Here are a few bits and pieces of information that I happen to have on the 38th Arkansas.
6/22/62- Spec Orders #12 Army of the South West-Capt. W C Adams is authorized to raise one or more companies of mounted infantry in Lawrence and Randolph Counties for C.S.A. and to immediately attack enemy without waiting on special orders Alexander Papers
7/23/62 Hindman to Capt. W. C. Adams .........you are to take command of the companies now raised, organized and armed in the counties of Randolph, Green, Lawrence and Poinsett and move them to a rendevous point near Jacksonport, ......and make a temporary organization of them into battalion or regiment depending on the number of men and companies.................... to be used against enemy vigorously on Crowley’s Ridge Alexander Papers
Company E organized 8 Jul 1862 in Pocahontas, Randolph County, AR. Supplement to The Official Records
8/2/62 Special Order #43- Trans Miss District- Capt. W.C. Adams is appointed Lt Colonel and Capt. M. Baber Colonel [Major?] of Battalion composed of following companies [and goes on to list 7 companies].....Lt Col Adams will assign staff officers with the approval of Gen McBride and will immediately dismount his command and march to McBride’s camp to be under his orders........... Battalion to be increased to regiment as soon as possible...... Alexander Papers
38th organized at Jacksonport on 9/8/62; field officers announced 9/24/62
Silas Turnbo says this regiment [he called it the 22nd Ark regiment] joined with 27th Arkansas regiment on 9/13/62
"I recollect a weeks stay at Yellville in war days. Our regiment, the 27th of Arkansas with Colonel White and Colonel Shaver’s commands were on their way from Pocahontas to join Gen Hindman’s division at the Mouth of Mulberry River. We arrived at Yellville on Wednesday evening at 3 o’clock on the 22nd of October, 1862 and pitched our tents in a field on the opposite of the creek from town where we rested a week and procured supplies. This camp was known to us as Camp Adams...." Yellville in the Dark Days of Civil War By S. C. Turnbo
11/11/62 Standish of the adjutant's office 3rd division Camp Mulberry to Hindman.....
together with a full regimental morning report of this division, I submit the following statement of the condition of each regiment........................
the Major commanding Shaver's regiment reports he has not ammunition suitable for the hunting rifles and shotguns with which this regiment is armed.... he has cartridge boxes for about half the men..... no other serious impediment to moving immediately....Alexander Papers