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History of Hawthorn's Arkansas Infantry, CSA

History of Hawthorn's Arkansas Infantry

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The following information from Supplement to Official Records of Events - Volume 2, page 825 - 834

Record of Events for Cocke's Arkansas Infantry (Confederate, formerly Hawthorne's Regiment), June 1862 - February 1864.

Field and Staff

(Alfred) W. Johnson, Col., Johnson's Regiment, r. November 6, 1862

D. W. Ringo, Lt.Col., Johnson's Regiment, r. November 7, 1864 (Alexander Travis) Hawthorne, Col., to Brig. Gen., Jan 5. 1864.

Cadwallander (Long) Polk, Lt.Col., Col. John B. Cocke, Maj., toCol., Killed April 30, 1864
Jacob C. Moles, Lt.Col.
Pleasant G. Roper, Maj.
W. A. (illegible), Adj.
James Blackburn, Adj.
William B. Street, A.C.S.
John J. Tobin, A.S.
Albert G. Quarles, A.S.
Gabriel H. Fort, Surg.
B.A. Jandon, Surg.
A.J. Hawthorn, A.Q.M.
J. F. Truelow, Chap.
R.V. Boone, A. Adj.
Henry C. Bonner, Ens,
A.C. Lawry, Adj.

This regiment was also known as Thirty-ninth Arkansas Infantry, formerly Johnson's Regiment; also known as Sixth Trans-Mississippi Infantry.

NOTE: This regiment was reorganized December 16, 1862 by the consolidation of the original companies and the addition of dismounted cavalry companies of Hailey, Perkins, and Tomlinson.

Unless otherwise indicated, all officers' ranks are as they were in Hawthorne's companies, as indicated by the designates on the roster cards. I have no idea when Cocke took command, although his name is inserted on the roster cards as being after Hawthorne. All the records of events' cards are captioned as Cocke's Regiment, Arkansas Infantry.

Officers of Company A

Pleasant G. Roper, Capt., to Maj.
James Blackburn, 1st Lt., to Adj.
Robert T. Shell, 2nd Lt., to Dobbin's Regiment, June 14, 1863
Richard J. Shaddock, 1st Lt.
William G. Willis, 1st Lt.
H. Clapton, 2nd Lt., r. September 26, 1862
A. K. Gillen, 1st Lt., Company H, Johnson's Regiment


Officers of Company B

J. H. Boring, Capt.
J. A. McDougale, 1st Lt., Company F, Johnson's Regiment
T. P. Holmes, 2nd Lt., Company F, Johnson's Regiment
W. H. Nelson, 2nd Lt.
Felix B. Strayhorn, Capt., Company G, Johnson's Regiment
Robert Veazy, 1st Lt., Company G, Johnson's Regiment
George W. Hudson, 1st Lt.
E. E. Dobson, 2nd Lt.
W. G. L. Johnson, 2nd Lt., Company F, Johnson's Regiment, retired by consolidation, December 16, 1862
J. A. Woodward, 2nd Lt., Johnson's Regiment

NOTE: Companies F and G, Johnson's, afterwards Hawthorne's Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, were consolidated December 16, 1862, forming Company B, Hawthrone's Regiment, Arkansas Infantry.


Officers of Company C

James W. Scaife, Capt., Company C, Johnson's Regiment, retired by Consolidation, December 16, 1862
Richard M. Davis, Capt.
William H. Smith, 1st Lt.
J. N. Thompson, 2nd Lt.
J. N. Wiseman, 2nd Lt., company C, Johnson's Regiment, Retired by consolidation, December 16, 1862
George Washington, Capt., Company I, Johnson's Regiment, retired by consolidation, December 16, 1862
John B. Cocke, 1st Lt., to Maj., November 4, 1862, to Col., killed April 30, 1864
W. Jasper Talton, 1st Lt., Company I, Johnson's Regiment, killed December 1, 1862
James W. Cook, 2nd Lt.
T. J. Scaife, 2nd Lt., Company C, Johnson's Regiment, discharged August 2, 1862

NOTE: Companies C and I, Johnson's Regiment, Arkansas Infanatry were consolidated december 16, 1862, forming Company C, Hawthorne's Arkansas Infantry.


Officers of Company D(formerly Company D, Johnson's
Regiment, Arkansa Infantry)

Walton C. Watkins, Capt.
John F. McCray, 1st Lt.
J. T. Benton, 2nd Lt., dropped December 16, 1862
James F. Pelton, 2nd Lt., r. October 21, 1862
James C. Hutchingson, 2nd Lt.
C. B. Watkins, 2nd Lt.


