3rd Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Regiment was organized in January,
1862, by consolidating the 19th (Marmaduke's) Arkansas Regiment
and the 1st Arkansas Battalion. The unit contained eight companies
from Arkansas and two from Mississippi. It fought at Shiloh, Farmington,
and Perryville, then was assigned to Wood's, L. E. Polk's, and
Govan's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. From February, 1863, to April,
1864, it was united with the 5th (Smith's) Confederate Regiment.
Active in many battles of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta,
the unit continued the fight in Tennessee with Hood and ended
the war in North Carolina. It reported 5 killed, 27 wounded, and
37 missing at Murfreesboro. The 3rd/5th sustained many casualties
at Chickamauga and totaled 338 men and 232 arms in December, 1863.
In July, 1864, the 3rd had only 62 men present for duty and only
a handful surrendered on April 26, 1865. Its field officers were
colonel John S. Marmaduke, and Lieutenant Colonels John F. Cameron,
J. C. Cole, James B. Johnson, and Henry V. Keep.