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4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment
Flag of Arkansas
Arkansas state flag
Country Confederate States of America
Branch Cavalry
Allegiance CSA Flag of the Confederate States of America (1865)
Service history
Active 1861 to 1865
Commanders
Insignia

The 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (1862–1865) was a Confederate Army Cavalry regiment from the state of Arkansas during the American Civil War. The regiment was designated at various times as Carroll's Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, Thompson's Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, and Gordon's Regiment Arkansas Cavalry. During the same time it was also known as 1st Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, 2nd Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, 9th Regiment Arkansas Cavalry and the 11th Regiment Arkansas Cavalry.[1]

OrganizationEdit

The 4th Arkansas Cavalry was mustered into Confederate service at Camp Massard, Arkansas, on July 11, 1862, for three years or the war.[2] The unit was composed of volunteer companies from the following counties:[3]

  • Company A, of Madison County
  • Company B, Originally commanded by Captain (later Colonel) Anderson Gordong, from Conway County, enlisted at at Lewisburg, Arkansas, on June 14, 1862.[2]
  • Company C, of Yell County
  • Company D, of Johnson County
  • Company E, of Pope County
  • Company F, of Washington County
  • Company G, of Benton County
  • Company H, of Benton County (Contains many former members of the 10th Regiment Arkansas Militia)[4]
  • Company I, of Sebastian County
  • Company K, of Franklin County

BattlesEdit

4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment served in General Cabell's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and took an active part in the Battle of Poison Spring and the Battle of Marks' Mills where twenty-one percent of the 117 engaged were disabled.[5] Later it participated in Price's Missouri Expedition and reported 106 casualties.[5]

SurrenderEdit

During the spring of 1865 the 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment disbanded.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, Confederate Arkansas Troops, 25th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Accessed 27 January 2011, http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm
  2. 2.0 2.1 Howerton, Bryan R., "Re: 4th Regiment AR Cavalry", Arkansas in the Civil War Message Board, Posted 23 July 2005, Accessed 8 February 2011, http://history-sites.com/cgi-bin/bbs53x/arcwmb/arch_config.pl?read=10575
  3. Edward G. Gerdes Civil War Page, 4TH (GORDON'S) ARKANSAS CAVALRY REGIMENT, Accessed 28 January 2011, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/4thindx.html
  4. Edward G. Gerdes Civil War Page, 10th Regiment Arkansas Militia (Johnson County). Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kraus-Everette Genealogy, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Gordon's), CSA, Accessed 2 February 2010, http://www.larkcom.us/ancestry/civilwar/cw_cs_4th_arkansas_calvary_regiment_(gordons).cfm

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