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20th Infantry Regiment, formerly G. W. King's 22nd Regiment, was organized during the spring of 1862. The unit moved east of the Mississippi River and at the Battles of Corinth and Hatchie Bridge reported 92 casualties. Later it was assigned to General M. E. Green's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and after fighting at Big Black River Bridge was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. Exchanged, reorganized, and mounted, the 20th was attached to Dockery's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department and was prominent at Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry. During the end of 1864 it disbanded. Joseph H. Crute, Jr, CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS TROOPS, "Units of the Confederate States Army", http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm (accessed October 8, 2010). <br>Predecessor unit: 22nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Little Rock, Arkansas, in August, 1861. The unit saw action at Elkhorn Tavern, then was reorganized for Confederate service. At that time it became H.P. Johnson's 20th Arkansas Regiment. Joseph H. Crute, Jr, CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS TROOPS, "Units of the Confederate States Army", http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm (accessed October 8, 2010).<br>Co. A —Hempstead County. <br>Co. B —Hempstead County.<br>Co. C —Hempstead County. <br>Co. D —Hot Spring County. <br>Co. E —Hempstead County. <br>Co. F —Perry County.<br>Co. G —Pulaski County. <br>Co. H —Bradley County. <br>Co. I —Pulaski County.<br>Co. K —Lafayette County. <br>Source: EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/20infhis.html . 08-11-2010. © 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. <br>
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=== Brief History  ===
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20th Infantry Regiment, formerly G. W. King's 22nd Regiment, was organized during the spring of 1862. The unit moved east of the Mississippi River and at the Battles of Corinth and Hatchie Bridge reported 92 casualties. Later it was assigned to General M. E. Green's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and after fighting at Big Black River Bridge was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. Exchanged, reorganized, and mounted, the 20th was attached to Dockery's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department and was prominent at Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry. During the end of 1864 it disbanded.<ref>National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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.<br>  
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Predecessor unit: 22nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Little Rock, Arkansas, in August, 1861. The unit saw action at Elkhorn Tavern, then was reorganized for Confederate service. At that time it became H.P. Johnson's 20th Arkansas Regiment. <ref>National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>  
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Co. A —Hempstead County. <br>Co. B —Hempstead County.<br>Co. C —Hempstead County. <br>Co. D —Hot Spring County. <br>Co. E —Hempstead County. <br>Co. F —Perry County.<br>Co. G —Pulaski County. <br>Co. H —Bradley County. <br>Co. I —Pulaski County.<br>Co. K —Lafayette County.&nbsp; <ref>EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/20infhis.html . 08-11-2010.</ref>
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© 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.  
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<br>The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,390 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAR0020RI Roster].
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=== Other Sources  ===
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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). <br>
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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. <br>
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*[[Arkansas in the Civil War|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.
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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.
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=== Referenes  ===
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Latest revision as of 17:51, 22 December 2017

Brief History[edit | edit source]

20th Infantry Regiment, formerly G. W. King's 22nd Regiment, was organized during the spring of 1862. The unit moved east of the Mississippi River and at the Battles of Corinth and Hatchie Bridge reported 92 casualties. Later it was assigned to General M. E. Green's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and after fighting at Big Black River Bridge was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. Exchanged, reorganized, and mounted, the 20th was attached to Dockery's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department and was prominent at Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry. During the end of 1864 it disbanded.[1]

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.

Predecessor unit: 22nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Little Rock, Arkansas, in August, 1861. The unit saw action at Elkhorn Tavern, then was reorganized for Confederate service. At that time it became H.P. Johnson's 20th Arkansas Regiment. [2]

Co. A —Hempstead County.
Co. B —Hempstead County.
Co. C —Hempstead County.
Co. D —Hot Spring County.
Co. E —Hempstead County.
Co. F —Perry County.
Co. G —Pulaski County.
Co. H —Bradley County.
Co. I —Pulaski County.
Co. K —Lafayette County.  [3]

© 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 1,390 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.

Referenes[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  3. EDWARD G. GERDES, Arkansas Civil War Regiments, Rosters and Muster Rolls, http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/20infhis.html . 08-11-2010.