4th Arkansas Infantry Regimental History

Company F was enrolled at Mt Ida, a village in the hills of Montgomery County, Arkansas. These men marched out of Mt Ida July 17th, 1861 as towns people played homemade drums and fifes. They had no idea the war would last as long as it did and take such a large toll on their lives. Their baggage consisted of homemade quilts, pots and pans and an assortment of rifles, mostly flintlocks, squirrel guns and a few double barrel shotguns. The supplies being loaded in wagons drawn by teams of oxen.

 4th Arkansas Infantry Regiment

Organized and mustered into Confederate service under the command of Colonel Evander McNair at Miller's Springs, Lawrence County, MO on August 17, 1861; an 11th, unlettered company was mustered in on November 11, 1861 and which was later detached to become Company H of the 16th Arkansas Infantry on December 4, 1861. Co. A was the "Calhoun Escopets"; Co. B the "Hempstead Hornets"; Co. C the "Caddo Rifles"; Co. D was the "Bright Star Rifles"; Co. E the "Confederate Guards"; Co. F the "Montgomery Hunters"; Co. G the "Pike County Blues"; Co. H, the "Polk County Invincibles".

The 4th Arkansas was assigned to McCulloch's Brigade in northwest Arkansas in late August, 1861. Served in the Indian Territory, September-October 1861. Reassigned to McIntosh's Brigade, McCulloch's Division of Van Dorn's Army of the West in February, 1862. Fought at Leetown battlefield at Pea Ridge on March 7-8, 1862. Reconsolidated at Van Buren, Arkansas, then marched overland to Des Arc where the regiment was transported by steamboat to Memphis in an attempt to unite the Army of the West with the Confederate Army of Mississippi to attack Grant at Pittsburgh Landing TN, but arrived too late for the Battle of Shiloh. Reorganized at Corinth, MS on May 8, 1862. Served in Price's Division, Army of the West in the Corinth Campaign in May-June, 1862, then participated in battles of Richmond, and Perryville KY in August and October of 1862, respectively. In December, 1862, reassigned to McNair's Brigade, McCown's Division where it fought in the battles of Stones River (Dec. 31, 1862-Jan 3, 1863), the siege of Jackson MS in July, 1863; Chickamauga (Sep 19-20, 1863); Siege of Chattanooga (Sep.-Nov. 1863); the Atlanta Campaign, Dug Gap, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Ezra Church, the siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro, and Lovejoy's Station. Consolidated with the 4th and 34th Arkansas Infantry in the summer of 1863. Reassigned to D.H. Hill's Brigade for Hood's Tennessee Campaign where it fought at Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville, and Sugar Creek. Engaged in the Carolinas Campaign in early 1865, and at the last battles of the Army of Tennessee at Avarasboro and Bentonville on March 19-21, 1865. Survivors were apparently consolidated along with those of the 4th Infantry Battalion, 9th, and 25th Arkansas Infantry regiments and the 1st and 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles regiments and renamed as the 1st Mounted Rifles Consolidated Regiment at Smithfield, NC on April 9th, 1865. Surrendered two weeks later with LTG Joe Johnston's Army of Tennessee near Durham, North Carolina.

Officers: Col. Evander McNair. Field Officers: Lt. Col. (later Col.) Henry G. Bunn, Maj. (later Lt. Col) James H. May, Maj. Joseph B. McCulloch, Lt. Col. Samuel Ogden

References: Washington L. Gammage, The Camp, the Bivouac, and the Battlefield, Being a History of the Fourth Arkansas Regiment, from its First Organization Down to the Present Date; John W. Lavender, They Never Came Back: the Story of Company "F", Fourth Arkansas Infantry

 

Colonel Evander McNair

4th (McNair's) ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT 
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA

COMPANY F

ABENATHIA, DARIAUS Pvt -Enl 27 Feb 1861 at a camp on Boston Mountain, AR.

AMERSON, JAMES M. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed 16 Dec 1861-1 Mar 1862. Paroled 2 May 1865 at Augusta, GA.

AMERSON, JASPER A. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862.

