1st Kansas Colored Infantry

1st Kansas Colored Infantry (HM12CJ)

Location: Camden, AR 71701 Ouachita County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 35.731', W 92° 53.574'

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The 1st Kansas Colored Infantry, a regiment that included many former Arkansas slaves, was formed in August 1862, the first black unit recruited during the war. Ist Kansas troops were the first black men to see combat, losing 10 killed and 12 wounded in a victory at Island Mound, Mo., Oct. 28, 1862. Victories at Cabin Creek and Honey Springs, Indian Territory, followed in 1863. The 1st Kansas lost 117 dead and 65 wounded at Poison Spring, Ark., April 18, 1864; many men were slain as they lay wounded after the battle, killed by Confederate troops.
HM NumberHM12CJ
Marker Number25
Year Placed2011
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Zion Hill Human Services Agency, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 509937 N 3717314
Decimal Degrees33.59551667, -92.89290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.731', W 92° 53.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 43.86" N, 92° 53' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2935 AR-24, Camden AR 71701, US
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