The Arkansas 25th Infantry Regiment [also called 30th Regiment] completed its organization at Little Rock, Arkansas, during the late summer of 1861 using the 11th Arkansas Battalion as its nucleus. After fighting at Farmington, Mississippi, and Richmond, Kentucky, it was assigned to McNair's and D. H. Reynold's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. From April to August, 1863, the 25th was consolidated with the 31st Arkansas Regiment. It fought at Murfreesboro and Jackson, then participated in the campaigns of the army from Chickamauga to Bentonville. The unit reported 10 casualties at Richmond, lost 7 killed, 51 wounded, and 3 missing at Murfreesboro, and of the 111 engaged at Chickamauga, fifty-five percent were disabled. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered.
The field officers were Colonel Charles J. Turnbull, Lieutenant Colonels Eli Hufstedler and Thomas S. Simington, and Majors James J. Franklin and L. L. Noles.