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Re: Mark Looper
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Dennis, there was a Marcus A. Looper, from Scott County, who enlisted in Co. H, 19th (Dawson's) Arkansas Infantry, at Waldron, Arkansas, on February 22, 1862, for twelve months; age 18; promoted to sergeant on August 13, 1862; captured at Arkansas Post on January 11, 1863; sent to Gratiot Street Prison, St. Louis, Missouri, on January 22, 1863; transferred to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois, on February 8, 1863; forwarded to Aikenís Landing, Virginia, for exchange, on April 10, 1863; exchanged at City Point, Virginia, on April 29, 1863; captured near Jonesboro, Georgia, September 1, 1864; and exchanged at Rough and Ready, Georgia, on September 22, 1864. There are no later records of this regiment, which was consolidated with the 24th Arkansas Infantry and surrendered in North Carolina on April 26, 1865.

Marcus A. Looper applied for a Confederate pension from Scott County in 1915 (Pension File No. 23462), and died in 1922.

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