He was mustered out after the war and went to Wyandotte, Kan.

    In the fall of 1875 Hall crossed the plains to Central City and shortly afterward came to Boulder. He his survived by his wife, martha Hall, and four children - Frank Hall, William Hall, Mrs. Hattie Graves, and Mrs Anna B. White. Five grandchildren survive.

    He was a member of Nathaniel Lyon Post No. 5 of the G. A. R., and was a highly respected citizen. The body is at Howe's mortuary awaiting funeral arrangements.

  • Boulder Genealogical Society, Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • GAR Records held at the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • US NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • US NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

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