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Brief History

The 35th Arkansas was initially organized at Fort Smith as the "1st Regiment, Northwest Division, Trans-Mississippi Department" with 1037 men. Also called Rector's War Regiment, 1st Arkansas Volunteers. It was then formally designated as the 35th Arkansas Infantry, and then redesignated as the 22nd Arkansas Infantry (not to be confused with an earlier 22nd Arkansas, which was redesignated as the 20th Arkansas). It was consolidated into 4 companies after the Little Rock campaign, and finally surrendered at Marshall, Texas, in May 1865. [1]

 

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.


The companies were from -- Co. A -- Sebastian County (included men from Griffith's 17th Arkansas)
Co. B -- Sebastian County
Co. C -- Sebastian County
Co. D -- Sebastian County
Co. E -- Franklin County
Co. F -- Benton County (this is the new Co. F)
Co. G -- Crawford County
Co. H -- Pope County (men from 15th Arkansas Militia)
Co. I -- Johnson County (men from 10th Arkansas militia)
Co. K -- Madison County (men from 16th, 17th and Stirman's Battalion) [2]

© 2001 by EDWARD G. GERDES all rights reserved. This information may be used by libraries and genealogical societies, however, commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior permission. If copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information.


The 15th Regiment Arkansas Militia—the Pope County Militia—held its last muster on March 10-11, 1862, location not stated. Shortly after this muster, most of its members enlisted in the 35th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA. The following rosters are taken from the March 1862 muster roll of the Pope County Militia.
Company A—Captain Zephaniah T. Webb
Company B—Captain William S. Booker
Company C—Captain H. A. Maddox
Company D—Captain B. F. Wilson
Company E—Captain James R. Sinclair
Company F—Captain Adam L. Furr
Company G—Captain James S. Linzy
Company H—Captain Archibald D. Napier
Company I—Captain Elisha W. Dodson[3]

2001 -copyright -The above information may be used for non-commercial historical and genealogical purposes only and with the consent of the page owner may be copied for the same purposes so long as this notice remains a part of the copied material. 58th Regiment Arkansas Militia.

It mustered for annual inspection and drill during the period February 22 to March 21, 1862, probably at Roseville. Shortly after the 1862 muster, a large number of the men enlisted in regular Confederate regiments, most in the 35th Arkansas Infantry. Later in the war, many of the men enlisted in Union regiments.[4]

© 2001 by EDWARD G. GERDES all rights reserved. This information may be used by libraries and genealogical societies, however, commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior permission. If copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information.


35th Infantry Regiment [also called 22nd Regiment] was organized during the summer of 1862 with men from Yell, Sebastian, and Perry counties. It was formerly the 1st (Rector's War Regiment) Arkansas Infantry. The unit was placed in Fagan's and A. T. Hawthorne's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and was active at Bayou Fourche and Helena where it reported 75 casualties. Later it saw action at Jenkins' Ferry and in April, 1865, disbanded. [5]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,538 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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.
See Brief History for details.

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.

References

  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/35thfs.html .
  3. EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/35thfs.html .
  4. EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/35thfs.html .
  5. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).

 

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