33rd Arkansas Regiment was commanded by Colonel Grinstead and Brigadier Commander Tapin of Churchill's Divison of the Southern armies
Captain Francis Erwin, was injured at the Battle of Elkhorn, 7 March 1862 while in command of the Co. C. the "Caddo Rifles", so resigned his commission. He went back to Montgomery County, Arkansas and raised Company I. the majority enlisting at Caddo Gap June 24, 1862. They were mustered into the 33rd Arkansas Infantry at Arkansas Post July 3, 1862. Another list
|Amerson, Amos D.
Bates, James M.
Biddy, James M. Private/Lieutenant original filed under James H. Biddie
Canford, William J. original filed under Cranford, Wesley
Carrol, William D. Private/Corporal
Chambers, George W.
Christopher, Barnett A.*
Cockburn, D.D. original filed under Cockburn, Dennis F.
Colwell, William G. Corporal/Private
Corley, Isaac M
Cox, Moses C. Private/Sergeant
Cox. William J. Corporal/Sergeant
Curley Jon F. 3Lieutenant / Brevet 2Lieutenant
Dean, William J.
Deavers, Ruben L
Dilbeck, Benson, G.
Dodgen, E.W. also see 4th ARK Vol.
Erwin, Francis J. Captain/Captain
Farr, Thomas Sergeant/Sergeant
Fowler, Mathan M.
Floyd, Nathan B.
Fryar James S. Sergeant/Private also see 4th ARK Vol.
Gladden, Robert E. Private/Sergeant
Golden, Benjamin W.
Goodner, Henry S. Sergeant/ 1 Sergeant
Hall, John A.
Hendrix, Benjamin F.
Hopper, Richard also see 4th ARK Vol.
Hooper, John D. original filed under Hopper, John D.
Howard, Andrew J.
Huddleston, John A
Hughen, George Washington
Irons, James J.
Jones, James F.
Kimbrough, John W.
Kirby, George W.
Merideth, George D
Merideth, Thomas C.*
Moore, John L.
Morgan, William C. Private/Corporal
Morisett, James D. see also E. Battery
Pettitt, George W.
Pettitt, Peter W.
Pierce, Ruben H.*
Powell, Joseph Godene
Pugh, Henry M
Rankins, Marlen J.S. Private/Corporal
Reed, John, H.
Reed, John B. Corporal/Private
Ridge Green B.
Risenhoover, Robert P.
Robbins, Andrew J. Private/ Bat. I. Lieutenant
Robbins, Johnson, J. original filed under Robins, Jefferson F.
Robbins, McAfugh Private/Corporal orginal filed under Robbin, McFew.
Roland, William A.
Rowton, Quintus C. Private/Sergeant
Rowton, William R.
Salyers, M.V. 2 Lieutenant/ 2 Lieutenant
Salyers, Martin P. 2 Lieutenant/ 2 Lieutenant
Salyers, Philip Private/Corporal
Sanders, Elisha H. also see Etters Battery
Scott, Thomas J.
Scott, William M.
Shed, Joseph S. Corporal/Private original filed under Shed, James
Sims, James M.
Smith, Andrew J.
Smith, Samuel M. Private/Sergeant
Smith, Thomas O.
Stewart, Thomas P.
Stovale, James H.
Swindle, Abeslom original filed under Swindel, Absalom S.
Tallant, Richard C.
Todd, John E. Private/Sergeant
Todd, William J.
Voyles, Jacob C.
Voyles, Newton, J.
Wallace, Drewe A.
Wallace, Samuel S.
West, John H.
White, George W.
White, John B.
Whisenhunt, Ely M
Whittington, Hiram A. Lieutenant
Wilson, Thomas P.
Wimberley, Mark M.
Note: Rank private on enrollment and discharge unless
*Died in the war.
Co. I. 33rd Arkansas Infantry Grinstead's Regiment, Tappan's
Brigade, Churchill's Division formed at Camden July 3 1862 and their route
took them to Prairie Grove Dec 7 1862- retreated south to Little Rock, Monroe, LA
Aug. 1863; and to Delhi, back to Arkansas then to Shreveport, LA; Manfield and Pleasant
Hill and they participated in the battles of:
Prairie Grove, Helena, Prairie DeAnn April 1864, Poison Spring, Marks Mill and Jenkins Ferry April 30, 1864 where the Colonel died (Grinstead).
Co. I. 33rd Arkansas Infantry
Discharged by furnishing a substitute before 31 Oct 1862.
Colwell, William G. Pvt - age 28.
Maberry, James W. Pvt - age 26.
McKinney, George P. Pvt - age 30.
Smith, Sammuel M. Sgt - age 30.
Many avoided military service by taking advantage of the section of the Enrollment Act of 1863 allowing draftees to pay $300 to a substitute who served for them. By 1864 the fee had climbed to over $1000.
The Enrollment Act, enacted to the need to swell the ranks of the Union army, subjected all males between the ages of twenty and forty-five to the draft. Men who were mentally or physically impaired, the only son of a widow, the son of infirm parents, or a widower with dependent children were exempt. The act divided the United States into enrollment districts along the lines of congressional districts.
All eligible males were enrolled and grouped into one of two classes. Class one grouped men between the ages of twenty and thirty-five years and unmarried men between thirty-five and forty-five. Class two included all other persons subject to do military duty. Enrollees had their names placed on consolidated lists where their name, place of residence, age as of July 1, 1863, race, occupation, marital status, place of birth, and, perhaps, remarks were recorded. A draft enrollment is one of the few places an individual may be located if he does not have a service record. The consolidated lists show these men as having been enrolled but give no clue as to why they did not serve. The answer should lie with records in the congressional district in which the individual lived.
Reference: Index to Compiled Service Record of Confederate Soldiers who served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas. National Archives Mirco-copy #376. These are index cards contain only the soldiers name, company, unit and rank on enrollment and rank on discharge.
Montgomery Country: Our Heritage Vol. 1 Pages 340-352 Civil war
Montgomery Country: Our Heritage Vol. 2 Page 1115 A list of veterans, 33rd AR, appeared in The Review-Democrat Womble, Arkansas, Dec. 4, 1924.
Ruben L. DeVer - Private 33rd Arkansas Infantry Company I
Enlisted June 24, 1862, aged 24 years, at Montgomery Co. Ark.
Born 1838 near Bradley Co. Tennessee
Absent sick Oct 1862
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