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

Thomas Simmons joined the Confederate Army at Jonesboro, Arkansas and served as a private soldier in Company I, Lyles' 23rd Arkansas Mounted Volunteers. This was originally an infantry regiment but in mid-1864 a part of it, including Company I, was mounted on horses and functioned as cavalry for the remainder of the war. Thomas surrendered with Lyles' 23rd Arkansas Mounted Volunteers at Wittsburg, Arkansas and was paroled on May 25, 1865. He was described as being 6'2' tall, age 21, eyes blue, hair brown, complexion fair. Brother of Joseph Simmons. He is buried in Gibson Cemetery near Gilkerson in Craighead County, Arkansas. He has a Confederate gravestone.

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