My ancestor, who was a member of Baxter's 4th Mounted Union Infantry applied in 1905, 1912, and 1920 for pension, declaring service in the 4th. He was denied all three times.
Letter from War Dept. dated March 16, 1920
"It does not appear from the records of this office that such an organization as 4th ark. mounted inf. was mustered into the service of the United States."
Letter from War Dept. Dated April 20, 1920
"It does not appear from the records of this office that such an organization as Capt L.M. Harris, Co. C, Baxter's
Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers was mustered into the service of the United States."
Another letter dated April 19th 1920, stated that only Co. A of the 4th Arkansas Infantry was mustered into service and no Co. C exsited. I believe these are the men mustered in at Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark and infact probably had no relation to Baxter's unit. Some of these men got pensions. I believe None of Baxter's men got pensions except those who re-enlisted at Devall's Bluff, May 1864.
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