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  I'm James C. Starbird, of the Northwest 15th. Arkansas Infantry, a reenactor regiment of the Confederate Army, Western Theater. I'm rarely photographed, and here I'm in Union Blue. We were at the National Park Site, Judge Parker's Courtroom, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, when a passerby took this photo, and had it printed the same day. Although primarily Confederate, we portray Federals as needed.  
  Our Company/Regiment has been in existence since 1993, and has grown into one of the larger units in the First Arkansas Battalion, of the Trans-Mississippi Brigade. Our members come from Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, and reenact battles and skirmishes in this area, as well as events in other states, such as Gettysburg, Franklin, Shiloh, and Perryville.
 
   We seek to learn more about the armies of this time in our
Nation's past, and have no interest in modern-day controversy
or political opinion. Camaraderie, glee and perloo, and travel
to out-of-the-way places with a historic event at hand are what
we are bound for.
 
 

2015 Reenactment & Events Schedule
 
Feb. 21-22 Battle of Round Mountain, Yale, OK
Mar. 21   Company Drill, Prairie Grove, AR
April 11   Company Drill, Fort Smith NHS, AR
May  2-3  Battle of Port Jefferson, TX
Jun. 13     Company Drill, Prairie Grove, AR
Sep. 25-27 Battle of Pea Ridge, Pea Ridge, AR
Oct. 3-4   Encampment, Hobbs State Park, AR
Nov. 7-8  Battle of Honey Springs, near Checotah, OK
  

          First Arkansas Battalion Events
Battle of Marks Mill, Fordyce, AR May 15-17
Battle of Pea Ridge, Pea Ridge, AR Sept. 25-27
 
  

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Van Dorn Pattern Battle Flag
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Developed by Gen'l Earl Van Dorn to avoid confusion with the US Flag.

The original Flag of the N.W. 15th. Arkansas
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On loan to the Old State House Museum, Little Rock, Ark.

Old State House Museum Confederate Flag Collection

Replica Arkansas Infantry Belt Plate
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Originals are very rare, five or less known to exist.

This site last changed: February 14, 2015