CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS TROOPS
2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles
2nd Regiment Mounted Rifles was organized by J. McIntosh at Osage Prairie, near Bentonville,
Arkansas, in July, 1861. It was formed with 662 officers and men, but in January, 1862, there
were 820 present. The unit fought at Wilson's Creek and Elkhorn Tavern, then
was dismounted. It served under General Churchill during the Kentucky Campaign and later was
attached to General McNair's and D.H. Reynold's Brigade. The regiment fought at Murfreesboro and Jackson and in many battles of the Army of
Tennessee from Chickamauga to
Bentonville. It reported 55
casualties at Wilson's Creek, 11 at Richmond, and 120 at Murfreesboro. Of the 125 engaged at Chickamauga, forty-two
percent were disabled. Only a few surrendered in April, 1865. The field officers were Benjamin
T. Embry, Harris Flanagin, James McIntosh, and J.A. Williamson; Lieutenant Colonels Henry K.
Brown and J.T. Smith; and Majors J.P. Eagle and William Gipson.
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