My only clue is a guess as to what they were still armed with at Bentonville. I do know at Shiloh, the 9th, and most of the Arkansas Brigade was armed with 69 caliber Muskets, and were using buck and ball cartridges, and when they overran the Camps of Prentiss, they stacked the muskets and took up the Enfield's. The 7th Arkansas struck Peabody and his Missouri Regiment (I believe it was the 24th?) and obtained the Enfields, the source stated the Arkansas Brigade Obtained the Enfield, while not listed specifically like the 7th, this would have included the 9th. As the Army of the Tennessee was in almost constant motion, supplying that army was a formidable job, and records a low priority. while possible, it is not probable, that they would have have been issued any other weapon, unless it was to replace a lost or destroyed weapon, or new recruits, they would most likely carried enfields. The Confederate way was to replace entire units with new units, or consolidate old units to form a new one. it is possible at Bentonville that their might have been some other weapons in addition to Enfields. Based on the fact, that the Infantry they were up against carried, Springfield rifles, it is probable, there may have been some recruits or replacement issued, or picked up, it is also probable, that whenever possible, they would have picked up some revolvers on the field. I read of accounts that Infantry were prone to recover pistols from officers and dead and wounded Cavalry. there may also have been one to 3 Whitney or other long range Rifles for snipers as was authorized. However, I do not know of any Arkansas units that were so armed or equipped, having designated marksman or snipers. The officers carried whatever type of sword they could obtain. Among the Arkansas Troops, the Sword was mainly identification as an officer, and not always selected as a major weapon. I have seen thee photo of an Arkansas Officer with a US Army Musician's Sword in Conflicts of Arkansas by Moneyhon. I have read or seen accounts of Infantry officers carrying Prussian Officer swords, Calvary Sabers and Us Army NCO swords. I know there is a painting of Cleburne Rallying the 9th Arkansas in a battle. I don't know how accurate the painting or the weapons displayed, but might be a good point of reference. Of note, among the Arkansas Brigade, it was sometimes referred to as the Parson's Regiment, because of the large number of clergy in the Regiment.