CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS TROOPS
2nd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry
2nd Cavalry Regiment was organized during the early spring of 1862 using Phifer's Arkansas
Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. Many of the men were from Drew and Dallas counties. The unit
served in the Army of the West and the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and took
an active part in the conflicts at Iuka, Corinth, and Hatchie Bridge. Later it was assigned to
W.A. Crawford's, J.C. Wright's, and W.F. Slemon's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi
Department. After fighting at Poison
Spring, the regiment participated in Price's Missouri Expedition and was captured at Mine Creek on October 25, 1864. Its
commanders were Colonel W.F. Slemons, Lieutenant Colonels Thomas M. Cockran and H. A.
Withers, and Majors T.J. Reid and William J. Somervell.
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