23RD ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
NARA Film (M317):
Roll 177 A - B
Roll 178 C - H
Roll 179 I - Q
Roll 180 R - Y
Organized 25Apr1862 by consolidating Adams' and Hughes Inf Battalions and Adair's Inf Company. The companies were reorganized 27May1862 but the regiment was not organized until 10Sep1862. The regiment was mounted in mid-1864.
Corinth Campaign Apr - Jun1862
Corinth, MS 4-5Oct1862
Port Hudson, LA siege May-Jul1863
Price's Missouri Raid Sep-Oct1864
Most records were lost when the wagons were burned in southwest Missouri in 1864. The remaining records are from POW and parole records.
ADAMS CHARLES W. Col (F&S)
Elected to rank 25Apr1862 at Memphis, TN. Age 45, born Mass. See 33 Ark Inf. Recommended by Maj Gen T.C.Hindman for promotion to General 24Jun1864. Gen Shelby, in northern AR, mentions Adams as General Adams (Sec 1, Vol 34, Part 1 page 1051)
BARTON, JOSEPH F. Pvt ??? Reference slip - Cards filed as BARTON, JAMES F.
BLACKWOOD, JOHN O.
lJunl865 listed as deserter from the rebel army, Mississippi Co, AR. Age 30, eyes blue, hair light, complx fair, ht 5'9".
CHANDLER, J.W. Pvt
Captured Hudson, LA 4Ma1863, 19 miles from Pt. Hudson, LA
COOK, JOSEPH S. Pvt
Major Surgeon. Was SSgt until 25Jun when he was appointed Asst Surgeon. Captured 9Jul1863 and paroled l0Jull863 at Port Hudson, LA. Paroled 6Jun1865 at Pine Bluff, AR. Eyes blue, hair auburn, complx fair, ht 5' 10
GlBSON, J.H. Cpt Paroled 25May1865 at Wittsburg, AR.
GODBY(GODBEY), FLAVIUS J. Pvt
Enl 5 May 1862 at Harrisburg, AR by Joyner. Appointed Ordnance Sgt 11Novl862. Captured 9Jul1863 and paroled l0Jull863 at Port Hudson, LA. Paroled ?5May1865 at Wittsburg, AR. Age 26, eyes blue, hair light, complx light, ht 5'10", born inTN.
HOLCOMB, JOHN H (M). Pvt
Enl 6Mar1862 at Arkadelphia, AR by A.A.Pennington. Detailed in Medical Department. Appointed surgeon at Camden, AR in Trans-Miss Dept. Missing after the battle at Corinth, MS. Oct1862. Captured 9Jul1863 and paroled l0Jul1863 at Port Hudson, LA.
HOWARD, JOHN H Pvt
Residence: Randolph Co, NC. Paroled at Wittsburg, AR 23May1865. Eyes gray, hair dark, complx fair, ht 5'7''.
KELLY. WILLIAM J. Hospital Steward. Paroled 25May1865 at Wittsburg, AR.
LACKEY, J.W. Asst Surgeon
Enl 4Apr1862.Commissioned 26Jul1862, Age 25, born GA. Was exchanged at Vicksburg, MS. 4Dec1862. Received leave of absence 1Aprl863. In General Hospital in Shreveport, LA 5-I9Apr1865-Debilatis. (See personal papers of A.J. Wheat, Chaplain. See personal papers of Jos.M.Bowles, Co G 23rd Regt). Paroled 5Junl865. Documents included.
LEWIS, ? Sgt Co ? Paroled l5Jull865 at Richmond, VA.
LEWIS, CHARLES W. Pvt Adjutant (F&S)
Enl lMarl862 at Marion, AR by O.P. Lyles. Detailed to QM Dept 26Jun1862. Adjutant of Consolidated Regt. Feb1863. Captured 7Jul1863 at Port Hudson, LA. Sent to Point Lookout, MD. 21Mar1865, to Ft Delaware, DE 28Apr1865. Released on oath l2Jun1865. Place of residence Crittenden Co, AR. Eyes dark, hair dark, complx dark, ht 5'10". Documents included.
LYLES, OLIVER P. Col.
Enl 1Marl862 at Marion, AR by O. P. Lyles. Regimental commander Febl863 at Port Hudson, LA. Served as orderly Sgt in a cavalry unit in state service at commencement of the war. Captured 9Jul1863 at Port Hudson, LA. and sent north on the Steamer "Imperial" l8Jul1863. Sent to Sandusky, OH. Transferred to Point Lookout, MD 22Apr1864. Trfd to City Point, VA 27Aprl864 for exchange. Paroled 25May1865 at Wittsburg, AR.( See personal papers of W.N.R. Beall). Documents included.
