26th Arkansas Infantry Regiment.
Organized as Morgan’s Battalion on June 14, 1862, it was increased to a full regiment and reorganized as the 26th Arkansas Infantry on July 23, 1862, at DeValls Bluff, Arkansas. Asa Stokely Morgan, formerly of the famed 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment, was appointed as lieutenant-colonel of the battalion, and was promoted to colonel when the 26th Arkansas was organized. The regiment was assigned to McRae’s Brigade, Shoup’s Division, First Corps, Army of the Trans-Mississippi, and fought at Prairie Grove and Devil’s Backbone. Later, the regiment took part in the Red River Campaign, fighting at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, on April 9, 1864. The 26th Arkansas was then ordered back to Arkansas to counter Union General Steele’s Camden Expedition, culminating in the battle of Jenkins’ Ferry on April 30, 1864. The regiment remained in south Arkansas for the next year, and was included in the general surrender of the Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi Department on May 26, 1865.
Co. A —Drew County.
Co. B —Drew County.
Co. C —Jefferson County.
Co. D —Bradley County.
Co. E —Drew County.
Co. F —Dallas County.
Co. G —Lafayette County.
Co. H —Johnson County.
Co. I —Arkansas County.
Co. K —Jefferson County.
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