Thirty-first Regiment Arkansas Infantry.
Company D—Van Buren County.

This company was organized at Clinton, Arkansas, on January 22, 1862, Captain Robert S. Hill commanding.  When McCray’s Battalion was organized on January 25, 1862, the Clinton company was assigned as Company D.  The company retained this designation when McCray’s Battalion was reorganized as the 31st Arkansas Infantry on May 27, 1862.  A total of 107 men are known to have served with Company D.  Nearly a fourth of them died of disease during the war; only one of them was left at the surrender in April 1865.  One member, Private William H. Huie, was awarded the Confederate equivalent of the Medal of Honor for his heroism at the Battle of Chickamauga.
 

Arnhart, John
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; died in hospital at Cleveland, Tennessee, January 27, 1863.

Arnhart, William E
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 21; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Bailey, John M
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 36; detailed as wagon-master; enlisted in Co. E, 8th Arkansas Cavalry, in Conway county, Arkansas, February 25, 1863.

Barnes, David D
Sergeant—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 35; elected third lieutenant, May 26, 1862; promoted second lieutenant, September 29, 1862; resigned for disability, November 12, 1862.

Bittle, Amos
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 17; died of disease, June 28, 1862.

Blackburn, Harvey
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 42; absent sick, June 30, 1863; deserted and took oath of allegiance at Canton, Mississippi, July 18, 1863.

Bonds, Richard
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 17; absent sick in Arkansas since April 15, 1862; dropped from the rolls.

Bonds, W C
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 20; died of disease, October 28, 1862.

Bradford, Daniel C
Sergeant—Enlisted at Quitman, Arkansas, December 27, 1861; age 20; deserted, August 7, 1863.

Bradford, David C
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 19; captured at Sugar Valley, Georgia, May 14, 1864; sent to Alton, Illinois, May 25, 1864; sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois, August 23, 1864; died in prison, January 15, 1865.

Bradford, F M
Third Lieutenant—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 25; not reelected at the reorganization, May 27, 1862.

Brewer, John L
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 17; left sick in Kentucky, August 31, 1862; absent sick through June 30, 1863; dropped from the rolls, August 31, 1863.

Brinkley, Jonathan
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 18; died of disease, May 20, 1862.

Brownfield, G C
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 26; present through December 31, 1863; absent without leave since February 8, 1864.

Brownfield, M
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 23; died of disease, August 14, 1862.

Burnett, Daniel E
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 21; present through June 30, 1863; deserted, August 4, 1863.

Byrd, Andrew J
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 35; present through August 31, 1864.

Cates, John P
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 18; detailed in 1st Arkansas Light Artillery since November 10, 1862; absent sick in hospital at Atlanta, Georgia, September 1863.

Christopher, James
First Lieutenant—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 24; not reelected at the reorganization, May 27, 1862; enlisted in Co. A, 8th Arkansas Cavalry, at Clinton, Arkansas, March 4, 1863; appointed captain.

Clouse, John
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 35; present through February 29, 1864; transferred to Co. G, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, April 9, 1865; surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, April 26, 1865.

Cullum, Thomas Montaville
Second Lieutenant—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 24; promoted first lieutenant, September 29, 1862; absent on detached duty since November 17, 1862; dropped from the rolls, April 30, 1863.

Cullum, William
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 36; appointed assistant commissary; died of disease, June 4, 1862.

Daugherty, William W
Fourth Sergeant—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; reduced to private, September 1862; present through February 29, 1864; wounded in action in Georgia, July 19, 1864; absent sick in hospital, August 31, 1864.

Downs, William H
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 36; appointed first corporal; present through February 29, 1864; captured at Sugar Valley, Georgia, May 14, 1864; sent to Alton, Illinois; sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois, August 23, 1864; released on oath of allegiance, June 17, 1865.

Duke, Nicholas
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 19; absent without leave, October 31, 1862; enlisted in Co. L, 8th Arkansas Cavalry, in Van Buren county, Arkansas, January 8, 1863.

Eason, Richard
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 30; deserted, August 4, 1863.

Freeman, Isaah
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 17; deserted on the retreat from Jackson, Mississippi, July 17, 1863; captured near Jackson, Mississippi, July 18, 1862; sent to Camp Morton, Indiana; released on oath of allegiance, May 20, 1865.

Gaddy, James Knox Polk
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 15; discharged for disability, October 29, 1862; enlisted in Co. M, 3rd Arkansas (Union) Cavalry, at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 28, 1864; appointed bugler.

Gibson, G W
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 19; present through February 29, 1864; killed in action at Atlanta, Georgia, July 28, 1864.

Goodnight, John Henry
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 36; appointed fifth sergeant, June 1, 1862; promoted fourth sergeant, November 6, 1862; died of disease, June 4, 1863.

Goodnight, Thomas
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 24; present through June 30, 1863; deserted, August 7, 1863.

Goodwin, John
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; died of disease, August 14, 1862.

