Bill, the last muster roll of record for the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry covers the bi-monthly period ended February 29, 1864. After that date, the Compiled Service Records information is pretty skimpy.
I don't know if you've seen this letter before. It was signed by (then) Lieutenant Gray and other officers of the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry.
August 26th, 1862.
Maj. Genl Price, Comd’g Army of the West.
Genl—The undersigned officers of the 3d Regiment Arkansas Cavalry would respectfully represent to you, that they were temporarily dismounted at Des Arc, Arkansas, in the month of April last by order of Genl Earl Van Dorn.
The horses belonging to the Regiment were sent home with the understanding that the Regiment would be remounted. They are still held in readiness and can be procured at short notice.
We respectfully request that we may be allowed to remount, and to effect this that authority be given to send a small detail to procure our horses.
We respectfully represent that there is no mounted Cavalry from Arkansas in your Army, and that this is the oldest Regiment, having entered State Service as early as the 7th June 1861.
Genl, we entered the service as cavalry from choice. When called upon to dismount, we obeyed the order cheerfully.
To you we now submit our request, being conscious that you will do us justice in the premises and assuring you that we cheerfully submit to your decision.
SAMUEL G. EARLE, Col. Comd’g 3rd Ark. Cavalry.
M. J. HENDERSON, Major.
WM. T. M. HOLMES, Capt. Co. A.
G. W. WINBURNE, Capt. Co. G.
W. H. BLACKWELL, Capt. Co. B.
G. W. CRAWFORD, 2nd Lt. Co. B.
H. C. CLEAVER, 1st Lt. Co. H.
J. F. TINDELL, 1st Lt. Co. B.
W. H. PARKS, 1st Lt. Co. F.
JOHN H. BARTHOLOMEW, 3rd Lt. Co. F.
STEPHEN JESTER, Captain, Co. F.
O. C. GRAY, 1st Lt., Co. A.
R. M. KING, Captain, Co. D.
THOS. C. DeCAULP, 1st Lt. Co. D.
W. J. BASS, 3rd Lt. Co. D.
J. L. HARRIS, 2nd Lt. Co. H.
R. H. DEDMAN, 2nd Lt. Co. A.
W. J. WOZENCRAFT, 3rd Lt. Co. A.
J. D. LOGAN, Capt. Comd’g Co. C.
JOHN BARRON, 1st Lt. Co. C.
J. D. HENSLEE, 2nd Lt. Co. C.
JAMES R. HARVEY, 3rd Lt. Co. C.
C. W. LEAKE, 3rd Lt. Co. H.
J. H. ROLAND, 3rd Lt. Co. G.
J. E. DUMAS, 1st Lt. Co. G.