CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS TROOPS
4th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry
4th (McNair's) Infantry Regiment [also called Southwestern Arkansas Regiment], assembled at
Miller's Springs, Lawrence County, Arkansas, recruited its companies in Calhoun, Hempstead,
Lafayette, Montgomery, Pike, and Polk counties. After fighting at Elkhorn Tavern, the unit was
sent to Kentucky where it was active at Richmond. It then was assigned to
General McNair's and D. H. Reynold's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. Soon after the Battle of Murfreesboro, the 4th Arkansas
Battalion merged into the regiment and in August, 1863, the 31st Arkansas transferred to the 4th.
It was involved at Jackson,
participated in the campaigns of the army from Chickamauga to Atlanta, saw action in Tennessee under
Hood, and was engaged at Averasboro and Bentonville. This unit was organized with 695 men,
and reported 55 casualties at Elkhorn Tavern, 23 at Richmond, and 79 at Murfreesboro. The
4th/31st/4th Battalion lost twenty-four percent of the 385 engaged at Chickamauga. Few
surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Henry C. Bunn and Evander
McNair, Lieutenant Colonels James H. May and Samuel Ogden, and Major Jos. B.
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