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Confederate (CSV)


Arthur C. Halbert

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at Columbus, MS as a Sergeant in Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His Company (K) was converted to cavalry and attached as Company F to the 8th (Wade's) Confederate Cavalry (2d Regiment, Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry) in January 1863. He was promoted to Sergeant by June and was First Sergeant by the end of 1863. He was detailed to "recruit" horses at Decatur, GA in June 1864, but was "cut off by enemy at Conecuh [?] River" and unable to return to his unit in December 1864. He was surrendered and paroled on 3 May 1865 at Hillsboro, NC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 via fold3, filed under 48th Mississippi Infantry, as Arthur Halbert, and 2nd CS Cavalry, as A.C. Halbert. His presence at Sharpsburg and his middle initial from a petition he and others of his Company signed on behalf of Lieutenant Thomas Lipscomb.

There were dozens of Halbert cousins in Lowndes County, MS before the war, and this Arthur is probably one of them. They shared many of the same given names, so I've not nailed down which he was.

He is not cousin Arthur Calhoun Halbert (later M.D., 1843-1908), who served in the 10th Mississippi Infantry from 1861 to 1865.


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28995]