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troops for immediate service was adopted; money in the treasury was appropriated, and bonds of the State, known as war bonds, were authorized. Gen. James Yell, delegate from Jefferson county, was elected major-general of State forces, and N. Bart Pearce and N. B. Burrow were chosen as the two brigadiergen-erals. Albert Pike was commissioned to visit and obtain the cooperation of the civilized tribes of Indians in the Indian Territory, who were themselves owners of negro slaves. A military gel, six miles from Carthage, and a battle ensued in which Sigel was defeated and compelled to retreat to Sarcoxie. Gen. Ben McCulloch, arriving at this juncture from his camp at Elm Springs, Ark., with 3,000 Confederate enlisted men, and Gen. N. Bart Pearce from Osage Mills with a brigade of State troops, they united with Price at Carthage. On the 7th, the combined forces took up the line of march to Cowskin prairie. Colonel Sigel had not been prepared for the strength of resistance there wa
's account reports of Generals McCulloch and Pearce other Confederate reports losses of Arkansa own brigade and the infantry and artillery of Pearce were both encamped. His first object was to dhe further advance of the latter was barred by Pearce's brigade, and by a considerable force which w Up to this time (10 o'clock) the infantry of Pearce's brigade—three fine regiments, Gratiot's, Doco his own men, and sent an officer to tell General Pearce what he had done. Pearce came forward at Pearce came forward at once and rode with Price and Gratiot as the regiment charged up Bloody hill. Gratiot's regiment camrdest fighting. He could also see the rest of Pearce's brigade forming on the opposite hill with mu be at the turning point, two regiments of General Pearce's brigade were ordered to march from theirn the distance. Thus ended the battle. General Pearce, with his Arkansas brigade (Gratiot's, Wal ability, and did much execution. Brig.-Gen. N. B. Pearce, commanding First division, army of A[1 more...]
g regiments, battalions, companies and detachments: The First regiment of infantry, commanded by Col. P. R. Cleburne; the Second regiment of infantry, commanded by Col. John R. Gratiot; the Third and Fourth regiments of infantry, attached to General Pearce's command; the Fifth regiment of infantry, commanded by Col. David C. Cross; the Sixth regiment of infantry, commanded by Colonel Lyon; the Seventh regiment of infantry, commanded by Col. R. G. Shaver; the First regiment of cavalry, commandede Pulaski artillery, commanded by Captain Woodruff; the Clark county artillery, commanded by Captain Roberts; the McCown artillery, commanded by Captain McCown; Trigg's artillery, commanded by Captain Trigg; and a company of artillery attached to Pearce's command. On July 22d General Hardee assumed command of the upper district of Arkansas, with headquarters at Pitman's Ferry, Ark. His force, as reported August 31st, included the Arkansas regiments of Cleburne, Hindman, Cross, Lyon, Shaver, a
ville, N. C. It surrendered with Johnston, April 26, 1865, at Greensboro, N. C. The Third Arkansas State regiment, cavalry, which served in the brigade of Gen. N. B. Pearce at Oak Hills, was commanded by Col. De Rosey Carroll, a planter advanced in years, and an ardent Southerner. He came to the State from near Huntsville, Ala,te service, it was mustered out September 19, 1861, its members entering new organization The Fifth regiment, State troops, forming part of the brigade of Gen. N. B. Pearce, was commanded by Col. Tom P. Dockery, of Lamartine, Magnolia county. Its captains were Whallings, Dismukes, Lawrence, Dowd and Titsworth. Being disbanded September, 1861, its members entered other organizations, most of them into Colonel Dawson's regiment. Walker's State regiment, under Gen, N. B. Pearce, was organized by Judge David Walker, known as Little Dave to distinguish him from his uncle, Judge David Walker, who was twice associate justice of the Supreme court and presid
ave officers whom Arkansas furnished to the Confederacy. Though this State did not secede until it became evident that she must fight either for or against her Southern sisters, yet when her decision was made she went with all her might into the struggle for Southern independence, and gave to the South some of the most gallant men that ever drew sword or carried a musket General Dockery went into the service as colonel of the Nineteenth Arkansas. His regiment was in the brigade of Brig.-Gen. N. B. Pearce, and in the division of Brig.-Gen Benjamin McCulloch. On August 10, 1861, occurred the bloody battle of Oak Hills, or Wilson's Creek. General Churchill, who was then colonel of the First Arkansas regiment, mounted riflemen, in an account of this battle says: The contest seemed doubtful. At times we would drive them up the hill, and in turn they would rally and cause us to fall back. At length we shouted and made a gallant charge and drove them over the hill. At this moment the L