Gray, Pickens
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 19; died of disease, May 20, 1862.

Hargis, J W
Second Corporal—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 18; present through February 29, 1864; transferred to Engineer Corps, May 18, 1864.

Harmon, L B
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 14; left sick on the retreat from Corinth, Mississippi; absent sick through June 30, 1863; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1863.

Hayes, J L
Third Lieutenant—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 30; promoted captain, May 26, 1862, and transferred to Co. G; promoted lieutenant-colonel, February 10, 1863; transferred to field and staff, February 19, 1863; relieved of duty by consolidation, September 1, 1863; absent on detached service since February 28, 1863; captured and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio; admitted to prison hospital, March 5, 1864; no further record.

Heard, G T
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 27; deserted on the retreat from Jackson, Mississippi, July 17, 1863; captured near Jackson, Mississippi, July 18, 1863; sent to Camp Morton, Indiana, August 7, 1863; died in prison, November 4, 1863.

Hendrickson, Ephraim
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 35; died of disease, September 1, 1862.

Hensley, Nathaniel
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 16; absent sick, October 31, 1862; discharged, November 19, 1862; enlisted in Co. M, 3rd Arkansas (Union) Cavalry, at Lewisburg, Arkansas, December 7, 1864.

Hill, Robert S
Captain—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 30; absent sick since January 27, 1863; discharged for disability, February 28, 1863; enlisted in Co. A, 8th Arkansas Cavalry, May 15, 1863; discharged, July 13, 1863.

Holmes, Garner
Sergeant—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 25; elected first lieutenant, May 27, 1862; wounded in action at Richmond, Kentucky, August 30, 1862; died of wounds, September 29, 1862.

Holmes, J W
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 21; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Holmes, William D
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 23; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Huie, William H Medal of Honor
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 17; present through February 29, 1864; Medal of Honor for Battle of Chickamauga; absent on furlough for thirty days, August 31, 1864.

Humble, D T
Second Corporal—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 24; promoted second sergeant; promoted first sergeant, November 6, 1862; absent sick in hospital since May 19, 1864; admitted to hospital with gunshot wound in right shoulder, September 4, 1864; paroled at Meridian, Mississippi, May 14, 1865.

Ingram, Henry
Private—Enlisted at Clarendon, Arkansas, March 27, 1862; age 17; no further record.

Jackson, W C
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 35; died of disease, August 15, 1862.

Kendall, Albert
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 19; died of disease, July 4, 1862.

Kendall, George P
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 17; captured and exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi, December 4, 1862; died “on the cars on his way to hospital”, March 20, 1863.

Lacefield, W C
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 39; left sick in Kentucky, August 31, 1862, “not heard from since”.

Lancaster, A J
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; absent sick in Arkansas through December 31, 1862; dropped from the rolls.

Lancaster, Jesse
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Lee, George W
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 16; wounded in the left foot at Nashville, Tennessee, December 15, 1864; captured at Columbia, Tennessee, December 22, 1864; sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, March 12, 1865; sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, for exchange, March 26, 1865; released on oath of allegiance, June 6, 1865.

Linn, Andrew J
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 20; appointed fifth sergeant, November 6, 1862; present through February 29, 1864; killed in action at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, July 20, 1864.

Linn, Isaiah S
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 23; died of disease, April 1, 1862.

McDaniel, J T
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; died of disease, January 5, 1863.

McMorris, Silas B
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 18; present through October 31, 1863; captured at Sugar Valley, Georgia, May 14, 1864; sent to Alton, Illinois, May 25, 1864; sent to Rock Island, Illinois, December 8, 1864; took oath of allegiance, February 14, 1865; sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, for exchange, March 13, 1865.

Maxwell, Abner
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 42; captured as a deserter near Jackson, Mississippi, July 18, 1863; sent to Camp Morton, Indiana, August 7, 1863; released on oath of allegiance, May 22, 1865.

May, W C
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 24; absent without leave, August 31, 1862.

Melton, J A
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 22; died of disease, June 20, 1862.

Melton, William H
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; captured and sent to Cincinnati, Ohio; exchanged, October 13, 1862; absent without leave since February 4, 1864.

Merryman, Carroll
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 24; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Merryman, Lewis T
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 19; died of disease, July 20, 1862.

Neely, John E
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 30; appointed fifth sergeant; promoted first sergeant before October 31, 1862; elected third lieutenant, November 6, 1862; promoted first lieutenant before June 30, 1863; present through February 29, 1864; wounded in action, May 14, 1864; absent sick in hospital, August 31, 1864.

Nichols, Elijah
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 18; present through February 29, 1864; wounded in action in Georgia, July 28, 1864; absent sick in hospital, August 31, 1864; paroled at Jacksonport, Arkansas, June 5, 1865.

