by his men in that engagement, has already been related.
His regiment went through the Kentucky
campaigns, and was more than decimated in the bloody battles east of the Mississippi river
The Second Arkansas Mounted Riflemen was organized in the summer of 1861, with James McIntosh
, colonel; Ben T. Embry
;—Brown, major; W. D. DeBerry
, surgeon; W. A. C. Sayle
, assistant surgeon
. Colonel McIntosh
was educated at the United States military academy.
He was impetuous to a degree that scorned all caution.
Being ordered by General McCulloch
into the Indian Territory
against the Creek
, he dispersed the Indian Federal
It is said his regiment was deployed in groups of two for five miles, when he at its head began the attack upon the Indian
He was speedily promoted to brigadier-general, and Embry
The captains were Gibson
, Harris Flanagin
was killed at the battle of Elkhorn
Tavern, or Pea Ridge
The regiment was ordered to Mississippi
and was reorganized at Corinth
, when Capt. Harris Flanagin
was elected colonel; Maj. J. A. Williamson
; Capt. James P. Eagle
. Colonel Flanagin
being elected governor of the State
became colonel and Eagle, lieutenant-colonel
. Colonel Williamson
lost a leg at the battle of Resaca
, May, 1864, and J. T. Smith
, appointed colonel, was killed in battle July 28th, James P. Eagle
then succeeding him as colonel of the regiment.
Ten years afterward, Colonel Eagle
was speaker of the house of representatives, and after another decade was elected governor of Arkansas
, as which he served two terms.
The regiment took part in the battles of Oak Hills
, and in the Kentucky
campaign under E. Kirby Smith
Among its battles were Richmond, Ky.
, Jackson, Miss.