McMURRY, JAMES Cpt AQM
Enl 27Mar1862 in Co G at Jacksonport, AR by Maj. Haskell. Elected 2Lt and appointed regimental QM 28 Apr 1862. Up Red River on QM duty 28 Feb 1863. Age 24 born Jamacia, W.I. Dropped l6 Apr l863. Captured 7 Ju1 1863 at Port Hudson, LA . and sent north on the teamer "Imperial" to Sandusky, OH. 29 Jul 1863 from Cairo, IL.Transferred to Point Lookout, MD 21 Mar 1865 to Ft Delaware, Del 28 Apr 1865. Place of residence: Chicot Co, AR. Eyes blue, hair light, complx ruddy, ht 5' I 1" Released l2 Jan 1865.
MOSELEY, WILLIAM W. 1LT
Enl 10Ma l862 in St Francis Co, AR by J.W.Seward. Sgt from 25Apr1862 to 11Jun1862. Elected 1Lt at reorganization 26May1862, assigned to duty 11Jun1862. Captured at Corinth, MS and paroled Octl862. Captured 9Jul1863 at Port Hudson, LA and sent north on the steamer "Planet" 16Jul1863 to Johnson's Island, OH. Sent to Point Lookout, MD 21Mar1865, transferred to Ft Delaware, DE 8Apr1865. Released on oath l2Jun1865. Place of residence: St Francis Co. AR, eyes blue, hair light, complx light, ht 6'. Documents included.
MYERS, SILAS F. Sgt. Appears on a list of deserters from the Rebel Army at Memphis, TN l3Jun1865. Place of residence: Mississippi Co. AR. Age 34, eyes hazel, hair black, complx fair, ht 6'.
NESBITT, JOHN B. Lt AAG. Paroled 25May1865 at Wittsburg, AR.
NORTON, MILTON D. Capt & A.C.&S.
Enl 11Mar1862 at Helena, AR by Cpt Clendening. Appointed regimental commissary 27Apr1862. AWL in Ark 28Feb1862. Appointed 2Lt 11Ma l862, age 32, born NY. Captured 9Jul1863 and paroled 10Jul1863 at Port Hudson, LA. Captured 16Dec1863 in Phillips Co, AR and sent to Memphis, TN l9Dec1863. Sent to Camp Chase, OH 28Febl864. Released 3Nov1864. Eyes gray, hair dark, complx light, ht 6'. Documents included.
PASLAY(PASLEY), JOSEPH C. Pvt
Enl 20Mar1862 in Phillips Co, AR by Cpt Black. Promoted to be surgeon of the regiment 30Apr1862. AWL for 15 days from 26Jun1862. Discharged - having furnished a substitute THOS. L. DlCKEY 25Ju l862.
PENNlNGTON, ABRAHAM A. LT Col
Cpt 6Mar1862. age 37. Elected Lt Col 10Sepl862. In Saltillo, MS on duty 10Sepl862. Many documents included.
POPE, OSWALD Cpt Inspector for Lyle's Command. Paroled 25May1865 at Wittsburg, AR
PRICE, WILLIAM B. Pvt
Enl 11Mar1862 at Helena, AR by Cpt Clendening. Appointed Sgt Major 1Jul1862. Sent to hospital 10Aug1862. Whereabouts unknown 30Apr1863.
ROBINSON, JAMES F. Maj
Enl 27Mar1862 at Jacksonport, AR by Maj Haskell. Captain of the company until 25Apr1862, elected major on that date. AWL from 26Jun1862 for 15 days. Age 31, born in lreland. Documents included.
ROWORTH, JOSEPH G. 1st Sgt (Adjutant)
Enl 11Mar1862 at Helena, AR. Appointed adjutant 29May1862. Deserted from Jackson, MS (Tendered resignation) in Oct1862. Age 34, born in England. Documents are attached.
SMALL, T.J. Pvt
Resident of St Francis Co, AR. Oath of allegiance at Memphis, TN 11Nov1864. Age 30, eyes hazel, hair dark, complx dark, ht 5'11".
STEEL, ALEXANDER CLARK Sgt Major
Enl 5May1862 in Poinsett Co, AR by M. W. Lewis. Wounded at Corinth, MS 5Octl862. Left near Holly Springs, MS l0Oct1862. Name signed by power attorney. Appointed Sgt Major l4Sep1862. Captured 9Jul1863 and paroled 10Jul1863 at Port Hudson, LA.
WHlTSITT, T.C.S. Surgeon
Ordered to report to duty at Priceville, MS 30Jul1862 by Med. Director. Originally entered service as a private 14Dec1861. Age 39, born TN.
WILLIAMS, J.H. Ordnance Sgt Appears on register of deserters from the rebel army at Memphis, TN, 11Jun1865. Age 34, eyes gray, hair brown, complx fair, ht 6'1/2", residence: Mississippi County, AR.
WILLIAMSON, JAMES, Pvt
Appears on the list of deserters from the rebel army at Memphis, TN 11Jun1865. Age 55 eyes black, hair black, complx fair, ht 5'10".
WILLIS, JOHN S. Pvt (Filed with C.C. HARRELLS Bn Ark Cav)
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