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Brief History

32nd Infantry Regiment [also called 4th Trans-Mississippi Regiment] was organized in the summer of 1862 with men from the Fayetteville area. It served in McRae's, Churchill's, L. C. Gause's, and Roane's Brigade and fought at Prairie Grove and Helena where it lost 17 killed, 46 wounded, and 26 missing. The unit went on to take part in the conflicts at Bayou Fourche and Jenkins' Ferry, then in March, 1865, disbanded near the White River. [1]

Also Known As: This Regiment was designated at various times as Matlock's Battalion Arkansas Cavalry, 4th Regiment (Gause's) Trans-Mississippi Infantry, Gause's Regiment Arkansas Infantry, and 32nd Regiment Arkansas Infantry.

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.

Company A was organized February 22, 1862, at Searcy.
Company B was organized May 28, 1862, at Cotton Plant.
Company C was organized June 15, 1862, at Camp Cache.
Company D was organized June 15, 1862, at Camp Cache.
Company E was organized June 17, 1862, at Camp Cache.
Company F was organized June 16, 1862, at Burrowville.
Company G was organized June 13, 1862, at Camp Cache.
Company H was organized July 12, 1862, at E.D. Rushing.
Company I was organized June 20, 1862, at Camp Cache. The company included men who lived between Augusta and Jacksonport.
Company K was organized May 25, 1862 in White County. More recruits were added June 15, 1862 at Camp Stokes and the company was completed July 12, 1862 at Springfield, Arkansas. [2]

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The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,589 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.


  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/32story.htm, 11/8/2010.


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