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3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)

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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]


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.