Hey, Ken. I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.
The muster rolls of the 17th (Griffith's) Arkansas Regiment provide no help in this discussion. After Pea Ridge, the regiment went with Van Dorn to Corinth, Mississippi, where the entire army reorganized under the recently-enacted Conscript Law. Most of Van Dorn's regiments reorganized on May 8, 1862, and prepared "catch up" muster rolls to account for the large number of absent men. The explanation given for the missing men on the muster rolls was "Absent west of the Mississippi River" -- no help at all because it takes into account those men wounded, captured and missing at Pea Ridge, those left behind in various hospitals, and those captured in the altercation at Bentonville.
Apparently, only one man captured at Bentonville ever returned to the regiment. Pvt. James M. Montgomery, Company D, is listed on a subsequent muster roll as having returned to duty on August 24, 1862, following his release from captivity. This is the only reference to the Bentonville affair on any of the company muster rolls during the entire war.