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Ouachita County

Rosters of Ouachita County Civil War Soldiers


Roster of Men who served from Ouachita County in the Civil War
Vignettes of some of the men who served from Ouachita County during the war.
(1)Roster of Hugh McCollum Camp, 1911
(1B) Roster of Hugh McCollum Camp, 1898
(2)Roll of the first three companies organized in Camden in 1861
(3Roster of the Camden City Guards
(4)Roster of Company B, Camden Knights
(5)Veterans Buried in Camden Cemeteries - Greenwood and Jewish Rest
(6)Veterans Buried in Camden Cemeteries - Old Cemetery and Forest Hill

 


Roster of Men who served from Ouachita County in the Civil War

Every effort was made to formulate a complete list compiled from several resources. If you have an ancestor that was a native of Ouachita County not included here, please send me an email. If you have additional information on someone listed here or wish to add someone, please contact Carol Smith

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Vignettes of the Soldiers

Agee, J. Monroe - enlisted in Company H, 6th Arkansas Infantry, and took part in a number of hotly contested engagements. At the battle of Shiloh he lost three fingers from his right hand. He was afterward a member of the Fifteenth Louisiana Battery and was captured at Vicksburg. He died in Camden, AR in 1905.

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Beard, John T. - served in Company K - 37th Texas Cavalry - CSA buried in the Liberty Cemetery (Redland)

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Bope, Philip was one of the most gallant soldiers in the Confederate army. He fought in all the battles of the First Arkansas Regiment. At one time he met his brother, who was serving in the Federal army, and they talked together on neutral ground, for half an hour. After the surrender he visited his northern home and was ordered out of town by the authorities. This made him a bitter Confederate soldier.

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Box, Reuben F. enlisted in Crawford's Cavalry and was in General Fagan's command until after the Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, when he was transferred to General W. Adams' command east of the Mississippi River.

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Bragg, Anthony V. enlisted in Company B Third Arkansas Regiment and served faithfully to the close of the war.

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Bragg, Junius - Doctor served during the war as surgeon of the Eleventh Arkansas Regiment and later in the Thirty-third regiment. He died in St. Louis, Missouri in 1900. He was the Assistant Surgeon of Grinstead's Regiment.

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Bragg, W. L. was first a member of the Sixth Arkansas Regiment and afterward commanded a company of sharp-shooters under General Braxton Bragg. He was wounded in the Battle of Murfreesboro. He died in Alabama.

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Brian, Aaron Wilson enlisted on June 29, 1861 in Company H of the 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Calvary. He suffered from partial blindness as a result of a war injury. He died on December 11, 1906 and is buried in an unmarked grave in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Jack Rogers

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Brian, James Fowler enlisted on September 15, 1864 in Company H of the 36th Arkansas Infantry known as "Flippin's Regiment". Son of Aaron Wilson Brian. James died November 23, 1921 and is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

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Brown, J. W. enlisted in the Confederate army at the opening of the hostilities and served in the medical department until the close. He was surgeon in Crawford's Cavalry. He died in Camden, Arkansas in September, 1904.

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Bunn, H. G. entered the Confederate service under General Ben McCullough in 1861. He was adjutant of the Fourth Arkansas Regiment until 1862, when he was promoted to the grade of Colonel for bravery. He was serving under General Joseph E. Johnson at his last Battle in Bentonville, NC. He died in El Dorado, Arkansas July 17, 1908.

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Cleaver, William H. enlisted in the Confederate army at Homer, Texas. He was captain of a company in Steele's Regiment, Sebley's Brigade and was killed near Mesilla, N. M.

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Cross, P. M. was a member of the Fifteenth Arkansas Regiment. During the siege of Port Hudson he received a severe wound in the head.

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Criner, Joseph W. served in the 6th and 15th Arkansas Infantry. Contact Robert or Barbara Ray

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Criner, Thomas D. served in the 1st Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Crawford's) Contact Robert or Barbara Ray

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Cubage, William R. enlisted in Co. D 33rd Arkansas Infantry at Camaden, Ouachita County, Feb. 8, 1863.

