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Updated February 15th 1999

Canadians Biographies

Arkansas Regiments

NAME

UNIT

Anderson, A. R.

Crittenden Rangers 6th Batt. Ark. Cav.

Cady, John

Desha Rangers indep. Cav.

Chapman, Douglas

Flippinís Battalion

Crook, Leslie

Ashley Light Inf. 8th Batt. Ark. Inf.
12th Batt. Ark. Sharpshooters

McCann, Archibald

Crittenden Rangers 6th Batt. Ark. Cav.

McDonald, John

Desha County Miltia

Moore, Andrew E

Crittenden Rangers 6th Batt. Ark. Cav.

Poole, David

Desha County Miltia
13th Regiment Ark. Inf.

Boucher, Charles Jacques

16th Arkansas Regiment Inf. Coy E

Murphy, James K.

Desha County Miltia

Anderson, A. R.

A. R. Anderson was born in 1833 somewhere in Canada. His civilian occupation was as a clerk. He enlisted in the "Crittenden Rangers," Co. C, 6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry, at Marion, Crittenden County, Arkansas, June 3, 1861. He was discharged at Pocahontas, Arkansas on July 29, 1861. The "Crittenden Rangers" initially enrolled in State service; when the company enlisted in Confederate service on July 29, 1861, several men elected not to transfer, and were discharged.

Cady, John

John Cady was Born c1833 in Canada. His occupation before the war was trader. He his listed in the 1860 U.S. Census of Desha County, Arkansas, with wife Ann. He enlisted in the "Desha Rangers" independent cavalry troop in Desha County, December 13, 1862. He his listed as deserted at Redfork, Arkansas, August 2, 1863.

Chapman, Douglas

Douglas Chapman was born in c1820 in Canada. His occupation before the war was farmer. He his listed in the 1860 U.S. Census of Hot Spring County, Arkansas, with wife Cynthia. He died in Arkansas on March 19, 1893; his widow applied for a Confederate pension in 1902, citing her husbandís service in Flippinís Battalion, 1863-1865. Little is known of this battalion; it appears to have been a mounted battalion enrolled in State service in mid-1863.

Crook, Leslie

Leslie Crook was born in c1838 somewhere in Canada. He is listed in the 1860 U.S. Census of Bradley County, Arkansas. He enlisted in the "Ashley Light Infantry," Co. F, 8th Battalion Arkansas Infantry, at Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, on March 15, 1862. He was transferred to Co. A, 12th Battalion Arkansas Sharpshooters, on June 30, 1862; this was an elite battalion of skirmishers organized from volunteers from other Arkansas units. He was captured at the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 4, 1863, and paroled on July 7, 1863.

McCann, Archibald

Archibald McCann was born in 1839 somewhere in Canada. His occupation before the war was farmer. He enlisted in the "Crittenden Rangers," Co. C, 6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry, at Marion, Crittenden County, Arkansas, June 3, 1861. He was discharged at Pocahontas, Arkansas, July 29, 1861. The "Crittenden Rangers" initially enrolled in State service; when the company enlisted in Confederate service on July 29, 1861, several men elected not to transfer, and were discharged.

McDonald, John

John McDonald was born in c1835 somewhere in Canada. He his listed in the 1860 U.S. Census of Desha County, Arkansas. He enrolled in the Desha County Militia at Laconia, Arkansas, November 28, 1861.

Moore, Andrew E

Andrew E. Moore was born in 1840 somewhere in Canada. His occupation was farmer. He enlisted in the "Crittenden Rangers," Co. C, 6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry, at Marion, Crittenden County, Arkansas, June 3, 1861. He was killed in a fight with Private Granville P. Kirksey, also of the "Crittenden Rangers," at Bowling Green, Kentucky, October 12, 1861.

Poole, David

David Poole was born in c1829 somewhere in Canada. His occupation was a laborer. He is listed in the 1860 U.S. Census of Desha County, Arkansas. He enrolled in the Desha County Miltia at Laconia, Arkansas, November 28, 1861. He later served in Co. E, 13th Regiment Arkansas Infantry.

Boucher, Charles Jacques

Charles Jacques Boucher was Born on the 10th of November 1833 at Amhurstberg Ontario Canada. He served in Company E, 16th Arkansas Regiment Infantry as a Private. He died on the 24th of February 1899 at Imboden, Arkansas.

He also had relatives who served with him in the same Regiment and Company. They were Private G.L. Boucher, Private J.W. Boucher, Private James T. Boucher and Corporal Samuel K. Boucher.

Murphy, James K.

James K. Murphy was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in c1829. He married Sallie H. Mayson, 15 Feb 1860, in Desha County, Arkansas. He is listed in 1860 U.S. Census for Desha County, Arkansas. He Enrolled in Desha County Militia, 28 Nov 1861, at Laconia, Arkansas.

These Biographies were given to me by Bryan Howerton from Searcy, Arkansas. Many Thanks to him for these bios. You can contact him at howerton@cswnet.com and visit the pages he is involved with.

I would also be very interested in any other Biographies, names or any other information on Canadians in the Civil War or the 2nd Mich. Vol. Inf. I can be contacted at mich2inf@lycosmail.com

If you know of any other British North Americans (Canadians) please advise me.


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