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George Martin,

I don't know how much Chitwood info you have uncovered since you first posted 7 years ago, but I have roster entries for them and I include them here:

CHITWOOD, AARON: C.S. Company A, 62nd Arkansas Militia Pvt/Pvt. Enrolled from 22 Feb-21 Mar 1862. U.S. Company B, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Union) Pvt/Cpl. Enlisted 10 Oct 1863 at Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas. Age at enlistment: 22. Promoted Corporal 9 Jan 1864. Captured 15 May 1864 with loss of horse and equipment. On detached duty as scout Jul 1864. On detached duty as scout Apr 1865. Mustered out of service 30 Jun 1865 at Little Rock. Born in Tennessee. Age listed as 8 on 1850 Walker Co., Georgia Census. Married Martha Jane Chitwood 6 Mar 1859 in Johnson Co., Arkansas. Age listed as 18 on 1860 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 28 on 1870 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 38 on 1880 Logan Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 69 on 1910 Pulaski Co., Arkansas Census. Died 6 Dec 1917 at Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. Buried in Little Rock National Cemetery (Section 8, Site 6219) Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas. Son of Drury L. Chitwood. Son-in-law of Russell B. Chitwood. Brother-in-law of Aurelius M. Chitwood. (*LOC) (*PUC)

CHITWOOD, ANDREW R.: C.S. Company B, 16th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Pvt/Sgt. Enlisted 4 Oct 1861 at Shoal Creek, Johnson, Arkansas. Age at enlistment: 19. Mustered into service 26 Oct 1861 at Fayetteville. Appointed 3rd Sgt 18 Jun 1862. U.S. Company B, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Union) Pvt/Pvt. Enlisted 10 Oct 1863 at Fort Smith. Age at enlistment: 21. Mustered into service 10 Dec 1863 in Benton Co., Arkansas. On detached duty with Commissary Department Apr 1864. On detached duty as scout from 24 Jun 1864. On extra duty as blacksmith from Jul-Sep 1864. Detached to regimental quartermaster at Little Rock Oct 1864. On daily duty as regimental blacksmith May 1865. Mustered out of service 30 Jun 1865 at Little Rock. Born 26 Feb 1862 in De Kalb Co., Alabama. Married Martha Jane Thompkins 24 Apr 1864 at Dardanelle, Yell, Arkansas. Died 30 May 1922 in Royal, Garland, Arkansas. Buried in Lowe Cemetery, Garland Co., Arkansas. Son of Ezekiel Chitwood. Brother of Edmond P. Chitwood, James A. Chitwood, and Richard Chitwood. Brother-in-law of Joseph N. Houser. (*GAC) (*YLC)

CHITWOOD, AURELIUS MONESCO: C.S. Company B, 16th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Cpl/Pvt. Enlisted 4 Oct 1861 at Pekin, Johnson, Arkansas as 2nd Corporal. Age at enlistment: 17. Mustered into service 26 Oct 1861 at Fayetteville. Reduced to ranks 5 Dec 1861. Sent to hospital 5 Jun 1862. Rejoined regiment and present through Aug 1862. U.S. Company B, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Union) Pvt/Pvt. Enlisted 10 Oct 1863 at Fort Smith. Age at enlistment: 20. Appointed 1st Sergeant 9 Jan 1864. Reduced to ranks 24 Mar 1864. On extra duty as hospital attendant from Apr-Aug 1864. On daily duty with regimental quartermaster Dec 1864. On daily duty hauling wood to hospital and headquarters Mar 1865. Mustered out of service 30 Jun 1865 at Little Rock. Born 19 Aug 1844 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Married (1) Mary Ann Tompkins in 1863. Age listed as 25 on 1870 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Married (2) Emily Griffith in 1878. Age listed as 35 on 1880 Logan Co., Arkansas Census. Filed Pension Application (#1,117,429) 20 Jun 1892 from Arkansas. Age listed as 55 on 1900 Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory Census. Age listed as 75 on 1920 Atoka Co., Oklahoma Census. Admitted to U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Leavenworth, Kansas 29 Dec 1925. Discharged for Soldiers Home 21 Sep 1926. Readmitted to Soldiers Home 16 Feb 1927. Discharged from Soldiers Home 15 Mar 1927. Age listed as 85 on 1930 Atoka Co., Oklahoma Census. Age listed as 95 on 1940 Atoka Co., Oklahoma Census. Died 30 Dec 1940 (age 96) at Atoka, Atoka Co., Oklahoma. Buried in Westview Cemetery, Atoka Co., Oklahoma. Son of Russell B. Chitwood. Brother-in-law of Aaron Chitwood and Asbury H. White. (*LOC)

