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Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 40 4 Browse Search
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uke's division at that time was composed of the brigades of Carter, Burbridge, Shelby and Greene, but on June 2d was limited to his own brigade and Shelby's. Gen. L. M. Walker, on June 2d, was given command of a brigade composed of Dobbin's and Newton's Arkansas cavalry. In his report covering this period, General Halleck said: t road to Helena, keeping his cavalry well in advance. He will communicate with headquarters at the close of each day's march. Brigadier-Generals Fagan's and L. M. Walker's brigades will constitute the second column, of which Walker's brigade will be the advance, and will rendezvous at a point hereafter to be designated. Fagangain obstructed by the same obstacles, but were not otherwise molested. General Marmaduke's report contained a paragraph reflecting upon the inactivity of Gen. L. M. Walker's brigade, which led to an angry controversy that resulted eventually in a fatal personal encounter between them. Marmaduke asserted: Walker's brigade not o
the morning of August 24th, I reported to General Walker, who ordered Shelby's brigade to report toge the enemy, Shelby in advance. At this time Walker's brigade, commanded by Col. Archibald S. Dobbnt point, and absolutely necessary to hold, as Walker's brigade, troops and trains, would come into an hour or so, and then, by order of Brigadier-General Walker (commanding cavalry at that time), weallow ford, and keep up communication with General Walker at Reed's bridge; and with about 80 men I bout 8 o'clock that night, got a note from General Walker's adjutant-general, informing me that he wh no news of the enemy. About 3 p. m., by General Walker's direction, I moved toward Shallow ford t available point, dispatching a courier to General Walker with information of the enemy's movements, directing Colonel Dobbin to assume command of Walker's division, and for me to assume command of Do 5th, that a duel was pending between Brig.-Gens. L. M. Walker and Marmaduke, I sent to each of them[9 more...]