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This company was presumably organized in Randolph county, Arkansas, by Captain A. G. Kelsey. The company enlisted for 30 days on November 18, 1861, and was discharged on December 18, 1861, at Camp Borland, near Pocahontas, Arkansas. This company’s records are in the poorest shape of any of the companies of the regiment. The orderly sergeant had extremely poor handwriting and in most cases entered only initials in lieu of first names. This makes it difficult to verify the identities of most of the men; however, those who can be identified seem to be mostly from Randolph and neighboring Lawrence counties. It must have been a local company, because no authorization was made for payment of transportation to their homes.
Endorsement on Company A muster roll—“Muster Roll of Capt. A. G. Kelsey’s Co. of Volunteer Infantry, raised in response to Col. Borland’s call of Nov. 5; mustered into the Confederate service Nov. 18 for 30 days, and discharged Dec. 18, 1861; entitled to pay from date of muster to the time set opposite their respective names and to transportation and subsistence from Pocahontas to —, Ark., — miles.”
Adair, G W—Private.
Allcock, D O—Private; later served in Co. E, 38th Arkansas Infantry.
Biggers, John G—First Lieutenant.
Black, John P—Private; elected major of regiment.
Boatman, R [or P]—Private.
Brimmage, J P—Private.
Brown, H H—Private.
Bullard, St Clair—Private.
Cameron, J R [ or J F]—Private.
Casey, J M—First Corporal.
Chesser, J M—Private.
Cleveland, H A—Private.
Cluck, J F—Private.
Crowder, J D—Private.
Douglas, J B—Fourth Sergeant.
Drake, James R—Second Corporal.
Drake, William B—Second Lieutenant.
Dunn, C W—Private.
Flynn, J [or S]—Private.
Gentry, S A—First Sergeant.
Glasscock, G W—Private.
Griffin, M—Fourth Corporal.
Hill, Lewis C—Private.
Hogan, B P—Private.
Hutchinson, Z P—Private.
Jeffcoat, W R—Private.
Jones, B F—Private.
Kellett, R B—Private.
Kelsey, A G—Captain.
Kelsey, Hiram A—Private; appointed regimental commissary.
Layton, R G—Private; later served in Co. E, 38th Arkansas Infantry.
Leach, J W—Private.
Lingo, John —Private.
Littrell, A J—Private.
McCafferty, D—Second Sergeant.
McCarroll, A J—Private; later served in Co. G, 38th Arkansas Infantry.
McGill, William A—Private.
McKenzie, J W—Third Corporal.
McNabb, F A—Private.
Marvin, James C—Fifth Sergeant.
Mitchell, John C—Third Lieutenant.
Nettles, Carter—Private; later served in Co. H, 38th Arkansas Infantry.
O’Guinn, J—Private; later served in Co. G, 8th Arkansas Infantry Battalion.
Ratcliff, Hammond W—Third Sergeant.
Ratcliff, T J—Private.
Reynolds, D W—Private.
Roach, William F—Private.
Sherwood, J F—Private.
Smart, H M—Private.
Speed, George—Private; later served in Co. H, 38th Arkansas Infantry.
Stallcup, S S—Private.
Tadlock, J C—Private.
Warren, Elijah J—Private.
Watson, S W—Private.
Watson, T J—Private.
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