Arkansas 4th Infantry Battalion (Confederate)

    10 Nov 1861

    Arkansas 4th Infantry Battalion organized at Arkansas.

    28 Feb 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Island Number Ten at New Madrid, Missouri; Lake County, Tennessee.

    The Battle of Island Number Ten
    The Battle of Island Number Ten

    In addition to prosecuting the coastal blockade and pursuing Confederate commerce raiders, the U.S. Navy's other main role in the Civil War, and arguably its most important one, was seizing and controlling the Mississippi River and its tributaries. In this effort, the main obstacle was not the tiny Confederate navy, but rather the formidable shore fortifications erected by the Confederates along the banks of the Tennessee, Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers. This war, therefore, was less often a matter of s… Read More

    14 May 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Jackson, Mississippi at Jackson, Mississippi; Hinds County, Mississippi.