''[[United States of America| United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records| U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas| Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Military Records|Arkansas Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas in the Civil War]] [[ Image:Gotoarrow.png]] 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) ''
=== 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>
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.
[[Pulaski_County,_Arkansas|Pulaski]] County enlisted in this regiment. *<br>
*Adujtant General. ''Official Army Register, Report of the Adjutant General'', 1864.
=== Other Sources ===
*[[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.