Re: 38th Arkansas Infantry Regiment
My gggrandfather, Davison Holly,first joined the First Arkansas Regiment 30-day volunteers CSA, @ Pocahontas, Arkansas, CO. D, on November 15, 1861. He subsequently enlisted in the 38th Arkansas Infantry Regiment. His son, John Holly, enlisted in the 1st Regiment Arkansas Calvary (Union) on May 31, 1862. These groups met at Prairie Grove Arkansas on December 7, 1862. Now I can't really say that they actually both were present at the time of this battle as , according to NARA file on John, he was at times AWOL or on assignment in other areas. I should mention that John was the trumpeter for his regiment. John survived the war and came to Randolph County, Illinois in about 1870. He married Johanna Kent and they had seven children. John died in 1926 and is buried in an unnamed almost inaccessable cemetary in Turkey Bluffs Wildlife preserve in Rockwood, Illinois. Davison apparently did not survive the war as we cannot find any mention of him since. The 38th suffered innumerable casualties in their many battles and skirmishes. I do have a question. Is there any way I can find if Davison Holly did indeed die in the war and if so, where he might be buried?