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23rd Arkansas Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Joseph SimmonsRank: Private Company: I

Joseph Simmons joined the Confederate Army at Jonesboro, Arkansas on July 2, 1862 and served as a private soldier in Company I, McNeill's 30th Arkansas Infantry under Capt. Mitchell Adair. In mid-1864 he was transferred, along with his entire company, to Lyles' 23rd Arkansas Mounted Volunteers where they stayed for the remainder of the war. At the close of the war, Joseph surrendered with Lyles' 23rd Arkansas Mounted Volunteers at Wittsburg, Arkansas on May 11, 1865 and was paroled on May 25. His company participated in many battles and skirmishes in Arkansas and Missouri with both the 30th Arkansas Infantry and Lyles' 23rd Arkansas Mounted Volunteers. Joseph was born in 1836 in the old Grinder Settlement in Poinsett County, Arkansas, a son of John Simmons and Mahulda Grinder of North Carolina and later Tennessee. His family came into this section in the late 1830's, and were famous hunters of the early days. There was very little law and order at that time and the Simmons family had a reputation for being rough characters, the kind that took care of their own business. Several shootings and unexplained disappearances were blamed on them. Joseph farmed and raised stock and died in 1903 in the Gilkerson Township, Craighead County, Arkansas. He drew a Confederate Service Pension from the state of Arkansas, and is buried next to his wife, Rebecca McGowan, in the Gibson Cemetery near Gilkerson in Craighead County and has a Confederate gravestone. Rebecca drew a Confederate service widow's pension from the State of Arkansas after her husband's death.

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