This corps, at their last meeting, adopted as their name, The Des Arc Rangers. On last Saturday they paraded through our streets, for the first time, in their uniforms, presenting quite a soldier-like appearance. The uniform adopted by the Rangers is a red flannel shirt, with a deep blue breast and back, blue cuffs and black velvet collar, with three rows of brass buttons in front; black pants, with red stripes up the sides; United States cavalry fatigue cap, with ostrich plume, with colt's Navy repeaters and United States dragoon sabers.
[DES ARC, ARK.] THE CONSTITUTIONAL UNION, April 5, 1861, p. 3, c. 1
Ultimathule, Ark., July 3d, 1861.
Messrs. Editors: The Sevier County Star company, after several ineffectual efforts to get into service, left this place on yesterday for Fort Smith. . . . They are armed with the Minnie Muskets that were sent to this county in accordance with an act of the last legislature—they are a most excellent weapon, and are in the hands of good and true men; and should an opportunity present itself, you will hear a good report from these boys. . . . The company is uniformed with a light blue suit, and when on parade or the battle field will compare favorably with any in the State. Annexed you will find a list of the officers and privates of the "Star Company."
John G. McKean, Captain,
John P. Stroud, 1st Lieutenant,
James H. Hopson, 2d "
Felix McKean, 3d "
[LITTLE ROCK] ARKANSAS TRUE DEMOCRAT, July 18, 1861, p. 1, c. 5
Capital Guards.—The members of the new military company which was started
in our city a few weeks since, met last week and adopted their constitution.
The name of this organization is the "Capital Guards." The uniform selected
resembles the regular army uniform. We only wish that the company could
be ready to parade on the 22nd of February.
[LITTLE ROCK] OLD-LINE DEMOCRAT, January 12, 1860, p. 2, c. 2
—This newly organized company is rapidly increasing in members, and gaining in strength every day. We can now truly say we have a military company in our midst which will be an ornament to our city, while if her interests are in danger, it will prove of service to her rights. We had the pleasure of examining the cloth out of which the uniforms are to be made, and in our humble judgment will equal any in the South. The coats are dark, navy blue, single breasted, buttoned full to the neck; gilt buttons with a device of the Capitol upon them. The pants are made of the same material, with gold trimmings. Brigand hat with a black plume caught upon the side with a gilt clasp. The trappings are of patent leather. Thirty-five have already joined the company, and the prospects are good for many more. We are glad that this company has seen fit to award the making of the uniforms to Mr. W. H. Hart of this city, "for none could better be." His large experience, taste, and interest will render him to do his best in this contract. Besides all this, he is a citizen of our city, and when this company is in full uniform, the anxious inquiry will be made, "Who made the uniforms?" We publish this for the benefit of the members of the company: The Capital Guards met at their Armory on Tuesday evening, for drill and other business. The company was then divided into Squads as follows: Privates, Boone, Stidham, Cohen, Hall, Counts, Reyburn, Butler, Watkins and Finley, will form Squad No. 1, under the command of Lieut. John E. Reardon. Privates Franklin, Yerkes, Larantree, Stevenson, Santer, Peay, Fletcher, Hutchins, Brisbin and O'Brien, will form Squad No. 2, under the command of Lieut. J. J. McAlmont. Privates Newton, LIncoln, Semader, Hart, Bertrand, Lockman, Gayman, Newburn, Trigg, Parrish, Meyer, under the command of Serg't. D. C. Fulton. These Squads shall meet at such time and place as their officers shall designate.
LITTLE ROCK] OLD-LINE DEMOCRAT, January 19, 1860, p. 3, c. 1