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ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENTS

1st Arkansas Infantry, "Reminiscences of a Private," by William E. Bevens, who kept a detailed diary with the First Arkansas Infantry.

1st Arkansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment:. Organized at Fayetteville, Ark., and mustered in March 25, 1863. Attached to District Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, Dept. Missouri, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

SERVICE--Duty at Fayetteville, Ark., until April, 1863. Cabell's attack on Fayetteville April 18. March to Springfield, Mo., April 25-May 4, and duty there until July. Newton County June 14. Moved to Cassville July 6. Joined Army of the Frontier at Fort Gibson, C. N., August 17. Pursuit of Cabell to Perryville August 22-26. Perryville August 26. Devil's Back Bone, Back Bone Mountain, Fort Smith, September 1. Capture of Fort Smith September 1, and duty there until March, 1864. Moffatt's Station. Franklin County, September 27, 1863. Mt. Ida November 13. Scout from Waldron to Mt. Ida, Caddo Gap and Dallas December 2-7. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3. Prairie D'Ann April 9-13. Moscow April 13. Camden April 15-18. Jenkins' Ferry, Saline River, April 30. March to Fort Smith May 1-16. Garrison duty at Fort Smith and escort and duty on the Frontier until August, 1865. Skirmish, Bates Township, November 2, and Newton County, November 15, 1864. Mustered out August 10, 1865.

1st BATTALION INFANTRY: Organized at Helena, Ark., July 20, 1862. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas and duty at Helena, Arkansas, until October. Moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and duty at Benton Barracks, Missouri, until December. Mustered out December 31, 1862.

1st REGIMENT INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT): Organized in Arkansas at large May 1, 1863. Attached to Post of Goodrich Landing, District of Northeast Louisiana, Dept. Tennessee, to January, 1864. 1st Colored Brigade, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to May, 1864.

SERVICE--Moved to Lake Providence, La., May 8-10, 1863, thence to Goodrich Landing and Post duty there until January, 1864. Skirmish at Mound Plantation June 24, 1863. Lake Providence and Mound Plantation June 28. Action at Goodrich Landing June 29. Duty at Haines Bluff, District of Vicksburg, until May, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 46th U.S. Colored Troops May 11, 1864, which see.

1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, "Reminiscences of Company H, First Arkansas Mounted Rifles," by Dacus, cost, where available.

1st Regiment Union Cavalry: Organized at Cassville and Springfield, Mo., June to August, 1862. Mustered in at Springfield, Mo., August 7, 1862. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri June to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. Unattached Army of the Frontier, Dept. Missouri, to June, 1863. District Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Frontier Division, 7th Army corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army corps, Dept. Arkansas, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. Arkansas, to August, 1865.