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Daly, John M. was Colonel of the Eighteenth Arkansas Regiment. He was killed in Battle at Corinth on February 4, 1862 while leading his regiment to the assault in the Charge of Cahill's Brigade. As he fell mortally wounded, he bade his men, "On with the assault!" and sunk to the ground.

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Dawson, Lawrence enlisted in Crawford's Cavalry and was with General Price on his Missouri Raid near the close of the war. He served in Sherman's brigade throughout the war.

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Earl, Samuel enlisted in the Third Arkansas Cavalry and was elected Colonel. He was killed in the Battle of Thompson's Station, TN in the spring of 1862.

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Elliott, George W. died in prison at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois in 1862.

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Fellows, John R.went out in the First Arkansas Regiment, there he was a prominent soldier, especially at the Battle of Shiloh. During the siege of Port Hudson he served as adjutant general under General Beale where he made a brilliant record.

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Gee, James M. enlisted in the Fifteenth Arkansas Regiment and was elected Colonel. He was taken prisoner at Fort Donnelson. After being exchanged he became identified with the Trans-Mississippi department. He died in Camden, AR October 22, 1869.

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Greening, E. S. enlisted in Company B, Camden Knights, later Company C Eleventh Arkansas Regiment. He was taken prisoner at Island 10 and exchanged in 1862. He was in every engagement throughout the war unhurt.

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Griggs, Andrew J. enlisted in the City Guards and was elected orderly sergeant but shortly afterward he became captain of the Company. During the latter part of the war he served as a major in the Army of Tennessee. He was killed near Decatur, Alabama.

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Hale Richard Allen Pvt  - Enl 17 Nov 1861 at Camden, AR. Escaped from Ft Donelson, TN 16 Feb 1862 and joined the 19th TN Regt. Now transferred back 6 Oct 1862. Captured 9 Jul 1863 and paroled 12 Jul 1863 at Port Hudson, LA.

High, Dixon was a member of Company B Thirty Third Arkansas Regiment. He was taken prisoner at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana and after being exchanged he returned to his regiment and served to the close of the war.

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Hobson, A. W. enlisted in June, 1861 and was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the Third Arkansas Regiment to succeed Colonel Samuel Earl.

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Hodnett, Hope T. went out as a captain of Company D Sixth Arkansas Regiment and was stationed at Pocahontas, AR, where he died of a disease contracted during the discharge of his duties.

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Hogg, William N. died at Vicksburg. on April 28th, 1863.

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Holmes, James S. was captain of a Company in Gunther's regiment, Fagan's Brigade. He died in Camden, AR in December 1890.

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Huling, W. H. (Henry Hulan) enlisted in Company H (The City Guards of Camden), 6th Arkansas Regiment of Volunteer Infantry. He served from May 15, 1861 to May 1, 1865. He and R. C. Huling served at Corinth (Shiloh), I feel certain that they also served in other battles where the 6th AR Infantry were engaged. He died October 6, 1902 in Pullman, Sevier County, Arkansas and is buried at DeQueen, Arkansas. Contact Vicky Sykes at jons@neto.com or visit Vicky's Family Tree Page.

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Johnson, B. W. enlisted as a private but soon afterwards was made adjutant of the Fifteenth Arkansas Regiment. He was wounded at Fort Donnelson and taken prisoner. After being exchanged he was elected colonel of his regiment. He was recaptured at Port Hudson. He died in Camden, AR in 1907.

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Juniel, James Warren enlisted in Company G, 12th Arkansas Infantry, where he served with
distinction until disabled at Belmont and discharged. After recovering, he again enlisted in Company G, 12th Arkansas Cavalry, and served under Generals Forrest and Wheeler until December, 1863, when he was placed in the secret service on account of his success as a scout, acting under Capt. A. M. Shannon and operating in Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina until the close of the war. He was wounded twice at Murfreesboro and was captured three times, but made his escape each time. (The Confederate Veteran Magazine. 1919. p. 149 ) From Goodspeed's...Southern Arkansas, p676." After the general surrender his command was ordered to escort Jeff Davis to the sea, and was with him at Atlanta, Ga., for the last time. "He died 14 November 1918 at Bearden, AR and was laid beside his father in the family cemetery. For more information contact Jane Wade

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Lightfoot, E. W. died in the Battle of Vicksburg.

