18th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
18th (Carroll's-Daly's-Crockett's) Infantry Regiment was assembled at Devall's Bluff, Arkansas, during the summer of 1861. Some of its members were from Camden, De Witt, and Pine Bluff. With about 1,000 men it moved to Fort Pillow, Tennessee and was decimated by disease. Ordered to Corinth, where conditions were no better, many continued to suffer from sickness. Its strength was down to 425 effectives at Iuka, and in the fight of Corinth it lost 12 killed, 34 wounded, and 82 missing. Later it was assigned to Beall's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. In April, 1863, the unit was united with Power's 14th and Lyles' 23rd Arkansas Regiments and in July was captured at Port Hudson. After being exchanged, it was reorganized and mounted. Attached to General Dockery's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, the 18th fought at Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry, and later disbanded.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
18th (Carroll's-Daly's-Crockett's) Infantry Regiment was assembled at Devall's Bluff, Arkansas, during the summer of 1861. Some of its members were from Camden, De Witt, and Pine Bluff.
Company A—“Jefferson Minute-Men” of Jefferson county.
Company B—“Princeton Rifles” of Dallas county.
Company C—“Prairie County Avengers” of Prairie county.
Company D—“Pine Buff Rebels” of Jefferson county.
Company E—“Arkansas Rifles” of Arkansas county.
Company F—“Auburn Grays” of Arkansas county.
Company G—“Cotton Plant Guards” of St Francis (now Woodruff) county.
Company H—“North Fork Rangers” of Saline county.
Company I—“Ouachita Rifles” of Ouachita county.
Company K—“Jefferson Rifles” of Jefferson county. 
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Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Arkansas in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Arkansas in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Hewitt, Lawrence Lee. A place named ... desperate!. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana : VAAPR, c1982), FHL book 976.318/P1 M2p