SERVICE--Regiment organizing at Cassville, Mo., until July 1, 1862. Moved to Springfield, Mo., July 1. Schofield's Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas August to December. 1st Battalion with Gen. Blunt and engaged near Newtonia September 15. Skirmish at Cassville September 21. Near Newtonia October 13 (1st Battalion). 2nd Battalion joins Army of the Frontier October 3. 1st and 2nd Battalions lead advance of Army during October. Stationed at Elkhorn Tavern and Cassville October 20 as outpost for 2nd and 3rd Divisions, Army Frontier. Huntsville November 5. Yocum Creek, Mo., November 15 (3 Cos.). 3rd Battalion join November 11 to December 3. Moved to Join Gen. Blunt December 3-5. Illinois Creek December 7. Battle of Prairie Grove December 7. Middletown December 9. Expedition from Fayetteville to Huntsville, Ark., December 21-23. Duty at Fayetteville, Ark., to April 25, 1863. Defense of Springfield, Mo., January 8, 1863 (Detachment). Carrollton January 10. Expedition from Fayetteville to Van Buren January 23-27. Pope County January 25. Skirmishes at Vine Prairie, on White Oak River, and near mouth of Mulberry River, February 2-3. Skirmish, Pope County, February 5 (Detachment). Scout from Fayetteville to Arkansas River February 5-12. Threlkeld's Ferry February 6. Near Van Buren February 10. Arkadelphia February 15 (Detachment). White River March 6. Frog Bayou March 19. Washington and near White River March 22. Scouts from Fayetteville March 29-April 5. Cross Hollows March 30. Skirmishes in Carroll County, Mo., April 4 (Cos. "H" and "L"). White River April 9. Cabell's attack on Fayetteville April 18. Moved to Springfield, Mo., April 25-May 4. Elm Springs April 26. Duty at Springfield and Cassville until September, 1863. Skirmishes at Fayetteville June 4 and 15. Madison June 25. Near Cross Hollows July --. Cassville July 4. Near Elm Springs July 30. Pineville August 13. Washington August 30. Near Maysville September 5. Expedition from Springfield, Mo., into Arkansas and Indian Territory September 7-19. Near Enterprise September 15. Operations against Shelby's Raid into Arkansas and Missouri September 22-October 21. Reoccupation of Fayetteville September 22, and stationed there until February, 1865. Cassville, Mo., September 26, 1863. Demonstration on Fayetteville October 11-14. Cross Timbers October 15. Deer Creek October 16 (Detachment), Buffalo Mountain and Harrisonville October 24. Johnson County, Ark., October 26. Expedition to Frog Bayou, Ark., November 7-13. Near Huntsville November 9. Near Kingston November 10. Mt. Ida November 12. Scout from Fayetteville Dec. 16-31. Stroud's Store December 23. Buffalo River December 25. Searcy County December 31, Operations in Northwest Arkansas, Newton, Searcy, Izzard and Carroll Counties, against guerrillas January 16-February 15, 1864. Clear Creek and Tomahawk January 22. Bailey's Crooked Creek January 23. Rolling Prairie and near Burrowsville January 23. Crooked Creek February 5. White River February 7. Expedition against Freeman's Forces February 12-20. Black's Mills February 17. Carrollton March 13. Ben Brook's Mills March 27. Charlestown April 4. Skirmishes on Arkansas River and near Prairie Grove April 6-7. Rhea's Mills April 7. Washington May 28. Van Buren July 7. Operations in Central Arkansas August 9-15. Fayetteville August 14. Operations in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas August 15-24. Carrollton August 15. Richland Creek August 16. Expedition in Washington and Benton Counties August 2127. Mud Town August 24. Fayetteville August 27. Richland September 6. Scout from Fayetteville to Huntsville September 12-15. Rodger's Crossing of White River and Huntsville September 14. Huntsville September 18 (Detachment). Skirmishes, Barry County, October 8 and 18. Fayetteville October 14. Crawford County October 19. Benton County October 20. Fayetteville and Van Buren October 20. Operations about Fayetteville October 25-November 4. Skirmishes at Bentonville and Newbeon Bridge October 25. Van Buren October 26. Fayetteville October 27-28. Duty about Fayetteville and at Fort Smith until August, 1865. Skirmish near Van Buren April 2, 1865. Mustered out August 20, 1865.

2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles, "Rebels Valiant," by Wesley Thurman Leeper. (The Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Dismounted), includes complete unit history and Muster rolls. "I asked the question When and where published?"

"The author, Wesley Thurman Leeper, was my maternal grandfather. Colonel Leeper published "Rebels Valiant" in 1964. It was printed by Pioneer Press, Little Rock, AR. He was a resident of Shreveport, LA. The book chronicles the 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles, the unit of my great-great-grandfather, John Wesley Leeper. I hope this helps. Thanks, Robert Stewart

Thanks to Robert E. Stewart, Jr. BUILD & FIX, Inc. P.O. Box 14381 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 225-924-4236 Fax 926-5349 www.buildfix.com for sending me this information to add to my website. Thanks Robert!