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Lee, P. Lynch enlisted in the Fifteenth Arkansas Regiment at the beginning of the war and was promoted to the rank of Major. He was taken prisoner in 1862 and after being exchanged was made Lieutenant Colonel and served in this capacity until he was wounded and captured again, when he was sent to Johnson's Island where he remained prisoner to the close of the war. He died in Camden, AR in 1911.

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Lockett, Thomas W. enlisted as a private in the Lisbon Invincibles and was afterward elected Lieutenant. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga, where he was cited for exceptional bravery.

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Logan, John L. enlisted in 1861 and was elected Captain. When the regiment was re-organized he was elected Colonel. He was in the siege of Port Hudson and afterward commanded a Brigade under General Joseph E. Johnson. He was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

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Matthews, B. R. enlisted in Company I, Nineteenth Arkansas Regiment and was elected captain. Later he was incapacitated by illness and transferred to the Trans-Mississippi department where he served in the quartermaster's department until the close of the War.

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McCollum, Hugh enlisted in the First Regiment of Arkansas Infantry and was wounded at Shiloh. He joined Grinstead's Regiment (32nd Arkansas Infantry). He died in the Battle of Jenkin's Ferry on April 30, 1864.

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McLaughlin, E. H. enlisted in Company B, Camden Knights. He was taken prisoner at Tiptonville, TN and was exchanged in 1862 and re-enlisted immediately. He was wounded severely at Jackson, Mississippi from where he never fully recovered.

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McRae, W. E. enlisted as a private in Smith's Battery at Corinth, Mississippi where he served under General Hardee until the close of the war. He died in Camden, AR January 13, 1911.

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Mitchell, James E. went out with the Third Arkansas Cavalry under Colonel Earl. He lost an arm in the battle of Corinth.

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Moore, Charles E. enlisted in Company A First Arkansas Regiment as a private. He served in Virginia and was severely wounded in the Battle of Shiloh carrying the ball in his side to 1865.

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Morgan. A. S. led the first regiment that crossed the Mississippi River from the west. He died in Camden, AR in February, 1909.

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Newton, D. enlisted as a private in 1862, but later became captain of his company in the Thirty Third Arkansas Regiment, where he served until the close of the war.

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Pickett, Phillip Jefferson enlisted at Red Hill in Ouachita County on June 14, 1862 in the 33rd Arkansas Infantry. The enlisting officer was Captain J. B. Ponder. Pickett's great great grandson is Jesse Wood.

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Pittman, Joel Sheppard enlisted in the Confederate  Army in Co. D. , 10th Arkansas Cavalry at Camden Arkansas on September 26, 1863 under the command of Captain Holly Brooks Wilkinson. The company was composed primarily of men from Ouachita county and initially operated as an independent cavalry unit.  He was in the Devil's Backbone battle and the Camden Expedition. ; absent without leave since February  5, 1864; Later captured by Yankees at Longview, Arkansas on March 29, 1864; confined to the US Military Prison in Rock Island, Illinois where he died of pneumonia on November 29, 1864. He is buried in grave number 1630 at Rock Island Prison. ( Contact Charles Pittman [cpittman@jpsports.com])

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Pittman, John enlisted in Company I, Third Arkansas Infantry on January 27, 1863. He is listed as missing since 3 May 1863. (Brother of William H. Pittman) Elizabeth Cearley-Moore

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Pittman, William H. in Company D, 33rd Arkansas Infantry. He enlisted October 6, 1863. He is listed as deserted at Camp Bragg on the 28th January 1864. (Brother of John Pittman) Elizabeth Cearley-Moore

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Ramsey, D. B. was a captain of Ramsey's Battery, Army of Tennessee where he served throughout the war. He died in Newport, KY in September 1905.

