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Brief History

The 1st Battalion, Arkansas Infantry was also designated as 8th Battalion, Arkansas Infantry. For history, see the 8th Battalion, Arkansas Infantry[1]

"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

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. Some men from Greene County served in this unit.

For the companies and their counties of origin, see 8th Battalion, Arkansas Infantry.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 313 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.

See EDWARD G. GERDES. Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls,
http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/1stbninf.html;
see also
http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/18thf&s.html.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).

 

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