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Brief History

16th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, in November, 1861, then moved to Elm Springs and remained there until February, 1862. Its members were recruited in the counties of Johnson, Carroll, Stone, Washington, Pike, Madison, and Searcy. The 16th was involved in the fight at Elkhorn Tavern and after the battle had 24 officers and 282 men present for duty. Ordered east of the Mississippi River, it took an active part in the conflicts at Iuka and Corinth where it reported 13 killed and 29 wounded. Later the unit was assigned to Beall's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was captured when Port Hudson fell. It was not reorganized after the exchange.[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.

16th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, in November, 1861, then moved to Elm Springs and remained there until February, 1862. Its members were recruited in the counties of Johnson, Carroll, Stone, Washington, Pike, Madison, and Searcy.

Co. A —Johnson County.
Co. B —Johnson County.
Co. C —Johnson County.
Co. D —Carroll County.
Co. E —Carroll County.
Co. F —Van Buren County.
Co. G —Washington County.
Co. H —Pike County.
Co. I —Madison County.
Co. K —Searcy County.  [2]


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The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,178 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.

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/16inf_f&s.html.

 

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