Amerson, John R. - pvt- Died in Arkansas

AMERSON, NATHANIEL M. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862.

Baird, Jos J.  1st Sgt - Discharged Aug 6th 1862

BAKER, HEWLET M. Sgt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed to Montgomery Co, AR 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862. Wounded hip/ slight at Murfreesboro, TN 31 Dec 1862. (recovered)  Issued clothing 30 Sep 1864.

BAKER, JAMES M. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Discharged 25 Feb 1862.

BAXTER, STEPHEN M. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. In St Mary's Hospital, Lagrange, GA 12 Jul 1864, returned to duty. Issued clothing 30 Sep 1864.

BEGGS, JAMES C. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Issued clothing 30 Sep 1864.

BEGGS, MARTIN V. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1861 at Mt Ida, AR. Wounded at Murfreesboro, TN 31 Dec 1862. Died of wounds 21 Jan 1863. Also shows : Captured and sent to MP at Camp Morton, IN. Captured in Hospital at Richmond, VA after Lee's surrender and transferred to Point Lookout, MD 2 May 1865.Took oath 7 Jul 1865 at Point Lookout, MD. Discharged 17 Jul 1865. Federal records show captured at Murfreesboro, TN and died of wounds 23 Jan 1863.

BLAKLY, JAHUE I. Pvt - Enl 2 Aug 1861 at Camp Jackson, AR.

BOGLE, ROBERT Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed from hospital, date not known. Captured 28 Jul 1864 on the White River in AR and sent to MP at Alton, IL 26 Nov 1864. Transferred to Rock Island, IL 7 Dec 1864.

BROWN, T.J. Sgt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO.  Discharged

BIDDIE, WILSON F. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862. Wounded Arm & Thigh at Elk Horn Tavern, AR Died abt. 29th March

BIDDIE, JAMES H. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. In hospital at Little Rock, AR 14 May 1862.

BINGHAM, ALEXANDER Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Furloughed from hospital, Died March 7th 1862 

Blakely, John Pvt - Left in AR

BOSTICK, THOMAS J. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO.  Captured in KY

BOWLES, JOHN M. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Discharged 17 Nov 1862 as a non-conscript.

BRACKVILLE, GEORGE W. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Issued clothing 30 Sep 1864.

Braggs, M. V. - pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt. Vernon, MO  wounded Knee/ severely at Murfreesboro, TN  (recovered)

BREWER, GEORGE W. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO. Died 11 Feb 1862.

BREWER, WILLIAM P. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at Mt Vernon, MO.  Shot in head / Killed at Richmond, KY 30 Aug 1862.

BYBEE, JAMES R. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Present Feb 1862.

CHAPMAN, GEORGE R. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. . Furloughed to Montgomery Co, AR 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862.

Chapman, J. M. pvt-  Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt. Vernon, MO  Wounded Thigh/ severely at Murfreesboro, TN (recovered)

CHAPMAN, THOMAS N. Pvt- Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Wounded and captured 31 Dec 1862 at Murfreesboro, TN and sent to MP at Camp Morton, IN then to City Point, VA (Not dated). Paroled 8 Jan 1865 at Nashville, TN. Ht 5' 8", eyes hazel, hair brn, complx drk. No family.

COCKBURN, WILLIAM Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Died 10 Jan 1862.

DAGLEY JAMES H. Pvt Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Deserted 23 Mar 1863.

DAVIS, PHILIP D. 3Lt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Present 28 Feb 1862. Resigned 8th May 1862

DYER, WILLIAM G. Pvt- Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Idaa, AR. Deserted 22 Jul 1863.

ELLISON, JAMES E. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR.

EARNEST, JEREMUAH Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Age 43, born in Sevier Co, TN. Discharged 20 Apr 1862 due to Dropsy.

FITZ, WILLIAM R. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Deserted 25 Jan 1864.

FREEMAN, WILLIAM Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Discharged 17 Nov 1862 as a non conscript.

FRYER, JAMES S. Cpl - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Present Feb 1862. Left in AR 1st Corporal

FRYER, WILLIAM Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed to Montgomery Co, AR 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862.

