36th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

36th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in January, 1863, and was the successor to McRae's 28th Regiment. It served under McRae, L. C. Gause, and Roane in the Trans-Mississippi Department. In the fight at Helena this unit reported 21 killed, 70 wounded, and 68 missing. It then participated in the engagement at Jenkins' Ferry and later saw light action in Arkansas and Louisiana. The regiment was included in the surrender on June 2, 1865.[1]

The 36th Regt was organized by companies in June 1862 and as a regiment in June or July 1862. It was AKA the 28th AR Regiment in 1862.
It was consolidated into five companies 30 Sep1863.

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.

Co. A—White County.
Co. B—White County.
Co. C—Prairie County.
Co. D—Van Buren County.
Co. E—White County.
Co. F—Conway County.
Co. G—Pulaski County (includes men from other regiments who were hospitalized at Little Rock).
Co. H—White County.
Co. I—Conway County.
Co. K—Pulaski County. [2].

© 2001 by EDWARD G. GERDES all rights reserved. This information may be used by libraries and genealogical societies, however, commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior permission. If copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,870 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. See: EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/36f&s.html

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