The 7th Regiment Arkansas Militia was part of the old prewar State militia organization, and constituted the militia of Franklin County, Arkansas. Like the rest of the Arkansas State Miltia, the 7th Regiment saw no action during the Civil War. The regiment mustered at Ozark for its annual inspection and drill in February and March of 1862, after which it was deactivated, and its members enlisted in regular Confederate regiments. Most of the members of the Franklin County Militia enlisted in Co. I, 34th Arkansas Infantry. Later in the war, several of the militiamen enlisted in Union regiments.
Field and Staff Officers.
Period of Service: February 22 to March 19, 1862.
Berry, Albert L—Colonel.
Lane, T N—Lieutenant-Colonel.
Crook, Washington B—Major.
Fayth, William H—Adjutant. Enlisted in Co. K, 4th Arkansas Cavalry.
Mansfield, William W—Commissary.
Fillingim, D W—Judge Advocate.
Carter, Wallace A—Surgeon.
Rutherford, S M—Assistant Surgeon.
Forrest, A J—Sergeant-Major. Enlisted in Co. K, 4th Arkansas Cavalry.
A—Capt. George W. C. Nixon.
Co. B—Capt. Addison M. Bourland.
Co. C—Capt. David M. Adams.
Co. D—Capt. John P. Turner.
Co. E—Capt. Elias Murray.
If you have any questions or comments or if you would like to have more information about the Civil War and Pension Records of the men who served in these Companies, contact Jeri Helms Fultz or Bryan Howerton.
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