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Subject: [3RD-ARKANSAS-CAVALRY] A good Regimental history
Date: 11 Jan 2004 10:12:48 -0700

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I found this at http://www.aristotle.net/~tomezell/AR_cav.htm

3rd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment

The 3rd Arkansas Cavalry was organized at Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 10, 1861 under the command of Colonel Solon Borland, and was initially known as the 1st Arkansas Mounted Volunteers. On acceptance into Confederate service on July 24, 1861, the regiment was renamed as the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry on January 15, 1862.

The regiments officers on its final organization at Corinth on May 26, 1862 were Colonel Samuel G. Earle, Lt. COl. Anson W. Hobson, Major Marzaime J. Henderson, Adjutant Lt. Armistead Burwell, Quartermaster Cpt. John L. McClellan, Commissary Cpt. David W. Dodd, and Sergeant Major Lewis B. Noland. Company commanders were A Co, from Dallas county, Cpt. William L.M. Holmes; B Co., from Perry County, Cpt. William H. Blackwell; C Co., from Saline County, Cpt. John D. Logan; D Co., from Pulaski county, Cpt. R.M. King; E Co., from Pulaski county, Cpt. A.B. Duke; E Co., from Pope county, Cpt. James L. Adams; F Co., from Hot Spring county, Cpt. Steven Jester; G Co., from Ouachita county, Cpt. George W. Winburne; H Co., from Ouachita County, Cpt. Alonzo Montgomery; I Co., from Conway county, Cpt. Marion E. Davis; and K Co., from Yell County, Cpt. W.B. Keeton.

The regiment was initially ordered to Pocahontas for mustering into Confederate service, and remained in camp there until ordered to join the Army of the West at DeValls Bluff in April, 1862, during that army's move east of the Mississippi. Dismounted at DeValls Bluff to serve as infantry on General Van Dorn's orders. Served dismounted in the Corinth campaign in the summer of 1862, and at the battle of Corinth on October 3-4, 1862. Remounted to serve as cavalry in November, 1862 and assigned to the Cavalry Corps of the Army of Mississippi, where they particpated in Van Dorn's raid and capture of Holly Springs, MS on December 20. Assigned to Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry corps after the death of Van Dorn in April, 1863, they served ina number of raids, skirmishes, and campaigns including Thompson's Station (Mar. 5, 1863); Franklin (Apr. 10, 1863); the Tullahoma campaign in June, 1863; the battle of Chickamauga on Sept. 19-20, 1863; the siege of Chattanooga in September thr!
ough November, 1863; the siege of Knoxville, TN in November, 1863; and under the command of "Fighting Joe" Wheeler, through the Atlanta Campaign and the siege of Atlanta, in cavalry clashes at Flat Shoals, Browns' Mill, Strawberry Plains, and Thompson's Station; in opposing Sherman's March to the Sea (the Savannah campaign in November and December of 1864); and in the Carolinas campaign in February through April of 1865. Surrendered with General Joseph Johnston and the Army of Tennessee near Durham Station, North Carolina, on April 26, 1865.

References: Calvin L. Collier, The War Child's Children: The Story of the 3rd Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, C.S.A. (Complete unit history and muster rolls)

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