Creator

Date Original

1931

Description

This collection contains correspondence about the flag of the First Arkansas Infantry, Confederate StatesArmy.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edmond R. Wiles served as Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was giventhe flag of the First Arkansas Infantry by James L. Respress, who had received the flag from LieutenantColonel William T. Martin via his aunt, Mattie Marshall, and his mother, Hattie Virginia Marshall.The First Arkansas Infantry was one of the first regiments to be recruited directly for the ConfederateArmy. The regiment fought in several key Civil War battles, including at Shiloh, Chickamauga, and inthe Atlanta Campaign. The regiment surrendered with General Johnson's Army at Bentonville, NorthCarolina, in 1865.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; North Carolina

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.005.027

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Edmond R. Wiles papers, SMC.005.027

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Edmond R. Wiles papers, 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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