11th Infantry Regiment, organized during July, 1861, in Saline County, Arkansas, contained men from Yell, Ouachita, Saline, and Sebastian counties. The unit was active at Memphis and Fort Pillow, then, assigned to the Western Department, was captured on Apirl 8, 1862, at Island No. 10. After being exchanged and reorganized as mounted infantry, it moved to lower Mississippi. The 11th served under the command of Generals W. Adams, Mabry, and Ross, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, and in April, 1864, was consolidated with the 17th (Rector's) Arkansas Regiment. It skirmished in Louisiana, fought in several small engagements in Mississippi, and was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865.
Colonels J. L. Logan and J. M. Smith, Lieutenant Colonels M. S. Miller and McDuff Vance, and Major James T. Poe.