Organized in January, 1862 by grouping four companies from McCarver's 14th Arkansas Infantry in January, 1862. Assigned with Wood's Brigade, Hardee's Division in Kentucky from January to March, 1862. Fought at Shiloh with Wood's Brigade on Apr 6-7, 1862. Casualties at Shiloh caused the battalion to be consolidated into two companies on May 6, 1862, whereupon it was further consolidated to become the new Company F and G of the 8th Arkansas Infantry Regiment.
Officers: Maj. John H. Kelly