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23rd Arkansas Infantry (CSA)
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Name: James CareyRank: Private Company: A

James Carey was born June 1836 in Tennessee. He joined the Confedetate Army at Harrisburg, Arkansas on Feb. 26, 1862 and served as a private soldier in Company A, 23rd Arkansas Infantry. He was absent on parole June 30, 1862. He was captured at the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi on Oct. 5, 1862, paroled Oct. 12, 1862 at Boliver, Tennessee. He deserted at Holly Springs, Mississippi, Oct. 25, 1862. Sometime afterwards he returned home to Arkansas and joined Company H, Lyles' 23rd Arkansas Mounted Volunteers serving with them for the remainder of the war. He surrendered with his Company at Wittsburg, Arkansas and was paroled on May 25, 1865. He was described as age 29, eyes black, hair dark, complexion dark, 5ft. 9in. tall. He died Apr. 10, 1870 and is buried in Pine Log Cemetery south of Jonesboro in Craighead County, Arkansas. He has both civilian and Confederate gravestones. He and Samuel Carey were twins and served together.

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