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This collection contains a roster of Company I of the Third Arkansas Infantry.

Biographical/Historical Note

The 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment ,also known as "Third Arkansas"; July 5, 1861 – April 12, 1865, was a regiment of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, and the most celebrated unit from the state. Formed and initially commanded by Colonel Albert Rust, and later falling under the command of Colonel Van. H. Manning, the regiment was part of the Army of Northern Virginia, serving under General Robert E. Lee. The 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment served for the duration of the war, from the late months of 1861, through to its surrender at Appomattox Court House in 1865. It was the only regiment from the state of Arkansas to serve the entire war in the Eastern Theater, where most of the major Civil War battles were fought. It was also the only Arkansas regiment to initially sign up for the duration of the Civil War, with all other regiments from the state signing on for a one-year enlistment. Company I — "The Tulip Rifles", commanded by Captain Alexander, organized at Tulip, Dallas county. On July 18, 1862, thirty members of disbanded Company B, Second Arkansas Infantry Battalion, were assigned to this company. Company I was the only company in the Third Arkansas that made significant use of conscripts to reinforce its ranks. In March 1863, thirty farmers and furloughed soldiers from other regiments were conscripted at Camden, Arkansas, and sent to the company in Virginia. During its four years of service, 150 men served in Company I. Only thirteen of them remained when the company was surrendered at Appomattox Court House.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Roster of Company I, Third Arkansas Infantry Volunteers, C.S.A., SMC.049.021


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Roster of Company I, Third Arkansas Infantry Volunteers, C.S.A., Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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