Can we find/document Civil War regiment of Dodge City mayor Adolph Gluck?

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Five term mayor of Dodge City Adolph Gluck, an Hungarian Jew who immigrated 1859, is said to have served in the Civil War. I've so far been unable to find records of his service. Newspaper accounts state he was rejected because of his age by Sixth Missouri Cavalry but finally enlisted with First Arkansas Volunteers, the latter active 1863-65 (if I am looking at the right information). He was extremely active in Civil War veterans organizations.
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Is this him? Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940

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Ancestry.com. Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

Original data: Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943. Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society. Loose paper, 104 boxes.

Name: A Gluck
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birth Place: Hungary
Report Year: 1895
Post Name: Lewis Post
Post Number: 294
Post Location: Dodge City, Ford

 
by Becky Troth G2G6 Mach 4 (42.4k points)

A Gluck in the Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

Original data: Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943. Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society. Loose paper, 104 boxes.

Name: A Gluck
Report Year: 1916
Post Name: Lewis Post
Post Number: 294
Post Location: Dodge City

A Gluck in the Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

Original data: Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943. Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society. Loose paper, 104 boxes.

Name: A Gluck
Report Year: 1914
Post Name: Lewis Post
Post Number: 294
Post Location: Dodge City
Sorry I can't find anything for the Civil war period, Have looked on Ancestry and googled

Yes, Becky, this is Adolph Gluck and thanks for looking around on this. What I'm searching for is some record of his regimental affiliation during the war. All we have to work with are newspaper articles which may or may not have had the information correct. There were two regiments known as the First Arkansas Volunteer Infantry (one white, one black) but it is entirely possible the newspapers got his regiment wrong. List of Union Arkansas regiments here. Most Arkansas regiments fought for the CSA but a little over a dozen were on the Union side. Fold3 does not appear to have any reference to an Adolph or Adolphus Gluck or even A. Gluck on the Union side but the records are not complete and there do not appear to be any records of the First Arkansas that I have been able to find.

For anyone looking into this, the Arkansas Historical Society says all Union regiment records are held by Arkansas History Commission and a search of their records produces nothing on an A Gluck but it is uncertain whether all of these records are digitally available or indexed. Whether the records for the First Volunteer Infantry at fold3 (which they also direct you to) are complete is unknown.

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