Arkansas History Commission
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
~The history commissiom does not conduct research for patrons.~
To obtain Service Records,Pension Records, request NATF form 80 from the,
NOTE: Your local library may have this form available.
8th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington , D.C. 20408
American Revolution (1775-1783)
- Dhonau, R.W. A Roster of the Arkansas Society, Son of the American Revolution, 1890-1985 and Register of Ancestors. Little Rock: the author, 1985.
- Payne, Dorothy E. Arkansas Pensioners, 1818-1900: Records of Some Arkansas Residents Who Applied to the Federal Government for Benefits Arising From Service in Federal Military Organizations (Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Indian and Mexican Wars). Easley. S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1985. List nearly one thousand individuals with some miscellaneous data.
~Index to Revolutionary War Pension Applications in the National Archives, Bicentennial Ed., revised and published in 1976 by the National Genealogical Society.
~Report From the Secretary of War in Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States, published in 3 vols. in 1835 as State Document 514, 23rd Congress, 1st sessions.
~List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883, published in 5 vols. in 1883 as Senate Executive Document 84, 47th Congress, 2d sessions.
(These publications are available in most large public libraries and in research libraries.)
War of 1812 (1784-1815)
- Christensen, Katheren, comp. Arkansas Military Bounty Grants (War of 1812). Hot Spring: Arkansas Ancestors, 1971. Contains some 6,600 entries. Data included to who patented, warrant number, patent date, and comments (if any).
- War of 1812 Pensioners Living in Arkansas During the 1880s: Abstracte From the Executive Documents. Cullman, Ala.: Grgath Co., 1980.
Indians Wars, Mexican War 1816-1860)
- Allen, Desmond W. Arkansas' Mexican War Soldier. Conway: Arkansas Research, 1988.
- Morgan, James Logan, Arkansas Volunteers of 1836-37: History and Roster of the First and Second Regiments of Arkansas Mounted Gunmen, 1836-1837, and a Roster of Captain Jesse Bean's Company of Mounted Rangers. Newport: Morgan Books, 1984.
Civil War (1861-1865)
- Allen, Desmond W., comp. Arkansas Union Cavaliers. Conway:Arkansas Research, 1987.
- Allen, Desmond W., comp. Arkansas Union Infantry. Conway:Arkansas Research, 1987.
- Allen, Desmond W., comp. Arkansas Union Soldiers Pension Application Index. Conway:the author, 1987.
- Allen, Desmond W., comp. Arkansas Union Records. 2 vols. Conway:the compiler, 1987.
- Allen, Desmond W., comp. Arkansas' Damned Yankees: An Index to Union Soldiers in Arkansas Regiments. Conway:the author, 1987.
- Allen, Desmond W., comp. Index to Arkansas Confederate Pension Applications. Conway:Arkansas Research, 1991.
- Allen. Desmond W., Index to Arkansas Confederate Soldiers, 3 vols. Conway:Arkansas Research, 1990.
- Arkansas, Adjutant General's Office. Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the Period of the Late Rebellion, and to November 1, 1866. Washington, D.C.:Government Printing Office, 1866. Appensix A is a "Roster of Volunteers;" Appendix C is a "Roster of Arkansas Militia........."
- Collier, Calvin L. First-in-First-out:The Capitol Guards, Arkansas Brigade. Little Rock:Pioneer Press, 1961.
- Confederate Women of Arkansas in the Civil War, 1861-65. Little Rock: United Confedrate Veterans of Arkansas, 1907.
- Ingmire, Frances T., comp. Arkansas Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications. St. Louis, MO:the compiler, 1985. -Contains names of veteran and widow (if any) with number and date of pension application; military service (company, regiment, division); state in which served if other than Arkansas; dates of service; county of residence; date of death.
(Pensions based on military service to the Confederate States of America were authorized by some Southern States but not by the Federal Government until 1959. Inquiries about State pensions should be addressed to the State Archives at the capital of the veteran's State of residence after the war.)
- McLane, Bobbie J., and Capitola Glazner, trans. and eds. Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans. 3 vols. Hot Springs:Arkansas Ancestors, 1977-81.
- Pickett, Connie. Old Soldiers Home:Arkansas Confederate Soldiers and Widows. St. Louis:Frances T. Ingmire, 1985.
- Pompey, Sherman L. Muster Lists of the Arkansas Confederate Troops...... 2 vols. Independence, Calif.: Historical and Genealogical Pub., 1965.
- Pompey, Sherman L. Some Civil War Veterans Buried in Arkansas. Fresno, Calif. (?): 1969
- Roberts, Bobby L., and Carl H. Moneyhon. Portraits in Conflict: A photographic History of Arkansas in the Civil War. Fayetteville:University of Arkansas Press, 1987. -Contains may photographs of officers.
- Wright, Marcus J. Arkansas in the War, 1861-1865. Batesville:Independence County Historical Society, 1963. -List officers by Units.
Spanish-American War (1866-1900)
- Allen, Desmond W., comp. Arkansas' Spanish-American War Soldiers. Conway: Arkansas Research, 1988.
- Arkansas Adjutant General's Office. Report of the Adjutant General of the Arkansas State Guard, 1897-1900. Little Rock: Thompson Printing Co., 1900.
Additional Condederate Records
- UNFILED PAPERS AND SLIPS BELONGING IN CONFEDERATE COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS. This collections contains an extensive series of papers collected by the War Department for interfiling with the regular series of Confederate service records, but never filed. The records are more or less arranged alphabetically by last name. Names that sound alike are often grouped together. Search under every possible spelling. The abstracts contain entires from original records as well as personal papers. (442 rolls of 16mm microfilm)
- INDEX TO COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN UNITS RAISED DIRECTLY BY THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT AND CONFEDERATE GENERAL AND STAFF OFFICERS, AND NON-REGIMENTAL ENLISTED MEN. This index contains the names of those CSA soldiers who served in military organizations raised directly by the Confederate Government and therefore not identified with any one state. The soldiers in this index are not listed on the Consolidated Index to Confederate Service Records. (26 rolls of 16mm microfilm)
- SERVICE RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN ORGANIZATIONS RAISED BY THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT. This collection contains the service records of CSA Soldiers who served in units have no state designation and not listed in the Consolidated Index to Confederate Service Records. Several of these units were from the Indian Territory; one was made up of foreigners recruited among Union prisoners of war; others were various engineers, cavalry, artillery, and infantry units. The records are set up by unit and then by name. (258 rolls of 16mm microfilm)
- COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL AND STAFF OFFICERS AND NON-REGIMENTAL ENLISTED MEN. This collection contains the service records of CSA officers and enlisted men who do not belong to any particular unit. It contains records of general officers, aides-de-camp, military judges, chaplains, agents, drill masters, etc. (275 rolls of 16mm Microfilm)