Arkansas 3rd Infantry Regiment



    The Arkansas 3rd Infantry Regiment, assembled at Lynchburg, Virginia, in June, 1861, contained men from Ashley, Drew, Desha, Hot Spring, Union, and Dallas counties. Assigned to H.R. Jackson's command, the unit took part in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign, then moved to Winchester and served under T.J. Jackson. Later it was assigned to General J. G. Walker's, J. B. Robertson's, and J. Gregg's command and became part of the Texas Brigade. After fighting in the Seven Days' Battles the 2nd Arkansas Battalion merged into the regiment. It went on to participate in many conflicts of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Maryland Campaign to Cold Harbor , except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk , Chickamauga , and Knoxville. The 3rd was active in the long Petersburg siege north of the James River and later the Appomattox Campaign. In December, 1861, it totalled 756 men, and reported 15 casualties at the Greenbrier River and 182 during the Maryland Campaign. Of the 479 engaged at Gettysburg , thirty-five percent were disabled. The regiment surrendered with 15 officers and 130 men.


      Colonels Van H. Manning, Albert Rust, and Robert S. Taylor; Lieutenant Colonels Seth M. Barton and William H. Tebbs; and Majors J. Hickson Capers, and John W. Reedy, Samuel W. Smith, and W.K. Wilkins.






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