HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The Arkansas 2nd Infantry Regiment, assembled during the summer of 1861, contained men from Hempstead, Washington, Sebastian, and Crawford counties. The unit was ordered east of the Mississippi River and fought in the Battles of Shiloh , Corinth , and Perryville . It then was assigned to Liddell's and Govan's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. In September, 1863, the 2nd was united with the 15th (Cleburne's-Polk's-Josey's) Regiment, and in December, the 24th joined the consolidated unit. It participated in the many campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, moved from Hood into Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. This regiment was organized with 742 officers and men, and lost 15 killed, 94 wounded, and 9 missing at Murfreesboro . The 2nd/15th/24th totalled 295 men and 202 arms in December, 1863. At the Battle of Atlanta only the 2nd and 24th were united and this command sustained 130 casualties. Few surrendered in April, 1865.

OFFICERS:

    Colonels Daniel C. Govan, T. C. Hindman, J. W. Scaife, and E. Warfield; Lieutenant Colonels Jos. W. Bocage, E. G. Brasher, R. F. Harvey, and Charles Patterson; and Major A. T. Meek.

ASSIGNMENTS:

SERVICE:

Rowlett’s Station, Kentucky, December 17, 1861.
Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6-7, 1862.
Corinth Campaign, April to June 1862.
Richmond, Kentucky, August 29-30 1862.
Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, December 31, 1862 to January 3, 1863.
Tullahoma Campaign, June 1863.
Liberty Gap, Tennessee, June 24-26, 1863.
Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19-20, 1863.
Siege of Chattanooga, September to November 1863.
Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 25, 1863.
Ringgold Gap, Georgia, November 27, 1863.
Atlanta Campaign, May to September 1864.
Dalton, Georgia, May 5-11, 1864.
Resaca, Georgia, May 14-15, 1864.
New Hope Church, Georgia, May 25 - June 4, 1864.
Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864.
Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, July 20, 1864.
Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864.
Jonesboro, Georgia, August 31 to September 1, 1864.
Spring Hill, Tennessee, November 29, 1864.
Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864.
Nashville, Tennessee, December 15-16, 1864.
Carolinas Campaign, February to April 1865.
Bentonville, North Carolina, March 19-21,1865.

ROSTERS:

Field Staff and Band
Co. A-Phillips County.
Co. B-Phillips County.
1st Co. C-Phillips County.
2nd Co. C-Phillips County.
3rd Co. C-Phillips County.
Co. D-Phillips County.
1st Co. E-Phillips County.
2nd Co. E-Phillips County.
3rd Co. E-Phillips County.
Co. F-Phillips County.
Co. G-Bradley County.
Co. H-Jefferson County.
Co.  I-Bradley County.
Co. K-Saline County.

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