GARRETT, JESSE F. Sgt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Killed 31 Dec 1862 at Murfreesboro, TN. Honor Roll 3 Oct 1863.

GASTON, WILLIAM W. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Discharged for disability 23 Jun 1862.

GENTRY, THOMAS Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, A. Prisoner 10 Mar 1862.

GILLEY, HIRAM Pvt - Enl 21 Oct 1861 at Ft Smith, AR. Furloughed 17 Dec 1861-1 Mar 1862. Died in AR march 15th 1862

GILLEY, WILLIAM R. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Deserted 25 Jan 1864. Wounded Foot/ slight at Chickamauga, TN (recovered)

GOLDEN, JOHN T. Pvt Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Died 25 Feb 1862.

GOODNER, DAVID M. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Age 37. Discharged 23 Apr 1862.

GOODNER, GILFORD D. 2Lt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed to Montgomery Co, AR 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862. Wounded 31 Dec 1862 at Murfreesboro, TN. Resigned 1 Aug 1863.

GOODNER, JOHN G. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Discharged 19 Apr 1862.

GOODNER, JAMES M. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed to Montgomery Co, AR 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862.

GOSS, NATHANIEL B. Pvt - Enl at the Boston Mountains in AR.

HARBIN, MATHEW Pvt - Furloughed to Montgomery Co, AR 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862. Discharged 25 Mar 1862.

HARBIN, YOUNG R. Cpl - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Sick in hospital Aug 1864.

HUNT, C.B.

IRONS, JONATHAN Pvt - Discharged Nov. 1862

IRONS, WILLIAM  Pvt- Discharged Nov 1862

KIMBR0, B.F.

KINSEY, A. J.

KINSEY, W W.

LAMB, R. Pvt - Discharged May 1862

LAMB, WILLIAM K. Pvt - Died Feb 1862

LAMB, Z. R.  Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861at a camp near Mt. Vernon, MO Wounded Foot/ severe at Chickamauga, TN (recovered)

LAVENDER, JOSEPH

LAVENDER, J.W.

LAWRENCE, J. PAT  Pvt- Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt. Vernon, MO Captured at Elk Horn, AR (exchanged) Wounded Leg/ slight at Chickamauga, TN (recovered)

LOGAN, BEN P.  Lieut- Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt. Vernon, MO Wounded Leg/ dangerously died at hospital

MAY, RUFUS

MAYBERRY, ANTHER - 2nd lieut- Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt. Vernon, MO. resigned 4th Apr 1862

McALISTER, RILEY

McCONELI, A.W.

McCONNELL, R.W.

McCONNELL, D. M.

McDANIEL, WILLIAM R.

McKINNEY, F.M.

McKINNEY, N.B.  Pvt- Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt. Vernon, MO. Wounded Arm/ severe at Richmond, KY  (recovered)

McKINNEY, WILLIAM

MORGAN, N A.

NOYLES, J.

PARHAM, J.W.

PEARCE, ROBERT J. Pvt - Left in AR

PENROD, LEWIS  2nd Corp- discharged 1862

PIERCE, GEORGE W.

PITMAN, JOSEPH S.

POST, RICHARD T.

RALPH, JAMES Pvt - Discharged Nov 1862

ROYALL, ROBERT

ROYALL, WILLIAM Pvt - Discharged Dec 1862

SANDERS, AARON Pvt- Left in AR

SANDERS, BENJAMIN Pvt.- Detailed to Artillery

SANDERS, ISAAC  pvt - Died Jan 2nd 1862

SABDERS, JOSEPH

SAVALL, DAVID  Pvt - Discharged April 20th 1862

SCOTT, A.J.

SCOTT, GEORGE S.

SCOTT, HARMON W.

SCOTT, W.M.  Pvt - Missing at Murfreesboro, TN

SECREST, M. B. Pvt - Deid March 15th 1862

SIMPSON, F. M.

SIMPSON, J.M.  Cpt.- Enl Aug 17 1861 at a camp near Mt. Vernon, MO, Wounded / Thigh Broken at Elkhorn Tavern, AR  Died abt 30th March

SIMPSON, M.V.

