Third Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA

Regimental Band

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Bailey, George A
Musician.  Enlisted in 44th Alabama Infantry at Selma, Alabama, May 20, 1862; transferred to 3rd Arkansas regimental band; paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, April 12, 1865.

Bailey, James Augustus
Bandmaster.  Enlisted in 44th Alabama Infantry at Selma, Alabama, May 20, 1862; transferred to 3rd Arkansas regimental band as bandmaster; furloughed to Wilmington, North Caroline, January 28, 1865; born at Nashville, Tennessee.

Bailey, Richard Jesse
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. H, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Richmond, Virginia, April 8, 1862; transferred to regimental band, November 1862; paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, April 12, 1865; applied to the Tennessee Confederate Home in 1918; applied to the Arkansas Confederate Home in 1923, giving his residence as Garland county; filed Arkansas pension application #21190 from Pulaski county, date not stated.

Bateman, Peter F
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, May 20, 1861; promoted fourth corporal, August 9, 1861; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band in 1862; reduced to ranks and returned to Co. K, January 11, 1863; killed in action at Gettysburg, Virginia, July 2, 1863; born in Georgia, c1832; listed in Ashley county 1860 census with wife M.E.; occupation carpenter.

Clyde, Robert B
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, May 20, 1861; promoted second corporal; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, February 28, 1862; captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862; confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland; exchanged at Aikens Landing, Virginia, November 2, 1862; later served as first sergeant in Co. G, 4th Louisiana Cavalry; born in Chickasaw county, Mississippi, c1841; married Susan Elizabeth Wood in Ashley county, Arkansas, April 3, 1864; listed in Ashley county 1860 census; occupation post-office clerk.

Delaney, George Washington
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Ashley county, Arkansas, May 20, 1861; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, February 28, 1862; captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862; confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland, until exchanged, October 27, 1862; deserted in east Tennessee, February 1864; took oath of allegiance at Knoxville, Tennessee, February 29, 1864; born in St Francis county, Missouri, c1838; married Cynthia Peniston in Ashley county, Arkansas, March 27, 1865; occupation painter; bought land in Ashley county in 1860.

Files, James Samuel
Musician.  Enlisted as musician in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862; confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland, until exchanged, October 20, 1862; transferred to regimental band, January 1863; later served as sergeant in Co. G, 4th Louisiana Cavalry; born in Alabama, c1843; listed in Ashley county 1860 census.

Jackson, Joshua Blake
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, May 20, 1861; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, July 28, 1862; captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862; exchanged at Aikens Landing, Virginia, November 10, 1862; paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, April 12, 1865; born in Chesterfield county, South Carolina, August 25, 1840; died in Arkansas, April 18, 1913; married Mary E. Porter in South Carolina, February 4, 1869; widow filed Arkansas pension application #9008 from Phillips county, August 10, 1914; occupation carpenter; served as Ashley county surveyor, 1888-1892.

Lowry, Robert James
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. G, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Three Creeks, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, September 1863; paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, April 12, 1865; born in Mississippi, c1836; listed in Union county 1860 census with wife Olivia E.; occupation farmer; bought land in Union county in 1860.

McKinney, Henry Harrison
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, May 20, 1861; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, January 1, 1863; reduced to ranks and returned to Co. K, February 28, 1863; under arrest, January 1864; sentenced to three months hard labor with ball and chain on the fortifications at Richmond; slightly wounded in the head at the Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864; captured at Amelia Springs, Virginia, April 7, 1865; paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland, June 27, 1865; born in Tennessee, c1840; listed in Ashley county 1860 census; occupation saddlier; brother of Private Lee B. McKinney.

McKinney, Lee B
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band; captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862; exchanged at Aikens Landing, Virginia, November 10, 1862; no further record; born in Tennessee, c1834; married Mary Jane Wood in Ashley county, Arkansas, December 11, 1859; listed in Ashley county 1860 census; occupation farmer; brother of Private Henry H. McKinney.

Melton, George F
Musician.  Enlisted as musician in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Madison Court House, Virginia, March 1, 1862; transferred to regimental band; paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, April 12, 1865; paroled at Selma, Alabama, May 29, 1865; previously served in Co. K, 14th Virginia Cavalry.

