Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 31st Arkansas Infantry (1862-1863) was a Confederate Army infantry regiment during the American Civil War from the state of Arkansas. 31st Infantry Regiment originated when Major Thomas Hamilton McCray was appointed to command a four-company battalion of Arkansas volunteers on January 25, 1862. During the next two months, five additional companies were added to McCray's Battalion, and he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel. On May 25, 1862, a tenth company was added, and the battalion was reorganized as the 31st Arkansas Infantry Regiment on May 27, 1862. McCray was elected colonel of the regiment. nAssigned to Colonel T. H. McCray's Brigade. Its commanders were Colonels Henry G. Bunn and Thomas H. McCray; Lieutenant Colonels J. L. Hays, John A. Jacoway, and James F. Johnson; and Majors J. W. Clark, Davis G. Daugherty, and James M.