8th Arkansas Infantry Battalion


Organized with seven companies early in 1862 and assigned to Van Dorn's Army of the West in April, 1862. Moved with the Army of the West from Van Buren to Corinth, MS. Reassigned to Cabell's Brigade in Price's Corps in October, 1862 where it fought throughout the Corinth Campaign and in the Battle of Corinth on October 3-4, 1862. Served in Bowen's Division, in Price's Army of North Mississippi from October to the end of December, 1862, opposing Grant's overland campaign against Vicksburg. Assigned to Beall's Brigade in the Dept. of Mississippi and East Louisiana in January, 1863, where they defended Port Hudson during the May-July 1863 siege, Surrendered at Port Hudson, LA on July 8, 1863. The survivors of the battalion were paroled at Port Hudson later that month; but the battalion was never reformed, its men returning home or joining other units.

Officers: Lt. Col. Bart Jones Field Officers: Maj. John Miller; Maj. M.R. Wilson

Also Known As: Jones' 1st Arkansas Infantry Battalion

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