2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
2nd Regiment Mounted Rifles was organized by J. McIntosh at Osage Prairie, near Bentonville, Arkansas, in July, 1861. Only a few surrendered in April, 1865. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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.
Co. A -Scott County ("Booneville Rifles")
Co. B -Pope County ("Galla Rangers")
Co. C -Prairie County
Co. D -Benton County
Co. E -Clark County
Co. F -Clark County
Co. G -Sevier County ("Sevier Rifles")
Co. H -Hempstead County ("Hempstead Cavalry")
Co. I -Scott County
Co. K -Madison County
NOTE; Hawkins' Co, The "Texas Fencibles", was enlisted about 4 Jul 1861 at Daingerfield, TX, mustered into CSA service about 3 Aug 1861, and ordered to report to this regt. It was transferred by order of Gen; McCulloch, about Nov1861 and assigned as Co A, 4th (Whitfield's) Bn TX Cav and subsequently became Co A, 27th Regt TX Cav. .
See also: EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, 
© 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. Booneville Rifles Co. A
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
- EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/2ndmtf&s.html
- EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/boonrif1.html.