Jim, the only muster rolls from the 15th (Gee/Johnson) Arkansas Infantry are those which were prepared when the regiment was reorganized after being exchanged. All the original rolls were lost or destroyed at Fort Donelson. The number of reported POW deaths is absolutely appalling.
4 Oct 1861 - 6 Oct 1862—Station: Jackson, Miss.
Remarks: Reg’t organized in Camden, Ark. Jan. 2/62. Left 4th. Arrived at Ft. Heinman 31st. Crossed to Ft. Henry Feb. 5th. Returned to Donelson the 6th, operating within defence of that place until the surrender. None killed, 4 wounded. 62 surrendered. 58 carried off. 5 escaped. 27 died. 27 returned.
17 Oct 1861 - 6 Oct 1862—Station: Jackson, Miss.
Remarks: Regmt. organized at Camden, Jany the 2d, 1862. Left that place on the 4th. Arrived at Ft. Heinman on the 31st. Crossed over to Ft. Henry on Feby the 5th. Retreated from that place to Fort Donelson on the 6th. Engaged in the defense of that place until Feby the 16th, then surrendered to Gen Grant. 67 surrendered. 29 died in prison. 9 in Hospitals. 34 returned.
22 Oct 1861 - 6 Oct 1862—Station: Jackson, Miss.
Remarks: The 15th Ark. Regmt. was organized at Camden, Ark. 2d Jany 1862 and left on Jany 5th, 1862. Landed at Memphis, Tenn. 20th Jany 1862. Ordered to Fort Heinman. Landed the 28th. Remained there until 4th Feby & ordered to Fort Henry, remained there 6th, retreated to Fort Donelson. Remained there until the surrender. Was captured, taken North by the enemy. Remained there until exchanged for at Vicksburg. Ordered to Jackson, Miss. to reorganize.
4 Nov 1861 - 6 Oct 1862—Station: Jackson, Miss.
Remarks: This Company left Camden, Ark. 10th Jany 1862. Marched from there to Gains Landing. Arrived Jany 18th, 1862. From there to Memphis by transports. The Regiment was ordered to Danville, Tenn. thence to Fort Heinman, then to Fort Henry, at which place the Muster Rolls, Clothing, Blankets &c were lost in the retreat on the 6th Feby 1862. Were at the Fort Donelson surrender & surrendered with that place on the 16th Feby 1862. This Roll is made from memorization. I believe it to be correct as could be presented under the circumstances.
29 Oct 1861 - 6 Oct 1862—Station: Jackson, Miss.
Remarks: This Company after remaining in Ark. up to Dec. 19th ordered to Little Rock via Camden. When at the latter place, ordered to Memphis & then with shot guns to Ft. Henry & in retreating from there left all & was surrendered at Donelson. Majority died in prison.
19 Dec 1861 - 6 Oct 1862—Station: Jackson, Miss.
Remarks: This Co. was mustered in at Forest Grove, Lafayette Co., Arks, Dec. 19th, 1861. Left that place on the 2d day of Jany 1862. Marched through to the Miss. River to Gasters Landing, 170 miles. Arrived on the 18th Jany, at which time and place we formed the Regiment. Left on the 19th. Arrived at Fort Heinman on the 31st Jany. Crossed over to Fort Henry on the 3d Feby. Retreated from that place on the 6th to Fort Donelson. Was engaged in the defense of that place until the 16th, at which time we were surrendered. Had 2 killed in battle, 2 wounded. Surrendered 50 men including officers, 22 died in prison, 26 returned.