Arkansas 36th Infantry (Confederate)
01 Jun 1862
Arkansas 36th Infantry organized.
04 Jul 1863
Participated in the Battle of Helena at Helena-West Helena, AR.
Lt. Gen. Theophilus Holmes, Confederate commander in Arkansas, sought to relieve Union pressure on Vicksburg, Mississippi as the army of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant besieged that strategic city. Holmes won approval for a plan to assault the Union-held river town of Helena, Arkansas, 170 miles north of Vicksburg, with a combined force of about 7,600 men. About 4,000 Union soldiers were in Helena under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Prentiss. Four artillery batteries defended the town, surrounded on the la…
26 May 1865
Arkansas 36th Infantry mustered out.
Arkansas, United States of America
Brigadier General Dandridge McRae
Colonel John E. Glenn
Major General Sterling Price