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1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment Field and Staff
Co. A—“The El Dorado Sentinals” of Union County.
Co. B—“The Clark County Volunteers” of Clark County.
Co. C—“The Camden Knights” of Ouachita County.
Co. D—“The Clan McGregor” of Jefferson County.
Co. E—“The Saline Guards” of Saline County.
Co. F—“The Ettomon Guards” of Pulaski County.
Co. G—“The Jackson Guards” of Jackson County.
Co. H—“The Crockett Rifles” of Arkansas County.
Co. I—“The Monticello Guards” of Drew County.
Co. K—“The DeWitt Guards” of Arkansas County.[2]

© 2001 by EDWARD G. GERDES all rights reserved. This information may be used by libraries and genealogical societies, however, commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior permission. If copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 386 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Arkansas in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Arkansas in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Bevens, W. E. Reminiscences of a private, Company G, First Arkansas Regiment, Infantry, May, 1861-1865. , FHL fiche 6082317
  • Dacus, Robert H. Reminiscences of Company H, First Arkansas Mounted Rifles. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082318

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, Access geneology , (accessed 6 Jan 2014).