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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== 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>  
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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, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref><br>  
  
 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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Men from Iron County Missouri and the following Arkansas Counties enlisted in this regiment.<br>  
 
Men from Iron County Missouri and the following Arkansas Counties enlisted in this regiment.<br>  
  
[[Benton County, Arkansas|Benton]] (Companies E and M)<sup><ref name="Allen">Allen, Desmond Walls, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry (1987, Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas)</ref></sup><br>  
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[[Benton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Benton]] (Companies E and M)<sup><ref name="Allen">Allen, Desmond Walls, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry (1987, Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas)</ref></sup><br>  
  
[[Bradley County, Arkansas|Bradley ]](Company C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Bradley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Bradley ]](Company C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Chicot County, Arkansas|Chicot]] (Company C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup>  
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[[Chicot County, Arkansas Genealogy|Chicot]] (Company C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup>  
  
[[Conway County, Arkansas|Conway]] (Companies A, B, C, D, G, H, K, and L)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Conway County, Arkansas Genealogy|Conway]] (Companies A, B, C, D, G, H, K, and L)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Clark County, Arkansas|Clark]] (Companies A and C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Clark County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clark]] (Companies A and C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Crawford County, Arkansas|Crawford]] (Company E)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]] (Company E)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Dallas County, Arkansas|Dallas]] (Company F)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy|Dallas]] (Company F)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Franklin County, Arkansas|Franklin]] (Company G)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Franklin County, Arkansas Genealogy|Franklin]] (Company G)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Independence County, Arkansas|Independence]] (Companies A, C, K, and M)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Independence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Independence]] (Companies A, C, K, and M)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Izard County, Arkansas|Izard]] (Company A)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy|Izard]] (Company A)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Jackson County, Arkansas|Jackson]] (Companies G and I)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Jackson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jackson]] (Companies G and I)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Johnson County, Arkansas|Johnson]] (Companies D, E, and I)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Johnson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Johnson]] (Companies D, E, and I)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Lafayette County, Arkansas|Lafayette]] (Company I)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Lafayette County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lafayette]] (Company I)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Lawrence County, Arkansas|Lawrence]] (Companies C and E)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Lawrence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lawrence]] (Companies C and E)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Newton County, Arkansas|Newton]] (Companies A, C, and I)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Newton]] (Companies A, C, and I)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Perry County, Arkansas|Perry]] (Companies B and C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Perry County, Arkansas Genealogy|Perry]] (Companies B and C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Pike County, Arkansas|Pike]] (Companies C, I, and M)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Pike County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pike]] (Companies C, I, and M)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Polk County, Arkansas|Polk]] (Company E)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Polk County, Arkansas Genealogy|Polk]] (Company E)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Pope County, Arkansas|Pope]] (Companies A, B, D, H, I, and L)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pope]] (Companies A, B, D, H, I, and L)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]] (Companies C, G, H, K, L M)<sup><ref name="Allen" />&nbsp;</sup><ref name="Adujtant General">Adujtant General. ''Official Army Register, Report of the Adjutant General'', 1864.</ref>  
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[[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]] (Companies C, G, H, K, L M)<sup><ref name="Allen" />&nbsp;</sup><ref name="Adujtant General">Adujtant General. ''Official Army Register, Report of the Adjutant General'', 1864.</ref>  
  
[[Phillips County, Arkansas|Phillips]]<sup><ref name="Adujtant General" /></sup>  
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[[Phillips County, Arkansas Genealogy|Phillips]]<sup><ref name="Adujtant General" /></sup>  
  
[[Saline County, Arkansas|Saline]] (Companies A, C, and L)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Saline County, Arkansas Genealogy|Saline]] (Companies A, C, and L)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Scott County, Arkansas|Scott]] (Company E)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy|Scott]] (Company E)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Searcy County, Arkansas|Searcy]] (Companies A, D, K, H, I, and M)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Searcy County, Arkansas Genealogy|Searcy]] (Companies A, D, K, H, I, and M)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Sevier County, Arkansas|Sevier]] (Companies C, E, and F)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Sevier County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sevier]] (Companies C, E, and F)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Van Buren County, Arkansas|Van Buren]] (Companies B, G, H, I, and M)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Van Buren County, Arkansas Genealogy|Van Buren]] (Companies B, G, H, I, and M)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Washington County, Arkansas|Washington]] (Company C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy|Washington]] (Company C)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[White County, Arkansas|White]] (Company G)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[White County, Arkansas Genealogy|White]] (Company G)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
[[Yell County, Arkansas|Yell]] (Companies A, C, D, E, F, H, and S)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
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[[Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy|Yell]] (Companies A, C, D, E, F, H, and S)<sup><ref name="Allen" /></sup><br>  
  
 
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*[[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>
 
*[[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>
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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.
 
*[[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.

Latest revision as of 16:55, 22 December 2017

Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry was organized at Little Rock, Arkansas, February, 1864. It mustered out August 20, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:



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.

Men from Iron County Missouri and the following Arkansas Counties enlisted in this regiment.

Benton (Companies E and M)[2]

Bradley (Company C)[2]

Chicot (Company C)[2]

Conway (Companies A, B, C, D, G, H, K, and L)[2]

Clark (Companies A and C)[2]

Crawford (Company E)[2]

Dallas (Company F)[2]

Franklin (Company G)[2]

Independence (Companies A, C, K, and M)[2]

Izard (Company A)[2]

Jackson (Companies G and I)[2]

Johnson (Companies D, E, and I)[2]

Lafayette (Company I)[2]

Lawrence (Companies C and E)[2]

Newton (Companies A, C, and I)[2]

Perry (Companies B and C)[2]

Pike (Companies C, I, and M)[2]

Polk (Company E)[2]

Pope (Companies A, B, D, H, I, and L)[2]

Pulaski (Companies C, G, H, K, L M)[2] [3]

Phillips[3]

Saline (Companies A, C, and L)[2]

Scott (Company E)[2]

Searcy (Companies A, D, K, H, I, and M)[2]

Sevier (Companies C, E, and F)[2]

Van Buren (Companies B, G, H, I, and M)[2]

Washington (Company C)[2]

White (Company G)[2]

Yell (Companies A, C, D, E, F, H, and S)[2]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,968 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 Allen, Desmond Walls, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry (1987, Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Adujtant General. Official Army Register, Report of the Adjutant General, 1864.