3rd Arkansas Regiment Infantry; Company G

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I am new to researching my family that was involved in the Civil War. According to what I have found so far, my 3rd great grandfather George W. Moore was a 2nd Sergeant in company G of the 3rd Arkansas Regiment Infantry. He died in 1909 *edited from original post* and is buried at Two Bayou Methodist Church Cemetery in Ouachita County, Arkansas. I have very limited information on him. Any help with where to research him, his company and his regiment were involved would be great. I have read that they were very active in battles in Virginia, which is where I live.

Any links, pictures, help would be greatly appreciated as I am brand new to this and am very interested in finding out as much as i can.
 
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First, Welcome from the UK and the First Bull Run/ Manassas Forum.

Second, is January 22, 1842 a typo? Otherwise he would be dead by the time of the Civil War.

As to the 3rd Arkansas they actually have a surprisingly good wiki page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3d_Arkansas_Infantry_Regiment_(Confederate_States) Then again they were in the Texas Brigade. I can also tell you that at Gettysburg they went in c.480 strong. They lost 41 dead, 100 injured and 40 missing in the fierce 2nd Day's fighting on the slopes of what would later be called Little Round Top/ Devils Den.
 
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First, Welcome from the UK and the First Bull Run/ Manassas Forum.

Second, is January 22, 1842 a typo? Otherwise he would be dead by the time of the Civil War.

As to the 3rd Arkansas they actually have a surprisingly good wiki page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3d_Arkansas_Infantry_Regiment_(Confederate_States) Then again they were in the Texas Brigade. I can also tell you that at Gettysburg they went in c.480 strong. They lost 41 dead, 100 injured and 40 missing in the fierce 2nd Day's fighting on the slopes of what would later be called Little Round Top/ Devils Den.

Sorry.... It was a typo. Well, it was WAY PAST NAP TIME for a 2 1/2 year old and I was trying to type and deal with her at the same time. George W. Moore died in 1909. A LOT different than 1842. Thank you for your help!
 
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I am new to researching my family that was involved in the Civil War. According to what I have found so far, my 3rd great grandfather George W. Moore was a 2nd Sergeant in company G of the 3rd Arkansas Regiment Infantry. He died in 1909 *edited from original post* and is buried at Two Bayou Methodist Church Cemetery in Ouachita County, Arkansas. I have very limited information on him. Any help with where to research him, his company and his regiment were involved would be great. I have read that they were very active in battles in Virginia, which is where I live.

Any links, pictures, help would be greatly appreciated as I am brand new to this and am very interested in finding out as much as i can.
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Gettysburg after battle report:

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Report of Col. Van H. Manning, Third Arkansas Infantry.
Near Hagerstown, Md.,
July 8, 1863.
Lieut.: I have the honor to report the part taken by this
command in the recent battle near Gettysburg, Pa.

About 4 o'clock on the evening of July 2, I was ordered to move
against the enemy, keeping my right well connected with the left of
the First Texas Regt., and hold my left on the Emmitsburg road,
then some 200 yards in my front and out of view.

Upon reaching this road, I discovered, from the direction the directing
regiment was taking, that I could not with the length of my line
carry out the latter order; hence I decided to keep my command on
a prolongation of the line formed by the troops on my right. After
marching in line of battle at a brisk gait (part of the way at a
double-quick) for about 1,000 yards, all the time exposed to a destructive
fire from artillery, we engaged the enemy at short range, strongly posted
behind a rock fence at the edge of woods. We drove him back with
but little loss for a distance of 150 yards, when I ascertained that I
was suffering from a fire to my left and rear. Thereupon I ordered
a change of front to the rear on first company, but the noise consequent
upon the heavy firing then going on swallowed up my command,
and I contented myself with the irregular drawing back of the
left wing, giving it an excellent fire, which pressed the enemy back
in a very short while, whereupon the whole line advanced, the enemy
fighting stubbornly, but retiring.

Soon I was again admonished that my left was seriously threatened,
when I ordered the command back 50 or 75 yards to meet this contingency.
He was again driven back, and I stretched out my front
twice its legitimate length, guarding well my left, and advanced to
the ledge of rocks from which we had previously been dislodged by
the enemy's movement upon my flank. I experienced some annoyance
from the exposure of this flank up to this moment, when Col.
[F. H.] Little, of the Eleventh Georgia Regt., joined to my left.
The Fifty-ninth Georgia Regt., coming also at this time, occupied
the line with my command. Some little time after this, I was
disabled by concussion and wound on my nose and forehead. The
command then devolved upon Lieut.-Col. Taylor, who will
report its operations subsequent to this time.

