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Brief History

11th Infantry Regiment, organized during July, 1861, in Saline County, Arkansas, contained men from Yell, Ouachita, Saline, and Sebastian counties. The unit was captured on Apirl 8, 1862, at Island No. 10. After being exchanged and reorganized as mounted infantry, in April, 1864, it was consolidated with the 17th (Rector's) Arkansas Regiment. It was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865.[1]
See: EDWARD G. GERDES , Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, [2]. 68 11th/17th Consolidated Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) Formed about Dec 1862 or Jan 1863 by the consolidation of remnants of the 11th and 17th (Griffiths) Regts AR Inf.[3]

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Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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.

11th Infantry Regiment, organized during July, 1861, in Saline County, Arkansas, contained men from Yell, Ouachita, Saline, and Sebastian counties.



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,590 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • Rushing, Anthony C. Ranks of honor: a regimental history of the 11th Arkansas Infnatry Regiment and Poe's cavalry battalion, C.S.A., 1861-1865. (Little Rock, Arkansas : Eagle Press, c1990), FHL book 976.7 M2.

Referenes

  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, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/11thindx.html.
  3. EDWARD G. GERDES , Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/11thindx.html.

 

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