Sparks, James E
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. F, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Rockport, Arkansas, June 20, 1861; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, May 15, 1863; captured at Amelia Court House, Virginia, April 7, 1865; took oath of allegiance at Point Lookout, Maryland, June 19, 1865.

Ward, Benjamin Franklin
Musician.  Enlisted as fifer in Co. F, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Camp Bartow, Virginia, September 25, 1861; transferred to regimental band, May 1, 1863; paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, April 12, 1865; born in North Carolina, April 29, 1839; died in Arkansas, September 8, 1872; buried in Rockport Cemetery, Hot Spring county, Arkansas; listed in Hot Spring county 1860 census; occupation farmer; brother of Private William J. Ward.

Ward, Francis Marion  “Frank”
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. E, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Champagnolle, Arkansas, June 20, 1861; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, June 1864; paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, April 12, 1865; born in Arkansas, September 19, 1843; died in Arkansas, February 3, 1905; buried in Old Champagnolle Cemetery, Union county, Arkansas; married Josephine Davis in Union county, January 25, 1875; widow filed Arkansas pension application #8057 from Nevada county, August 9, 1910; listed in Union county 1860 census; occupation farmer.

Ward, William J
Chief Musician.  Enlisted as drummer in Co. F, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Rockport, Arkansas, June 20, 1861; transferred to regimental band as chief musician, June 1863; born in North Carolina, c1843; listed in Hot Spring county 1860 census; occupation farmer; brother of Benjamin F. Ward.

White, Demarcus R  “Mark”
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, May 20, 1861; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, February 28, 1862; captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862; exchanged at Aikens Landing, Virginia, November 10, 1862, and returned to Co. K; paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, April 12, 1865; captured on his way home at Memphis, Tennessee, May 11, 1865; paroled at Memphis, Tennessee, May 16, 1865; born at Jacksonville, Calhoun county, Alabama, March 18, 1842; died in Ashley county, Arkansas, June 17, 1902; buried in Antioch Cemetery, Ashley county, Arkansas; married Nancy Stanley in Ashley county, November 1869; listed in Ashley county 1860 census; occupation farmer; attended 1889 and 1899 Confederate reunions at Hamburg, Arkansas; brother of Sergeant Hampton C. White and Private Tyler T. White.

White, Hampton C  “Hamp”
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, May 20, 1861; appointed third sergeant, May 20, 1861; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, May 28, 1862; detailed as hospital steward, September 17, 1863; paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, April 12, 1865; born at Jacksonville, Calhoun county, Alabama, c1837; listed in Ashley county 1860 census; occupation printer; served as Ashley county coroner, 1860-1862; brother of Privates Demarcus R. and Tyler T. White.

Wood, Augustus Baldwin
Chief Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862; confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland; exchanged at Aikenks Landing, Virginia, November 10, 1862; transferred to regimental band as chief musician, February 1863; captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863; no further record; born in Alabama, March 22, 1838; died in Arkansas, April 12, 1916; married Sallie Lou Robinson; listed in Ashley county 1860 census; occupation merchant; listed in 1911 Arkansas Confederate census at Fountain Hill, Arkansas; brother of Private William H. Wood.

Wood, S B
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, May 20, 1861; promoted third corporal, July 16, 1861; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band, February 28, 1862; wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863; furloughed to Arkansas to recover from wounds; no further record; died in Arkansas, August 13, 1904; married Virginia Ann Clyde in Ashley county, December 11, 1859; widow filed Arkansas pension application #4672 from Garland county, August 7, 1908.

Wood, William Henry
Musician.  Enlisted in Co. K, 9th Arkansas Infantry, at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, August 9, 1861; no record after May 31, 1862; enlisted in Co. K, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Arkansas, February 15, 1863; appointed musician and transferred to regimental band; no record after August 31, 1863; born in Talladega county, Alabama, August 26, 1840; died in Ashley county, Arkansas, March 25, 1893; buried in Flat Creek Cemetery, Ashley county; married Miss E. J. Woods in Ashley county, February 28, 1864; married Mary S. Woods in Ashley county, June 10, 1869; widow filed Arkansas pension application #14405 from Ashley county, August 4, 1902; listed in Ashley county 1860 census; occupation farmer; brother of Private Augustus B. Wood.


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