It would be invidious to make special mention of gallantry with
either officers or men when all did so well, fighting greatly superior
numbers and at great disadvantage. I might safely assume that the
bearing of the entire command was of the highest creditable character.

No guns or colors were captured, and but few (some 25) prisoners,
a number of whom were sent to the rear with wounded men.

Below I submit a list of killed, wounded, and missing.* The
wounded include only those disabled indefinitely. Quite a number
were temporarily disabled by slight wounds, but resumed their
duties in a few days; hence I make no mention of them in this report.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

VAN H. MANNING,
Col., Comdg. Third Arkansas Regt.

Lieut. [John W.] Kerr,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-Gen., Robertson's Brigade.

Source: Official Records: Series I. Vol. 27. Part II. Reports. Serial No. 44


Chickamagua after battle report:

Report of Col. Van H. Manning, Third Arkansas Infantry.

IN THE FIELD, NEAR CHATTANOOGA, TENN.,
September 26, 1863.
SIR: At 3. 30 in the evening of the 19th instant, I was ordered
to move my regiment (then formed in line of battle on the left of
the brigade) to the front. I advanced about 300 yards, when the
enemy made his appearance so far to my left as to necessitate a
change of my front so suit the direction from which he was
observed to be advancing.

From this point we opened fire and continued our
advance, pressing him back for about 600 yards. When we had
gone this distance, Brig.-Gen. Benning's command came to our
support and I withdrew to reform my regiment, and thus ended
our part in the first day's battle. We were fighting only about one
hour, but had a number, remarkably large, killed and wounded
during this time.

On the following day, about 12 m., with the same position in line
with the brigade as the preceding day, we were advanced
immediately in rear of another line of troops. The distance and
speed with which we were required to move before engaging the
enemy, together with the annoyance and confusion consequent
upon our moving so close in rear of other troops, threw us into
battle under serious disadvantages. The fatigue of the men and
the deranged condition of the line are some of the prominent
evils invariably and unavoidably experienced under the above
circumstances. We engaged the enemy but a few minutes before
the entire line gave way under the apprehension that our position
was being turned by a flanking party of the enemy. Before the
work of reforming was over another line of our troops advanced
over the ground thus given up and the necessity of our returning
to the fight was obviated.

The general bearing of the command was highly creditable.

I have before this furnished a list of my killed and wounded.

Respectfully, &c.,

VAN H. MANNING,
Col., Comdg. Third Arkansas Regt.

Lieut. KERR,
Assistant Adjutant-Gen., Robertson's Brigade.

Source: Official Records
CHAP. XLII.] THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN. PAGE 512-51
[Series I. Vol. 30. Part II, Reports. Serial No. 51.]
 
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Thanks everyone so much for the valuable help. After looking more, I have found that there were a decent amount of George W. Moore's in the civil war. I'm thinking that the George W. Moore in the 3rd Arkansas MAY not be the same one i'm related to.

Can anyone send me any links or send any information on the information listed below?

George W. Moore
Residence Location: Ouachita, Arkansas
State Served From: Mississippi
Division: Cavalry
Regiment: Ouachita
Vet Application Year: 1906
Comments: approved

Oddly enough, in my research this far, George W. Moore's father, Andrew Jackson Moore, Sr also fought in the Civil War. I have multiple possible states he may have joined but everything I can find indicates that he was captured and died in a Union prison. His information, just in case anyone has information/link/etc for me to look up is below:

Name: Andrew Moore
Service Info: PVT CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY CIVIL WAR
Death Date: 17 Dec 1864
Cemetery: North Alton Confederate CemeteryCemetery
Address: 600 Pearl Street Alton, IL 62003Buried
AtSection: 1 Site 1

I think that this is the best information I have on Andrew's details....

Name: Andrew Moore
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Arkansas
Regiment: 1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Dobbin's)
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M376 roll 17
Other Records: 1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Dobbin's)


Thank each and every one of you, in advance, for reading and offering up any help. I am 1 week in to FINALLY tracing back my heritage so as to 1) Find a name for my daughter that will be born in March and 2) Learning more about the great men and women in my lineage.

Brian C. Moore
 

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