26th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
26th Infantry Regiment [also called 3rd Trans-Mississippi Regiment] was organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the northwestern section of the state. This unit served in McRae's, Cabell's, L. C. Gause's, and Roane's Brigade. It skirmished in the Indian Territory, saw action at Devil's Backbone, and later participated in the fight at Jenkins' Ferry. The regiment was included in the surrender on June 2, 1865.
Organized as Morgan’s Battalion on June 14, 1862, it was increased to a full regiment and reorganized as the 26th Arkansas Infantry on July 23, 1862, at DeValls Bluff, Arkansas.
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.
26th Infantry Regiment [also called 3rd Trans-Mississippi Regiment] was organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the northwestern section of the state.
Co. A —Drew County.
Co. B —Drew County.
Co. C —Jefferson County.
Co. D —Bradley County.
Co. E —Drew County.
Co. F —Dallas County.
Co. G —Lafayette County.
Co. H —Johnson County.
Co. I —Arkansas County.
Co. K —Jefferson County. 
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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.