CHITWOOD, DRURY LAZARUS: C.S. Company B, 16th Arkansas Infantry Regiment 1Lt/1Lt. Enlisted 4 Oct 1861 at Pekin, Johnson, Arkansas as 1st Lieutenant. Age at enlistment: 37. Mustered into service 26 Oct 1861 at Fayetteville. Resigned 27 Mar 1862 due to poor health. U.S. Company B, 4th Arkansas Cavalry (Union) Pvt/Pvt. Enlisted 16 Nov 1863 at Dardanelle, Yell, Arkansas. Age at enlistment: 45. On extra duty with Quartermaster Department from Apr-Jun 1864. On detached duty as carpenter with Quartermaster Department at Little Rock Oct 1864-Feb 1865. Mustered out of service 30 Jun 1865 at Little Rock. Born 23 Sep 1823 in Campbell County, Tennessee. Age listed as 27 on 1850 Walker Co., Georgia Census. Age listed as 37 on 1860 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 47 on 1870 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 56 on 1880 Logan Co., Arkansas Census. Died 8 Jun 1886 at Ellsworth, Logan, Arkansas. Buried in Old Butler Cemetery, Ellsworth, Logan, Arkansas. Father of Aaron Chitwood. Brother of Ezekiel Chitwood and John R. Chitwood. Uncle of Andrew R. Chitwood, Edmond P. Chitwood, James A. Chitwood and Richard Chitwood. (*LOC)

CHITWOOD, EDMOND PENSON: C.S. Company B, 16th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Pvt/Cpl. Enlisted 20 Mar 1862 at Frog Bayou, Crawford Co., Arkansas. Appointed 4th Corporal 14 Jun 1862. Sent to hospital 23 Jun 1862. U.S. Company B, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Union) Pvt/Cpl. Enlisted 10 Oct 1863 at Fort Smith. Age at enlistment: 26. Appointed Corporal 9 Jan 1864. On escort duty to Little Rock Mar 1864. On detached duty at Little Rock with orders to report to De Valls Bluff 19 Sep 1864. Absent sick at General Hospital at Little Rock from 14 Dec 1864. Granted disability discharge 23 Dec 1864, but rejoined regiment by Jan 1865. On detached duty as scout Apr 1865. Mustered out of service 30 Jun 1865 at Little Rock. Born 10 Apr 1836 in De Kalb County, Alabama. Age listed as 14 on 1850 De Kalb Co., Alabama Census. Married (1) F. G. Coleman 24 Apr 1854. Married (2) Frances Parker Jul 1858. Married (3) Mary Hicks 2 Feb 1866. Age listed as 34 on 1870 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 44 on 1880 Garland Co., Arkansas Census. Filed U.S. Pension Application (#500,012) 16 Nov 1883 from Arkansas. Age listed as 64 on 1900 Montgomery Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 74 on 1910 Montgomery Co., Alabama Census. Died 25 Jun 1911 in Buckville, Montgomery, Arkansas. Buried in West Washita Cemetery, Washita, Montgomery, Arkansas. Widow Mary E. Chitwood filed Pension Application (#970,662) 21 Aug 1911 from Arkansas. Son of Ezekiel P. Chitwood. Brother of Andrew R. Chitwood, James A. Chitwood, and Richard Chitwood. Brother-in-law of Joseph N. Houser. (*GAC) (*MTC)

CHITWOOD, EZEKIEL P.: U.S. Company B, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Union) Pvt/Pvt. Enlisted 3 Dec 1863 at Dardanelle, Yell, Arkansas. Age at enlistment: 44. Absent sick at Regimental Hospital at Little Rock Oct 1864. Died of pneumonia 1 Nov 1864 at Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas. Buried in Little Rock National Cemetery (Plot 1 202), Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas. Born 1812 in Camden Co., Tennessee. Married Elizabeth Penson 23 Oct 1834 in De Kalb Co., Alabama. Age listed as 48 on 1860 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Brother of Drury L. Chitwood and John R. Chitwood. Father of Andrew R. Chitwood, Edmond P. Chitwood, James A. Chitwood, and Richard Chitwood. Father-in-law of Joseph N. Houser.

