Creator

Date Original

1875

Description

This collection contains muster rolls for some of the Arkansas State Guard companies. Each company's captain is listed, and the county of origin is usually included as well.

Biographical/Historical Note

Prior to the state and federal National Guard that exist today, state and territory militias were largely responsible for national defense. The military of Arkansas was originally organized as the Arkansas Territorial Militia until the Civil War. Following the Civil War, Arkansas began to rebuild its military. The Arkansas State Guard was composed of about 2,000 men and began a four-month deployment in November 1868, during which they fought with the Ku Klux Klan and arrested numerous Klan members. Multiple units also served in the Spanish-American War. As a result of the Militia Act of 1903, each state's militia was reorganized into the National Guard.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.001021

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas State Guards muster rolls

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas State Guards muster rolls, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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