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[288] James M. Meyers, Third Lieut. Chesley G. Williams; on reorganization Samuel W. Mays was made captain. Company E, of Hempstead county, Capt. John A. Rowles, First Lieut. Samuel Ogden, Second Lieut. Augustus Kyle, Third Lieut. Ellis G. Winstead; on reorganization Augustus Kyle was made captain. Company F, of Montgomery, Capt. J. M. Simpson, First Lieut. J. W. Lavender, Second Lieut. Arthur Mayberry, Third Lieut. P. D. Davis; Captain Simpson was mortally wounded in the battle of Elkhorn, and First Lieut. J. W. Lavender became captain. Company G, of Pike county, Capt. James F. Black, First Lieut. William B. Gould, Second Lieut. John N. McCollum, Third Lieut. H. Clay Polk; on reorganization W. B. Gould became captain. Company H, of Polk county, Capt. William H. Earp, First Lieut. James M. Helton, Second Lieut. F. M. Bolin, Third Lieut. Josiah Earp. Company I, of Polk county, Capt. Joseph B. Williamson, First Lieut. Caleb Cox, Second Lieut George W. Mason, Third Lieut George W. Walker; on reorganization J. W. Blackburn, of Benton county, became captain. Company K, of Calhoun county, Capt. O. H. Black, First Lieut. Joseph Wilmon, Second Lieut. A. W. Land, Third Lieut. Peter Johnson; on reorganization Thomas A. Smith became captain.

The regiment participated in the battles of Elkhorn, Richmond, Ky., Murfreesboro, Jackson, Miss., Chickamauga, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Dug Gap, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, Ezra Church, Lovejoy's Station, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville, Sugar Creek, and Bentonville, the last prominent battle of the war. This regiment early won distinction in the command of the gallant Ben McCulloch. Its colonel, Evander McNair, was promoted to brigadier-general and earned enviable fame early in the war.

The Fourth Arkansas battalion was organized under orders of the military board, given to Francis A. Terry, of Little Rock, formerly of North Carolina, a planter and

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