CHITWOOD, JAMES ANDERSON: C.S. Company H, 1st Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, State Troops. Wounded at Wilson’s Creek, Missouri 10 Aug 1861. U.S. Company B, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment Pvt/Sgt. Enlisted 15 Oct 1863 at Fort Smith. Sebastian, Arkansas. Age at enlistment: 26. Mustered into service 10 Dec 1863 at Benton, Saline, Arkansas. Appointed Commissary Sergeant 9 Jan 1864. Absent on escort duty to Little Rock Mar 1864. Absent sick at hospital at De Valls Bluff Nov 1864. Mustered out of service 30 Jun 1864 at Little Rock. Born Sep 1838 in De Kalb Co., Alabama. Age listed as 12 on 1850 De Kalb Co., Alabama Census. Married Rebecca Catherine Pearce 23 Oct 1859 in Johnson Co., Arkansas. Age listed as 22 on 1860 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 33 on 1870 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 43 on 1880 Garland Co., Arkansas Census. Filed U.S. Pension Application (#495,618) 18 Sep 1883 from Arkansas. Appointed U.S. Postmaster of Waver Light, Garland, Arkansas 24 Jul 1884. Age listed as 62 on 1900 Garland Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 72 on 1910 Garland Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 82 on 1920 Garland Co., Arkansas Census. Died 6 Dec 1929 in Garland Co., Arkansas. Buried in Buckville Cemetery, Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas. Son of Ezekiel Chitwood. Brother of Andrew R. Chitwood, Edmond P. Chitwood, and Richard Chitwood. Brother-in-law of Joseph N. Houser. (*GAC)

CHITWOOD, JOHN R. C.S. Company B, 16th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Pvt/Pvt. Enlisted 4 Oct 1861 at Shoal Creek, Johnson, Arkansas. Age at enlistment: 33. Mustered into service 26 Oct 1861 at Fayetteville. Absent sick Feb 1862. Listed as present through Aug 1862. Born 18 Oct 1827 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Married (1) Martha _____ abt 1849 in Tennessee. Age listed as 22 on 1850 Hamilton Co., Tennessee Census. Married (2) Susan May (widow of George W. Armstrong) 7 Nov 1866 in Johnson Co., Arkansas. Age listed as 42 on 1870 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 52 on 1880 Logan Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 72 on 1900 Logan Co., Arkansas Census. Age listed as 82 on 1910 Logan Co., Arkansas Census. Died 1 Jan 1916 at Ellsworth, Logan, Arkansas. Buried in Ellsworth Cemetery, Subiaco, Logan, Arkansas. Brother of Drury L. Chitwood, and Ezekiel Chitwood. Brother-in-law of James P. May and Jasper L. May. (*LOC)

CHITWOOD, RICHARD: U.S. Company B, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Union) Pvt/Pvt. Enlisted 1 Jan 1864 at Little Rock. Age at enlistment: 18. On extra duty as cook Sep 1864. Absent sick at General Hospital at Little Rock Dec 1864. Died 3 Feb 1865 at Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas. Buried in Little Rock National Cemetery (Plot 1-351), Pulaski, Arkansas. Born 1846 in Cherokee Co., Alabama. Son of Ezekiel Chitwood. Brother of Andrew R., Edmond P., and James A. Chitwood. Brother-in-law of Joseph N. Houser. (*PUC)

CHITWOOD, RUSSELL BIRDWELL: C.S. Company D, 62nd Arkansas Militia Pvt/Pvt. Enrolled from 22 Feb-21 Mar 1862. Born 27 Mar 1817 in Pulaski Co., Kentucky. Married Sarah Moore 9 Sep 1842 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Paid $122.50, on 19 Nov 1861, for 35 days of transportation of the baggage of Company B, 16th Arkansas Infantry Regiment from Clarksville to Fayetteville. Age listed as 53 on 1870 Johnson Co., Arkansas Census. Assessor of Sarber (now Logan) Co., Arkansas 1871-1874. Died 29 Feb 1880 in Logan Co., Arkansas. Buried in Ellsworth Cemetery, Subiaco, Logan, Arkansas. Father of Aurelius M. Chitwood. Father-in-law of Aaron Chitwood. Brother-in-law of Frederick J. Moore. (*LOC)

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