20th Regiment Arkansas Infantry, Company E. He went in as a 2nd Lieutenant and came out as a 1st Lieutenant. https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm
20th Regiment Arkansas Infantry The 20th Arkansas Infantry (originally organized as the 22nd Arkansas Infantry) was organized at DeValls Bluff, (Prairie County) Arkansas, on April 9, 1862, with ten companies of volunteers from central and southwest Arkansas. Source: http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/20infhis.html
Company E (from Hempstead County) - “Hempstead Plough Boys” Roster includes: Gray, J D - Second Lieutenant-Enlisted at Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; promoted first lieutenant, April 16, 1862; discharged, June 4, 1862.
The 20th Infantry Regiment was ordered east of the Mississippi River along with the rest of General Earl Van Dorn's Army of the West. The regiment was added to a brigade commanded by Brigadier General Albert Rust. The unit boarded a steamer at Des Arc, Prairie County, Arkansas, and moved down the White River, out at its mouth, then up the Mississippi River and landed at Memphis, Tennessee, on April 11, 1862. The regiment was immediately ordered with the remainder of Rust's Brigade to Fort Pillow, Tennessee, approximately 50 miles north of Memphis. The unit departed Memphis via steamer on April 12, 1862 and arrived at Fort Pillow on April 13, 1862. It was here, during the bombardment of Fort Pillow by Union gunboats, that the men saw their first enemy fire. The unit remained at Fort Pillow for fourteen days. The unit experienced few casualties in the bombardment during its stay at Fort Pillow, but many of the soldiers became sick, and several died due to the very muddy conditions and poor water supply at the fort. Confederate troops evacuated Fort Pillow on June 4, 1862 in order to avoid being cut off from the rest of the Confederate army. J.D. Gray was discharged on June 4, 1862.
Isaac M ("Ike") Brown b: 4/1836 d: 5/7/1902 Texas Confederate Pension Application #01038 of Isaac M Brown Service: Company C, McClellan's Batt'l, Tennessee for about 3 years 8 months Source: https://dallasgenealogy.com/DGS_Docs/Quarterlies/1994/September/PDF/Dallas_Quarterly_XL_3_1994_09.pdf Texas Confederate Widow's Pension Application of Lucinda Brown, widow of Isaac M Brown Service: Company D, 2nd Tennessee served during entire war Soldier Name: Brown, Isaac M. Battle Unit Name: 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's) Side: Confederacy Company: B Soldier's Rank In: Ordnance Sergeant Soldier's Rank Out: First Sergeant Alternate Name: M231 Roll 6 Source: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=AFDF1587-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A
Born MAY 1830 in Coweta, Georgia. He was known as Hardy. Enlisted on 24 Jul 1861. Was wounded in the leg and discharged from the army on 23 Jul 1862 from Richmond, VA. He farmed for the rest of his life and died 6 MAY 1907 in Randolph, Alabama