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

Samuel Carey was born in June 1836 in Tennessee. He enlisted in the Confederate Army at Harrisburg, Arkansas on Feb. 26, 1862. He served as a private soldier in Company A, 23rd Arkansas Infantry and was detailed as a pioneer and litter bearer. He was captured at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and paroled July 10, 1863. On returning home, Samuel joined Company H, Lyles' 23rd Arkansas Mounted Volunteers and served out the remainder of the war. He surrendered with his company at Wittsburg, Arkansas and was paroled May 25, 1865, described as 5ft. 9in., eyes black, hair dark, complexion dark, age 29. Both companies he served with were engaged in numerous battles and skirmishes in Arkansas and Missouri throughout the war. He died in Poinsett County, Arkansas in 1900 and is buried in old Boliver Cemetery north of Harrisburg, Arkansas. He has a Confederate gravestone. Samuel and James Carey were twins and served together.

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