Officers of Company E


J.C. Anderson, Capt., Company L, Johnson's Regiment, dropped by consolidaation, December 16, 16, 1862
H. W. Sholar, 1st Lt., Company L, Johnson's Regiment, r. October 30, 1862
J. W. Craven, 2nd Lt., Company L, Johnson's Regiment
J. P. Wilcoxson, 2nd Lt., Company L, Johnson;s Regiment, r. January2, 1863
W. B. Meeks, 1st Lt., Company E, Johnson's Regiment, r. October 21, 1862 J. E. Wheelock, 2nd Lt., Company E,. Johnson's Regiment, r. November 18, 1862
Thomas H. A. Skinner, 2nd Lt., Company E, Johnson's Regiment, r. October 14, 1852
R. W. Park, 1st Lt., r. April 11, 1863
H. A. Carter, 1st Lt.
William Garner, 2nd Lt., died March 15, 1863
C. W. McCommon, 2nd Lt., r. march 15, 1864
J. F. McLaughlin, 2nd Lt.

NOTE: Companies E and L, Johnson's Arkansas Infantry, were consolidated December 16, 1862 forming Company E, Hawthrone's Arkansas Infanatry.


Officers of Company F (formerly Company K)

George Harrod, Capt.
George W. White, 1st Lt. T.A. Turner, 2nd Lt.
John W. McCarrel, Capt.
William E. Jefferies, 2nd Lt., r. 1865


Company G

Elbert Dawson, Capt.
Willis Greenlee, 1st Lt.
Stokley D. Starkey, 2nd Lt.
W. H. Hinson, Jr., 2nd Lt., killed July 4, 1863

Company H

B. T. Hailey, Capt.
----Perkins, Capt., Perkins' Company G, Arkansas Cavalry
Samuel L. Hayhurst, Capt.
J. W. Karnes, 2nd Lt.
A. K. Gillen, 2nd Lt., dropped
J. T. Butter, 2nd Lt.

NOTE: Perkins' and Hailey's Companies of cavalry were consolidated December 1862 to form Company H, Hawthorne's Regiment. Remarks by Major (William) Gipson, on rolls and enlistments, swhow these companies previously served in Gipson's Battalion, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (or cavalry).

Officers of Company I

John B. Torbett, Capt, killed December 7, 1862
Martin V. Cook, Capt.
John R. D. Rye, 1st Lt.
John C. Jones, 2nd Lt., killed December 7, 1862
W. H. Wayland, 2nd Lt.
Robert M. Easley, 2nd Lt.

Officers of Company K

Wiley A. Tomlinson, Capt., died December 8, 1862
Jacob C. Mules, Capt.
W. J. Holland, 2nd Lt., killed December 7, 1862
C. M. Howard, 2nd Lt., died December 13, 1862
H. W. Hickey, 2nd Lt.
G. W. Cox, 1st Lt.
James S. Thomas, 2nd Lt.

Field and Staff

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, Arkansas, October 31, 1862-February 28, 1863.

Stationed at Little Rock, Arkansas, March-April 1863.
December 7.--- Battle of Prarie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas

Stationed at camp at Little Rock, Arkansas, April 30 - August 31, 1863.

Stationed at Camp Taylor, October 31 - December 11, 1863.

Station not stated, January-February 1864.


Company A

Stationed at Camp near Little Rock, June 4-October 31, 1862.

Station not stated, October 31-February 28, 1863.
December 7, 1862 ___
Engaged at Battle of Prarie Grove and acted as skirmishers. Four men (were) wounded in engagement.

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, March-April 1863

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, April 30-August 31, 1863.

Stationed at Camp Dick taylor, October 31-December 31, 1863.

Station not stated, January-February 1864

Company B

Station not stated, July 4-October 31, 1862.
December 7, 1862.---
The company was at the battle of Prarie Grove....

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, march-april 1863.

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, May 1-august 31, 1863.

Stationed at camp at Camden, November 1-December 31, 1863.

Station at Camp Dick Taylor, January-February 1864.


Company C

Station not stated, June 12-Octtober 31, 1862.

December 16. ---
The two companies paid on this roll were consolidated into one by order of Major-General (Thomas Carmichael) Hindman. The regular muster having been made on November 1, 1862, the roll of the two companies are blended on this roll. The officers retained are R. M. Davis, Captain; W. H. Smith, First Lieutenant, J. N. Thompson, Second Lieutenant; and J. W. Cook, Brevet Second Lieutenant.

