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Re: Union Soldier Burials in Waldron
Posted by: Ann Marie Boatright Ryals (ID *****8512) Date: June 19, 2003 at 16:05:19
In Reply to: Re: Union Soldier Burials in Waldron by Ronald Lairamore of 494

This is the info I have.

First Arkansas Infantry Volunteers, Co K, Union

HARGIS, JAMES T. Sgt Enl 20 Mar 1863 at Fayetteville, AR. ... Died of brain fever 10 Jan 1864 at Waldron, AR.

"...returning to Fort Smith, was the first regiment to enter the garrison on the 1st of September, 1863. Shortly afterward, by order of Brig.-Gen. McNeil, the regiment proceeded to Waldron, and remained there until February, 1864, when it was again ordered to report at Fort Smith..."

James T. Hargis died during the time time they were in Waldron. He was from Carroll Co, AR, but I assume that his body was not returned there. Even though it is not terribly far, during the war there would be too many difficulties. He was probably buried in an unmarked grave near their camp. I don't know what area of Waldron they were in.

It would be wonderful to find his final resting place after all of these years. James T. Hargis' son didn't even know anything about his father's death, except that he died in Waldron, AR. He didn't even know the date or how he died. I have found these from military records.

If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.

Thanks!
Ann Marie


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