The unit, originally known as the 17th (Rector's) Infantry Regiment, was organized at Fort Smith, Arkansas, on November 17, 1861. The men elected Frank A. Rector, who would later command the 35th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, colonel of the regiment. The other regimental officers were: * Lieutenant Colonel Sam W. Williams. * Major Lawrencee. * Adjutant William A. Dowdle. The regiment consisted of eight companies, which were drawn mostly from Sebastian County and the surrounding area. The unit was composed of volunteer companies from the following counties:

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  • The unit, originally known as the 17th (Rector's) Infantry Regiment, was organized at Fort Smith, Arkansas, on November 17, 1861. The men elected Frank A. Rector, who would later command the 35th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, colonel of the regiment. The other regimental officers were: * Lieutenant Colonel Sam W. Williams. * Major Lawrencee. * Adjutant William A. Dowdle. The regiment consisted of eight companies, which were drawn mostly from Sebastian County and the surrounding area. The unit was composed of volunteer companies from the following counties: * Company A – of Sebastian County, commanded by Captain Henry Kayser. A number of men from this Company subsequently served in Company A, 22nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment. * Company B – of Sebastian County, commanded by Captain E.A. Adams. A number of men from this Company subsequently served in Company A, 22nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment. * Company C – of Sebastian County, commanded by Captain Josephes Dotson. The First Lieutenant of this company was Henry J. McCord who would later command the 35th Arkansas. According to the unit muster rolls several men of this company were left sick in the hospital in Arkansas when the remainder moved under General Van Dorn to reinforce General Beauregard at Corinth, Mississippi in April 1862. They were ordered to rejoin their company and were en route to do so when General Thomas C. Hindman ordered them to remain in Arkansas and assigned them to Company A, 22nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment. The muster roll also indicates that approximately three fourths of the unit had previously served in Gratiot's 3rd Regiment, Arkansas State Troops. 20 men from this company would be assigned to Company A, 35th Arkansas Infantry on June 12, 1862. * Company D – of Washington County, commanded by Captain George W. Van Hoose. A number of men from this Company subsequently served in Company A, 22nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment. * Company E – of Washington County, commanded by Captain Joseph R. Parks. This unit was organized as a volunteer militia company in Illinois Township, of Washington County, in the 32nd Regiment, Arkansas State Militia on August 22, 1861.> * Company F – of Sebastian County, commanded by Captain David Arbuckle. A number of men from this Company subsequently served in Company A, 22nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment. * Company G – of Madison County, enlisted on 22 November 1861, for 12 Months, under the command of Captain Stephen B. Enyart. Most of this company subsequently served in Company K, 22nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment. * Company H – the "Hempstead Rifles Number 2" of Hempstead County, commanded by Captain Benjamin P. Jett, Jr. This company was originally organized as a volunteer company in the 8th Regiment, Arkansas State Militia. The unit was mustered into the 3rd Regiment, Arkansas State Troops and participated in the Battle of Wilson's Creek. After the 3rd Regiment was disbanded, the unit returned to Hempstead county and reorganized. (en)
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  • The unit, originally known as the 17th (Rector's) Infantry Regiment, was organized at Fort Smith, Arkansas, on November 17, 1861. The men elected Frank A. Rector, who would later command the 35th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, colonel of the regiment. The other regimental officers were: * Lieutenant Colonel Sam W. Williams. * Major Lawrencee. * Adjutant William A. Dowdle. The regiment consisted of eight companies, which were drawn mostly from Sebastian County and the surrounding area. The unit was composed of volunteer companies from the following counties: (en)
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  • 17th Arkansas Infantry Regiment (Griffith's) (en)
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  • 17th Arkansas Infantry (Confederate) (en)
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