SIMPSON, R. M.  pvt - Enl Aug 17 1861 at a camp near Mt.Vernon, MO Wounded Thigh/ severely at Murfreesboro, TN (recovered)

SINGLETON, F. M.

STACY, JAMES A. Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Deserted 22 Jul 1863.

STACY, WILLIAM Sgt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Discharged 22 Jan 1863 for disability.

STEWART, PLEASANT Pvt -Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Discharged 17 Nov 1862 as a non-conscript.

STEWART, VIRGILL A. Pvt - Enl 21 Oct 1861 at Ft Smith, AR. Died 29 Jun 1862.

STEWART, WILLIAM Pvt -Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Wounded Side/ Slight at Murfreesboro, TN (recovered) Wounded Breast/ flesh/slight at Chickamauga, TN (recovered) Detached to QM Dept 20 Dec 1863.

SWITZER, C. A. Pvt -Enl 12 Dec 1862 at Readyville, TN. Died at hospital 17 Jul 1863.

SWITZER, JAMES R. Bvt 2Lt - Enl 21 Oct 1861 at Ft Smith, AR. Killed 11 Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS.

VAYLES, WILLIAM C. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan1 862 at Mt Ida, AR.

WALLACE, MILES T. Pvt - Enl 21 Oct 1862 at Ft Smith, AR. Deserted 22 Jul 1863.

WALLACE, SAMUEL S. Pvt - Enl 21 Oct 1861 at Ft Smith, AR. Discharged 19 Jan 1862.

WEBB, JAMES A. Sgt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Promoted 22 Jan 1863. Deserted 16 Jul 1863.

WEBB, JESSE C. Pvt - Captured Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS and sent to MP at Camp Morton, IN 7 Aug 1863. Died 3 Aug 1864 of malarial fever. Grave 1022, Greenlawn Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.

WEBB, JONATHAN Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Captured 8 Mar 1862 at Pea Ridge, AR. Exchanged 17 May 1862. Died 19 Aug 1862 at Chattanooga, TN.

WEBB, LEWIS Pvt -Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Died 31 Oct 1861.

WELDON, COLUMBUS Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed to Montgomery Co, AR. 5 Oct 1861-1 Mar 1862. Wounded "Pretty Low Down" at Elk Horn Tavern, AR (recovered) Discharged 13 May 1862.

WEST, JAMES M. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Died 30 Jun 1862.

WEST, JOHN Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Died 21 Jul 1862.

WHEELER, GABRIEL Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. In hospital at Greensboro, NC Mar 1865.

WILLHITE, GEORGE A. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR.

WILLIAMS, FRANKLIN B. Pvt -Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Died 26 Aug 1861.

WILLIAMS, HUGH P. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR.

WILLIAMS, JEREMIAH Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. POW on parole Oct-Dec 1862. Deserted Feb 1863.

WILLIAMS, JOHN Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR. Discharged 17 Nov 1862 as non conscript.

WILLIAMS, JOHN A. Pvt - Enl 6 Jan 1862 at Mt Ida, AR.  Died March 17th 1862

WILLIAMS, JOSEPH W. Pvt - Enl 21 Oct 1861 at Ft Smith, AR. Present 28 Feb 1862.

WILLIAMS,WILLIAM M. Cpl - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Discharged at hospital before 31 Dec 1862.  (September 1862)

WILLIAMS, ZACHARIAH Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Furloughed 20 Dec 1861-20 Jan 1862. Captured 4 Jul 1863 at Helena, AR. and sent to MP at Alton, IL.

WILLINGHAMM JOHN Pvt - Captured 24 Oct 1864 at Mound City, JS and sent to MP at Alton, IL 16 Nov 1864. Died 30 Jan 1865 of chronic diarrhea.

WOOD, ELIJAH Pvt - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Present through Feb 1862. Wounded Ace "slight" at Elk Horn Tavern, AR (recovered)

WOOD, JOHN G. Cpl - Enl 17 Aug 1861 at a camp near Mt Vernon, MO. Present through 28 Feb 1862. Discharged 

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