CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS TROOPS
15th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Northwest)
15th (McRae's-Hobbs'-Boone's) Infantry Regiment [also called 21st and Northwest Regiment]
was formed in December, 1861, using the 3rd Arkansas Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. It took
an active part in the battles at Wilson's Creek and Elkhorn Tavern, and
on March 11, 1862, contained 10 officers and 168 men. Later the unit moved east of the
Mississippi River, fought at Corinth and Hatchie Bridge, then was assigned to M. E.
Green's and Dockery's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It sustained
82 casualties at Port Gibson and
was part of the garrison captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. When exchanged, the regiment
was not reorganized, but some of its members joined other Arkansas commands. The field
officers were Colonels Squire Boone, James H. Hobbs, and Dandridge McRae; Lieutenant
Colonel William W. Reynolds; and Majors D. A. Stuart and William Thompson.
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