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John D. Holloway

Third Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA

Third Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA

Company E—“Champagnolle Guards”


This company of volunteers, calling themselves the “Champagnolle Guards,” was organized at Champagnolle, Union County, Arkansas, June 20, 1861, by Captain Thomas F. Nolan.  It traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia, where it was assigned to the Third Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers, as Company E, July 1861.  On July 18, 1862, twenty-eight members of disbanded Company C, Second Arkansas Infantry Battalion—also from Union county—were assigned to this company.  During its four years of service, 131 men served in Company E.  Only twenty of them remained when the company was surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Their paroles were signed on April 12, 1865, and they were released to go home.

Holloway, John D

First Sergeant—Enlisted in Co. E, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Champagnolle, Arkansas, June 20, 1861;appointed first sergeant, June 20, 1861; appointed captain and assistant quartermaster, July 13, 1861; resigned, November 20, 1861; enlisted in Co. F, 10th Arkansas Cavalry, at El Dorado, Arkansas, October 6, 1863; elected captain, October 6, 1863; resigned, November 26, 1864; born in South Carolina, c1818; listed in Union county 1860 census with wife Joanna J.; occupation farmer; served as Union County Sheriff, 1860-1864.


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