Here are a few obscure units. Can anyone provide any additional information?
10th ARKANSAS INFANTRY BATTALION
Lieut.Cols: R. Scott
Listed in Sifakis, Compendium. The unit does not appear in the OR. CWSS lists Scott as Lieutenant Colonel of both the 8th and 10th Arkansas Infantry Battalions although the 10th Arkansas Infantry Battalion is not listed as a unit.
PORTER’S ARKANSAS CAVALRY BATTALION
Majors: . Porter
Mentioned in Bartels, Marmaduke, Order and Letter Book p.381 in correspondence dated 14 February 1864. “The Lt.Genl. also desires to know what has become of Scott’s & Porter’s Battalion of Arkansas Cavalry, formerly attached to Cabell’s Brigade.”
SCOTT’S ARKANSAS CAVALRY BATTALION
Majors: John Scott
This battalion is mentioned in Bartels, Marmaduke, Order and Letter Book p.381, in correspondence dated 14 February 1864. “The Lt.Genl. also desires to know what has become of Scott’s & Porter’s Battalion of Arkansas Cavalry, formerly attached to Cabell’s Brigade.” The composition of Cabell’s Brigade for 30 April 1863 (OR Vol.22, p.833) includes Dorsey’s Squadron (which was a Missouri outfit), commanded by Col. John Scott. Allardice, Confederate Colonels, has Scott previously commanding the 24th Virginia Cavalry Battalion Partisan Rangers up to January 1863 and then has him listed as commanding Arkansas cavalry in northwest Arkansas in April 1863. Scott’s CSR records show him being relieved from duty in the Trans-Mississippi and ordered back to Virginia in October 1863. Although referred to as Colonel, Allardice confirms his rank as Major.
WATKINS’ ARKANSAS CAVALRY BATTALION
The CSR records of Capt. R. A. Watkins’ (37th Arkansas Infantry) contain a copy of an order dated June 1862 authorising him to organize the conscripts of Hot Springs and Montgomery Counties into companies. Authorisation was also given pre-June 1864 to raise a battalion of sharpshooters in the counties of Pike, Polk, Sevier, Montgomery and Clark. The battalion is listed in the OR (Vol.41, Pt.3, p.905) as being part of Tappan’s (Churchill’s) Division on 1 September 1864. The battalion is also mentioned in Confederate Correspondence in July and September 1864 where Watkins is accused of taking men from other commands.
LACY’S ARKANSAS ARTILLERY
Captains: John R. Lacy
Lieutenants: Paul R. Carrington Daniel T. Ponder Lewis H. Sheppard
Referenced in Local Designations of Confederate Troops as “Walker’s Artillery” with the commander listed as “Captain Lacey”. RG 109, Ch.1, Vol.113, Record of Partisan Rangers records the arrival of Lacy’s Walker Artillery at Richmond in early October 1861. This is possibly Company C, 2nd Arkansas Infantry Battalion (officers as listed above) although this is not positively confirmed. CSR has no reference to the Walker Artillery with this company.
LOUDEN’S ARKANSAS INFANTRY BATTALION (EMERGENCY SERVICE)
Lieut.Cols: John T. Louden
Majors: John King
The entry for John S. Duffie in CMH Arkansas (extended edition) p.477 mentions this battalion as serving at Pea Ridge in March 1862 and mentions Capt. John M. Inge’s company. The unit is not listed in the updated Order of Battle for Pea Ridge in Banasik, Part 2. There is no record of a “John T. Louden” in CSR Arkansas, Officers or Miscellaneous, although there is a “John T. Loudon” AAQM of Woosley’s Arkansas Cavalry Battalion. Major King may actually have been “James P. King” major, later colonel, of the 35th Arkansas Infantry. A “John M. Inge” also served in the 35th Arkansas Infantry. The battalion is said to have disbanded shortly afterwards stating that “the organization having been made for emergency service.” Another company raised for “emergency service” was that of Capt. C. L. Pickens. This was attached to the 21st (McRae’s) Arkansas Infantry. (CWMB, Arkansas, 14 June 2015, confirmed in CSR).