Arkansas 2nd Cavalry Regiment



 


  • HISTORICAL NOTES:

      The Arkansas 2nd Cavalry Regiment was organized during the early spring of 1862 using Phifer's Arkansas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. Many of the men were from Drew and Dallas counties. The unit served in the Army of the West and the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and took an active part in the conflicts at Iuka , Corinth , and Hatchie Bridge . Later it was assigned to W.A. Crawford's, J.C. Wright's, and W.F. Slemon's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department. After fighting at Poison Spring , the regiment participated in Price's Missouri Expedition and was captured at Mine Creek on October 25, 1864.

  • OFFICERS:

      Colonel W.F. Slemons, Lieutenant Colonels Thomas M. Cockran and H. A. Withers, and Majors T.J. Reid and William J. Somervell.

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    Hooker, Col. Charles E.
    - Confederate Military History - Arkansas Volume
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    The Civil War in Arkansas
     
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    Historical Sketch and Roster of the 2nd Regiment Arkansas Cavalry
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    Rigdon, John C.
    Arkansas Civil War Soldiers Index
     
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