3rd Arkansas Cavalry, C.S.A.,"The War Child's Children: The Story of the Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, Confederate States of America," by Captain Calvin L. Collier. Published by Pioneer Press, Little Rock, 1965, 233 pages, maps, roster, cost $ 15.00. (Also reprinted by the Eagle Press, Little Rock, Arkansas in 1988). "Cousin Jimmie: How appropriate that you should send me an email about "Arkies" the same morning that the Post Office finally delivered the book I recently bought from a woman in Louisiana. It is a book for which I have been hunting for three years and copies of it are scarce as hens' teeth. The War Child's Children, by Major Calvin L. Collier, USAF (ret'd), published in Little Rock in 1965 by the author, and printed by the Pioneer Press, is the detailed history of the Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, C.S.A. It details the history of the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry, CSA from the time of the formation of the regiment of eight companies (later ten) by Colonel Solon Borland and the mustering in of the first eight companies on June 10, 1861 in Little Rock; the later mustering of the regiment into the Confederate army on July 29, 1861; and all the details of the regimental history, serving under Major General Joseph Wheeler ("the War Child") throughout the Civil War until Lee's Surrender at Appomattox in April 1865. At the time of Lee's surrender, the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry CSA on patrol in South Carolina, near the North Carolina border. They were ordered to the nearest Federal Post to surrender and be granted the standard parole. Many of them refused to surrender and started home for Arkansas. Some of these were hunted down by Federal Troops and arrested, then issued the standard parole. Others made it back home to Arkansas without ever submitting to a surrender to the "Damned Yankees".... Most of the regiment was surrendered and parolled at Chesterfield, South Carolina. Among those was Private Andrew Jackson Garrison and Private John HR Hobbs, both my kinsmen. Andrew J. was, of course, your great-grandfather and the half-brother of my great-grandfather, William David Garrison, both of them sons of Capel Garrison, our great-great-grandfather, who died in Conway County in 1862 and whose history I am researching now. Andrew Jackson joined the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry, CSA together with his brother Allen Wesley. They were both mustered into Company "I" and were involved with their unit at the Battle of Corinth. Allen Wesley was given a disability discharge after the Battle of Corinth and returned home to Conway County. He and some other Garrison cousins later joined the Yankee regiment of the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry, USA.... The two opposing armies' 3rd Arkansas Cavalry regiments never faced one another in battle during the Civil War. They operated in different areas of the conflict. I'm delighted to get this book and looking forward to reading and re-reading it. I enjoyed reading your email about "Arkies". Some parts of it awakened echos of things I'd heard Grampaw and Grammaw Garrison say.... All the Best!! Cousin Ken" Email Ken Garrison

"I'm trying to find out what happened to a slave, Marshal Thomas, aged about 16, who enlisted in Company "I" 3rd Arkansas Volunteers, possibly @ Hannibal, MO. Can you direct me to any sources to help my search?" Merrilyn Parham Hannibal, MO

4th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment: Organized at Batesville and Fort Smith, Ark., January to May, 1864. Attached to District of Northeast Arkansas, Dept. of Arkansas, to June, 1864. District of the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, to October, 1864.

SERVICE--Operations in Northeast Arkansas January 1-30, 1864. Lunenburg January 19 (Detachment). Morgan's Mills, Spring River, White County, February 9. Waugh's Farm, near Batesville, February 19. Scout from Batesville February 25. At Clarksville until May 18. Moved to Fort Smith May 18, and duty there until July 21. Moved to Little Rock July 21, and duty there until October. Organization not completed and Regiment transferred to 2nd Arkansas Infantry October 28, 1864.

4th Arkansas Regiment Infantry (African Descent). Organized at Devall's Bluff, Little Rock and Helena, Ark., December 2, 1863. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864, and on duty at Helena.

Designation of Regiment changed to 57th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864

13th Arkansas Infantry, CSA, Company D, The Richland Rangers Website

14th Arkansas Confederate Infantry,"The Fourteenth Arkansas Confederate Infantry," by Desmond Walls Allen, this paperback edition is published by Arkansas Research, P.O. Box 303, Conway, AR 72032. (thanks to Randall E. Martin, for supplying us with this info.)

16th Arkansas Confederate Infantry,"The Sixteenth Arkansas Infantry Regiment, "If I Should Live," by Mark Miller. Published by Arkansas Research, P. O. Box 303, Conway, Arkansas 72032 Cost is $ 24.50. (from the book jacket: "In the fall of 1861. . . over a thousand men gathered to form the ten companies of the Sixteenth Arkansas Infantry. They were from Carroll, Johnson, Madison, Pike, Searcy, Van Buren, Washington, and what later became Logan and Stone Counties. The soldiers fought at Sugar Creek, Pea Ridge, Corinth, Farmington, Iuka, and Port Hudson. This book tells their story in a moving narrative interwoven with excerpts from diaries and letters and notations from original records. . . the author also supplies an extensive bibliography and an extremely detailed roster of these brave soldiers. This book is an important addition to the military history of Arkansas and the Confederacy.")


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