Sationed at Camp near Little Rock, Arkansas, October 31-February 28, 1863.

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, March-April 1863.

Stationed at near Little Rock, April 30-August 31, 1863.
July 4.--
This company was hotly engaged in the battle of Helena for seven hours. We carried into the fight fifty-five men, and had killed, wounded and missing, fourteen men and one officer. The men all did their duty.

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, October 31-December 31, 1863.

Station not stated, January-February 1864.

Company D

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, June 17-Octoer 31, 1862.

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, October 31, 1862-March 1, 1863

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, Arkansas, Marach-April 1863.

Stationed at Camp Bowen, April 30- August 31, 1863

Stationed at Camp Taylor, November-December 1863

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, January-February 1864

Company E

Station not stated, June 17-October 31, 1862

Stationed at Camp near Little Rock, Arkansas, October 31, 1862- February 28, 1863

Stationed near Little Rock, March-April 1863

Stationed near Little Rock, April 30-August 31, 1963

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, November-December 1863.

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, Janruary-February 1863
Company F

Station not stated, July 31-October 31, 1862

Station not stated, October 31, 1852-February 28, 1863

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, February 28-April 30, 1863>BR>
Stationed at camp near Little Rock, April 30-August 31, 1863

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, October 31-December 31, 1863

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, December 31, 1863-February 28, 1863

Company G

Station not stated, September 3, 1862-Ocrober 31, 1862. Station not stated, October 31, 1852-February 28, 1863

The company was organized September 3, 1862 on King's River, Madison County. Marched thence to Elm Springs and was mustered into service on September 12, 1862, as Arkansas Infantry.

W.H. HINSON,Jr.

2nd. Lt.


Stationed at Camp Bowen, April 30- August 31, 1863

Stationed at Camp Taylor, November-December 1863

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, January-February 1864


Company H

Station not stated, June 10-October 31, 1862

This company is composed of two companies -- one formerly commanded by Captain Perkins, the other by Captain Hailey, and were consolidated into one by order of Major-General Hindman. They were originally mustered into service as cavalry and served as such as follows: Hailey's Company until August 24, 1862, and Perkins' Company until September 16, 1862, and were paid as such on this roll.
December 7, 1862This company was in the battle of Prarie Grove. Ten men(were)killed and wounded. Stationed in camp near Little Rock, August 29, 1862-February 26, 1863.

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, Arkansas, marach-April 1863

Stationed at Camp Bowen, April 30- August 31, 1863

Stationed at Camp Taylor, November-December 1863

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, January-February 1864

Company I

Station not stated, September 3, 1862-Ocrober 31, 1862. Camped at camp near Little Rock, Arkansas, October 31, 1862-February 28, 1863.
December 7, 1862.--
Was engaged in the Battle of Prarie Grove. Had fifty-six privates and four commissioned officers, out of which four privates were killed and twenty-four woulded. The captain and third lieutenant were both killed. The first and second Lieutenants were wounded. The whole company behaved well during the entire battle, though in the hottest fire.

Stationed at Little Rock, March-April 1863

Stationed near Little Rock, Arkansas, April 30-August 31,a863

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, November-December 1863.

Sttioned at Camp Dick Taylor, January-February 1864.


Company K

Station not stated, July 25-October 31, 1862

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, October 31, 1862-February 28, 1863.

This company was mustered as a cavalry company and served as such until September 16, 1862, when it was dismounted by order of Colonel Charles A. Carroll. Company was organized on July 4 at Madison County and marched thence to Fort Smith and was mustered into service on July 20, 1862.

December 7.--Was at the battle of Prarie Grove, Lost in killed, Captain Tomlinson and Second Lieutenant Holland. Second Lieutenant Howard died of wounds.

JACOB C. MOLES,

Captain, Commanding

Stationed at camp near Little Rock, mrch-April 1863.
This company was organized on July 4, 1862 in [illegible], Scott County, Arkansas and marched thence to Big Creek, Sebastian County and was mustered into service on July 20 as mounted infantry. Served as such one month and twenty-nine days, when it was dismounted by order of Colonel Charles A. Carroll.

Stationed at Camp Bowen, April 30-August 31, 1863

Stationed at Camden, November-December 1863.

Stationed at Camp Dick Taylor, January-February 1864.



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