My question is whether one of my Confederate kin could have served in the 2nd Mounted Rifles, AR. Cavalry in Co. D and also been in Gordon's Regiment of the AR. Cavalry in Co. H?
Since I have both sets of sheets on a Rufus FORD I assumed he did since his brother WILLIAM was in the 2nd Mounted Rifles. On this set of muster sheets on Rufus in the 2nd Mounted Rifles, it gave his age (which is accurate), plus the miles to his destination (3miles), and he lived in Elm Springs on Benton/Washington County border AR. and he went to Camp Bentonville, I think this is the right RUFUS FORD.
I have just received information on his death at Devil's Backbone Mountain in Sebastian County and him returning to his home in NW AR. in Sept. 1863 where he suffered a grievous foot injury. In a letter written by this man's brother-in-law to his brother (Ennis family), it mentions Rufus dying from a blood infection due to his foot injury. Since the skirmish at Backbone Mountain was on Sept. 1st, and this man died in mid-Sept. I also feel this is "my" Rufus Ford. One last bit we have from the Ennis family is the date of his death is entered in the Bible. I've not seen this myself but received this info in an email from an Ennis descendant.
Can someone tell me if I have enough info to conclude these two sets of records are probably for the same soldier and he did join two different regiments?