Nored, James B
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 23; present, in arrest, August 31, 1863; absent, detailed on guard at Meridian, Mississippi, October 31, 1863; admitted to Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Georgia, June 1, 1864; returned to duty, June 6, 1864; wounded in action in Georgia, July 28, 1864; absent sick in hospital, August 31, 1864; admitted to CSA General Hospital #11, Charlotte, North Carolina, for amputation of left leg, January 19, 1865; furloughed, January 31, 1865.

Null, Andrew J
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 18; absent sick through October 31, 1863; present, February 29, 1864; present, August 31, 1864.

Parker, John T
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 28; appointed fourth corporal before October 31, 1862; present through February 29, 1864; absent sick in hospital at Jackson, Mississippi since August 20, 1864; died in hospital, September 12, 1864.

Passmore, G W
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 17; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Patterson, James H
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 41; absent sick, December 31, 1862.

Payton, John H
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 22; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862..

Pennington, Killis J
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 35; absent sick in Arkansas since April 15, 1862; dropped from the rolls.

Pierce, Dion H
First Sergeant—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 41; reduced to fourth sergeant; promoted third sergeant, November 6, 1862; detailed as acting forage-master; absent without leave since February 8, 1864.

Pistole, Marion
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 18; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Ramsey, William
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 20; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862; enlisted in Co. A, 8th Arkansas Cavalry, at Clinton, Arkansas, March 4, 1863; deserted, August 10, 1863.

Reece, Addison H
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, April 1, 1862; age 16; discharged, June 24, 1862.

Robertson, William
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 25; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Rogers, James A
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 25; absent sick in Arkansas since April 15, 1862; dropped from the rolls.

Row, Andrew J
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 24; elected third lieutenant, November 15, 1862; absent on furlough in Arkansas for fifty days since December 7, 1863; absent without leave since January 27, 1864; dropped from the rolls, June 11, 1864.

Scroggins, Jesse
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 16; left sick on the retreat from Corinth, Mississippi; died of disease, June 15, 1862.

Smith, Anderson Booker
Third Sergeant—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 35; absent sick through December 31, 1862; reduced to private before December 31, 1862; reportedly “died in the latter part of last year”, February 28, 1863.

Smith, Elias D
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 24; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Smith, Joseph E
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 20; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Stafford, James
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 23; absent sick since May 1863.

Staley, George G
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 25; present, August 31, 1862; wounded in action at Richmond, Kentucky, August 30, 1862; absent on furlough in Arkansas, December 31, 1862; absent without leave since January 1863; dropped from the rolls.

Stobaugh, William H
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 22; appointed third sergeant, June 1, 1862; promoted second sergeant, November 6, 1862; deserted during the retreat from Jackson, Mississippi, July 17, 1863; captured near Jackson, Mississippi, July 17, 1863; sent to Camp Morton, Indiana; enlisted in 32nd Indiana Volunteers, September 23, 1863.

Sutton, Thomas
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 19; absent west of the Mississippi River, August 31, 1862.

Thomas, William
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; left sick while on the Big Black River, Mississippi, June 30, 1863.

Thompson, J H
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 24; present through June 30, 1863; deserted, August 4, 1863.

Thompson, Zachariah
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; present through August 31, 1864; wounded in the arm and sent to hospital at Okolona, Mississippi; transferred to hospital at West Point, Mississippi, January 7, 1865.

Thornbrough, Samuel B
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; appointed hospital steward, April 14, 1862, and transferred to field and staff; absent on furlough for thirty days since January 9, 1864; absent without leave, February 29, 1864; captured in Searcy county, Arkansas, March 3, 1864; sent to Rock Island, Illinois, July 6, 1864; exchanged at Red River Landing, Louisiana, March 4, 1865.

Towery, A D
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 24; absent sick in Arkansas since April 15, 1862; dropped from the rolls.

Towery, A J
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 35; absent sick in Arkansas since April 15, 1862; dropped from the rolls.

Utley, J D
Third Corporal—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 33; “absent west of the Mississippi River”, August 31, 1862.

Westerman, G L
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 35; present through August 31, 1864.

Wheelers, Isaac
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 35; absent sick through June 30, 1863; dropped from the rolls.

White, Gabriel C
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 24; died of disease, June 20, 1862.

White, Robert
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 22; present through August 31, 1864.

Williams, Asa
Musician—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 18; deserted, August 4, 1863.

Williams, Charles T
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 17; absent sick through June 30, 1863; dropped from the rolls.

Wilson, Clinton
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 20; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862.

Winfrey, Jackson
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 22; dropped from the rolls for desertion, August 31, 1862; enlisted in Co. L, 8th Arkansas Cavalry, in Van Buren county, Arkansas, January 1, 1863.

Woods, Jeremiah
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 21; died of disease, May 15, 1862.

Young, A J
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, January 22, 1862; age 21; died of disease, April 1, 1862.

Young, Mathew
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; age 22; died of disease, June 20, 1862.

Young, W E
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 17; died of disease, June 18, 1862.

Young, Z B
Private—Enlisted at Clinton, Arkansas, February 1, 1862; age 34; left sick in Kentucky, August 31, 1862; no further record.

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