INDEX to the
3rd Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, CSA.
The 3rd Arkansas Cavalry was organized at Little Rock on June 10, 1861, as the 1st (Borland’s) Battalion Arkansas Cavalry. On July 27, 1861, the battalion was mustered into Confederate service for one year, and on July 29 was reorganized as the 1st Regiment Arkansas Mounted Volunteers. On January 15, 1862, it was redesignated as the 3rd Regiment Arkansas Cavalry. It was reorganized at Corinth, Mississippi, on May 26, 1862, with the addition of two companies (I and K) from the recently-disbanded Williamson’s Battalion Arkansas Infantry. Much to the dissatisfaction of the men, the regiment was dismounted to serve as infantry, and fought as such at Corinth and Hatchie Bridge, where they suffered appalling casualties. Finally, the regiment was remounted and served as cavalry for the rest of the war. The 3rd Arkansas Cavalry served under Major-General “Fighting Joe” Wheeler in the Confederate Army of Mississippi for much of the war. The regiment had an outstanding reputation, and benefitted from very competent leadership. The commanders of the regiment were Colonels Solon Borland, Samuel G. Earle, and Anson W. Hobson. The remnants of the regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee and were paroled at Chesterfield, South Carolina, on May 5, 1865.
Co. A —Dallas County (Princeton Light Horse).
Co. B —Perry County (Perry Rangers).
Co. C —Saline County (Saline Rifle Rangers).
Co. D —Pulaski County (Danley’s Rangers).
1st Co. E —Pope County (transferred from Williamson’s Battalion, May 26, 1862).
2nd Co. E —White and Crittenden Counties (transferred from 2nd Arkansas Cavalry, January 1, 1863).
Co. F —Hot Spring County (Hot Springs Cavalry).
Co. G —Ouachita County (Ouachita Cavalry).
Co. H —Ouachita County (Camden Cavalry).
Co. I —Conway County (transferred from Williamson’s Battalion, May 26, 1862).
Co. K —Yell County (transferred from Williamson’s Battalion, May 26, 1862).
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