20th Regiment Arkansas Infantry.

The 20th Arkansas Infantry was organized at DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, on April 9, 1862, with ten companies of volunteers from central and southwest Arkansas.  Initially designated as the 22nd Arkansas Infantry, it was reorganized at Corinth, Mississippi, on May 13, 1862; and redesignated as the 20th Arkansas Infantry, in order to avoid confusion with McCord’s 22nd Arkansas Infantry.  The regiment fought at Corinth, Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Champion’s Hill, and the Big Black River Bridge, all in Mississippi, in 1862-1863.  It was assigned to the garrison at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and endured the siege of that place until the surrender on July 4, 1863.  The men were paroled and returned to Arkansas.  After being exchanged, the 20th Arkansas was mounted and fought in the Camden Expedition in April 1864.  In November 1864, the remnants of the 18th, 19th and 20th Arkansas regiments were combined to form the 3rd Arkansas Consolidated Regiment.  The regiment was included in the general surrender of Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi Department on May 26, 1865. — Edward Gerdes and Bryan Howerton, Researchers.

NOTE:  The record of events of most companies contains a statement essentially as follows: “The books, muster rolls, and papers all were destroyed at the retreat of Corinth, Mississippi, due to not being furnished transportation; and this had to be made out by our memory.”

Field and Staff.
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.

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