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1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's), United States Civil War

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1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's) 1st (Fagan's-Colquitt's) Infantry Regiment, formed during the early spring of 1861, contained men from Union, Clark, Ouachita, Jefferson, Saline, Pulaski, Jackson, Arkansas, and Drew counties. Ordered to Virginia, the unit entered Confederate service at Lynchburg. It fought at First Manassas, moved to Tennessee, participated in the conflict at Shiloh, then took an active role in the Kentucky Campaign. Later it was assigned to General L E Polk's and Govan's Brigade and was prominent in many battles of the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Bentonville. This regiment reported 11 killed and 90 wounded at Murfreesboro, lost forty-five percent of the 430 engaged at Chickamauga, and totalled 302 men and 217 arms in December, 1863. During July, 1864, this unit was united with the 15th (Cleburne's-Polk's-Josey's) Regiment and in the Battle of Atlanta lost 15 killed, 67 wounded, and 3 missing. Very few surrendered on April 26, 1865.[1]


Colonels John W Colquitt and James F Fagan; Lieutenant Colonels William A Crawford, W H Martin, Donelson McGregor, James C Monroe, and John B Thompson; and Major Stinson Little.[1]


Battles of 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's):[2]

First Battle of Manassas, Virginia, July 21, 1861
Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6-7, 1862.
Siege of Corinth, April to June 1862.
Kentucky Campaign, Kentucky, August - October, 1862.
Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862.
Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, December 31, 1862 to January 3, 1863.
Tullahoma Campaign, June 1863.
Battle of Liberty Gap, Tennessee, June 24-26, 1863.
Chickamauga Campaign, Georgia, August-September, 1863.
Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19-20, 1863.
Chattanooga Campaign, September to November 1863.
Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 25, 1863.
Battle of Ringgold Gap, Georgia, November 27, 1863.
Atlanta Campaign, May to September 1864. Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia, May 5-11, 1864.
Battle of Resaca, Georgia, May 14-15, 1864.
Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia, May 25 to June 4, 1864.
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864.
Battle of Peachtree Creek, Georgia, July 20, 1864.
Siege of Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864.
Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, August 31 to September 1, 1864.
Franklin-Nashville Campaign, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, September 18 to December 27, 1864.
Battle of Spring Hill, Tennessee, November 29, 1864.
Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864.
Battle of Nashville, Tennessee, December 15-16, 1864.
Carolinas Campaign, February to April 1865.
Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, March 19-21, 1865.


Formation of 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's):[2]

Field Staff and Band
Co. A-"The El Dorado Sentinals" of Union County.
Co. B-"The Clark County Volunteers" of Clark County.
Co. C-"The Camden Knights" of Ouachita County.
Co. D-"The Clan McGregor" of Jefferson County.
Co. E-"The Saline Guards" of Saline County.
Co. F-"The Ettomon Guards" of Pulaski County.
Co. G-"The Jackson Guards" of Jackson County.
Co. H-"The Crockett Rifles" of Arkansas County.
Co. I-"The Monticello Guards" of Drew County.
Co. K-"The DeWitt Guards" of Arkansas County.

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