6th Regiment, Arkansas Militia (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
The Napoleon Cavalry, a company of the 6th Arkansas Militia (the Desha County Militia), was organized on February 28, 1861, at Napoleon, Desha County, Arkansas. After Arkansas seceded from the Union in May, the company reorganized as a volunteer company, known as the Napoleon Rifles, and rode to Fort Smith, where they enlisted in Confederate service as Co. G, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, on June 15, 1861. The Napoleon Rifles served with the 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles throughout the war, eventually surrendering with the Confederate Army of Tennessee in North Carolina in April 1865.
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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.
The Napoleon Cavalry, a company of the 6th Arkansas Militia (the Desha County Militia), was organized on February 28, 1861, at Napoleon, Desha County, Arkansas.
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.