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Ramsey, William K. enlisted in the Third Alabama Regiment while a student at the University of Alabama. He was wounded a number of times. He died in Camden, AR in March, 1910.

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Ratcliffe, William P. (Reverend) served as captain of the Ninth Arkansas Regiment throughout the war.

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Ritchie, J. F. enlisted in The Capital Guards, Sixth Arkansas Regiment where he was promoted to captaincy. He was in many important engagements, losing an arm at the Battle of Murfreesboro. He died in Little Rock in May, 1899.

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Ross, Francis enlisted in Company B of the 33rd Arkansas Infantry on June 17, 1862 at Camp Hindman, Camden, AR. He fought in the Battle of Prairie Grove in Northwest Arkansas on December 7, 1862. He died of measles in the camps at Little Rock. 181CHICKEN@aol.com

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Rucks, Ed went out as orderly sergeant in Company A, Camden Knights and served throughout the war.

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Sale, R. F. enlisted in the first regiment of volunteers that offered its services to the Confederacy. He died in Camden, AR in July 1907.

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Smith, Rowland B. served on General Dockery's staff as Major and was wounded severely at the Battle of Mark's Mill. He died in December, 1906.

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Stinson, George H. joined the first company that left Camden and lost an eye at the Battle of Shiloh, which incapacitated him for further service. He died in Camden, AR in May 1898.

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Thornton, John Randolph enlisted in the company known as the Yellow Jackets, a part of the Sixth Arkansas Regiment. Later he was made sergeant major, which position he held in the close of the war. John Randolph Thornton, along with the rest of a tenacious band of soldiers, was taken prisoner at the surrender of Port Hudson, Louisiana. Port Hudosn surrendered on July 9, 1863, severing the last link between the eastern part of the Confederacy and the Trans-Mississippi. From May 23 to July 9, 163, - 6, 800 - Confederate soldiers held off a Unoin force of 30,000 during the longest siege in U. S. military history. From Port Hudson, J. R. Thornton was transported first to New York, and then to Johnson's Island, Ohio, where he spent the remainder of the war. A sideline, yet interesting, story about John R. Thornton: Upon graduating from law school, young J. R. Thornton was not of legal age to practice law in the state of Arkansas. Not one to be easily deterred, and not being content to wait to reach legal age to practice his chosen profession, John R. Thornton took his problem to the Arkasnas State Legislature. Young THornton's problem was solved when the State Legislature, by special act, made him 21 years of age for the purpose of practicing law. For more information contact: Marie AuBuchon

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Venable, William Lumpkin enlisted in Company D, 1st Regiment (Crawford's) Arkansas Calvary on September 26, 1863 at Camden.

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Walker, John Wesley enlisted in 1st Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Crawford's). He served as a Major with his brother William Walker and brother-in-law Thomas D. Criner in the same unit. He was later buried in Buena Vista Cemetery, Ouachita County, AR. Contact Robert or Barbara Ray.

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Walker, William enlisted in 1st Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Crawford's). He was a Private. He was later buried in Buena Vista Cemetery, Ouachita County, AR. Contact Robert or Barbara Ray

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Webb, Lee enlisted in Company G Eleventh Arkansas Regiment. He was captured at Island 10 and sent to Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL. He was exchanged the following fall.

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Whitfield, J. K. was surgeon of the Eleventh Arkansas Regiment. He went out as orderly sergeant of Company B, Camden Knights and was later transferred to the medical department.

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Winfrey, John W. was wounded at the siege of Arkansas Post. Being unfit for field service, he was detached to the telegraph corps.

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Winter, Samuel enlisted in the Ouachita Grays, Sixth Arkansas Regiment and participated in all the battles fought by this regiment.

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Wright, George M. enlisted in 1861 and served on year in Virginia. Early in 1862 he joined the Appeal Battery and served until January, 1863, when he was made adjutant of Colonel Morgan's regiment. In December, 1863, he was made adjutant in Colonel Wright's regiment where he served to the close of the war.

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