4th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (State Troops) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
See: EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, 
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
This company was organized at Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas, May 22, 1861, by Captain Larkin Bunch. It was assigned as Company B, Fourth Regiment, Arkansas State Troops—Colonel James David Walker, commanding—and fought at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Missouri, August 10, 1861. The company was mustered out of service at Camp Rector, Arkansas, August 30, 1861, along with the other State Troops. Its members returned home, where most of them soon enlisted in regular Confederate regiments. .
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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.
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]
- EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~arcivwar/c4arinf.html
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
- EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/bunch's.html . 11/8/2010