=== Brief History ===
The 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry was organized at Little Rock, Arkansas, February, 1864. It mustered out August 20, 1865.<ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [
http://www .itd.nps.gov/ cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref><br>
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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). <br>
*National Park Service, [
http://www .itd.nps.gov/ cwss/ 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. <br>
*[[Arkansas in the Civil War|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.