11th and 17th Arkansas Mounted Infantry
Regiment (Consolidated)










Organized in January, 1863 by consolidating the survivors of the 11th Arkansas and Rector's-Griffith's 17th Arkansas Infantry under the command of Colonel John Logan. After Logan was promoted to brigade command, Colonel John Griffith assumed command. The 11th/17th was then assigned to Logan's Cavalry Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Reorganized as a mounted rifles unit in May, 1863. Mounted detachment was assigned to pursue Union General Ben Grierson's cavalry raid through Mississippi in April and May of 1863; a dismounted detachment of the soldiers whose mounts had died or been otherwise lost joined the garrison of Port Hudson, LA until they could obtain remounts. The dismounted detachment was subsequently besieged there, surrendering with the Port Hudson garrison on July 9, 1863, and paroled later that month. Furloughed in September, 1863. Assigned to Adams' Cavalry Brigade from November, 1863 to August, 1864. Participated in minor battles near Natchez, in the Meridian (MS) campaign, and at Concord Church, MS. Elements of the 11th/17th served as cavalry with Churchill's Division in Arkansas in August and September 1864, and with Wharton's 1st Texas Cavalry Division from September 1864 through the end of the war. Surrendered with General Kirby Smith in the Trans-Mississippi on May 26, 1865.

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