September 12, 1862
Colonel James Fleming Fagan was promoted to brigadier general. A former Little Rock (Pulaski County) politician and U.S. marshal, he raised a company of volunteers for the First Arkansas Infantry Regiment and later transferred to the Army of the Mississippi. The Arkansas Regiment had previously participated in the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) and the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee where it suffered a forty-five-percent casualty rate. Fagan was promoted to major general before he left the service at the end of the Civil War.