From Robert Carr - >>> Looking for info on my GG Grandfather Thomas L. Carr. He enlisted on March 1, 1862 Co. D 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Pine Bluff and was eventually transferred to Co. F, 2nd Ar Cav Reg. He was wounded and captured in Missouri in December 1864. <<<
Footnote.com does not yet have Arkansas CMSR's posted. The NPS index shows records exist for (1) 1SG T. L. Carr, Company F, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry, and (2) 1LT T. L. Carr, Company B, Anderson's Unattached Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry.
From Bryan Howerton's research posted on the Gerdes Arkansas website:
(1) Carr, Thomas L. - Fourth Sergeant—Enlisted in Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; appointed fourth sergeant, March 1, 1862; transferred to Co. G, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; promoted first sergeant, May 15, 1862; transferred to Co. F, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, August 18, 1862; wounded in the right hip and captured in Missouri in December 1864; born c1831; died, September 22, 1867; widow Mary A. Carr filed Arkansas pension application #19467 from Jefferson county, August 22, 1901.
(2) Carr, T. L., 1Lt, Co B, Age 32. Born AL. Elected 10 Nov 1863.
From my past conversations with Bryan Howerton, I know that he worked from the CMSRs as much as he could before adding in information from other sources. The posting on the Gerdes website suggests to me that the "wounded in the right hip and captured in Missouri in December 1864" information came from Mary Carr's Arkansas widow's pension application.
Bryan obviously did not find any Federal POW records in the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Compiled Military Servicd Records file. Had Thomas L. Carr been incarcerated in the Federal POW system, POW transfer records would have been kept.
Since the Mine Creek cavalry action was fought on 25 OCT 1864, one could speculate that Thomas L. Carr was wounded in the hip at that battle, but evacuated into Missouri where he was cared for by local people sympathetic to him and his cause. His capture in December 1864 while convalescing (he would likely have been unfit for duty for at least 60 days) could have resulted in his being paroled and released on the spot, rather then being hauled off to a Missouri Provost Marshal jail, or later transferred to a mid-western POW camp.