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[289] member of the State senate. He established a camp at Little Rock, and had only partially formed his regiment, when a battalion of it was hurried to Columbus, Ky., just after Grant's demonstration at Belmont. It was reorganized at Corinth after the battle of Shiloh. Upon its first organization its officers were, Lieut.-Col. Francis A. Terry, Maj. Tom McKay; Company A, Capt. William F. Hoadley, of Little Rock, First Lieut. W. P. Parks, Second Lieut. W. C. Osborne, Third Lieut. John B. Baggett; Company B, Capt. T. F. Murff, of Pulaski county; Company C, Capt J. W. Hanson, of Clark county, First Lieut. J. A. Ross, Second Lieutenant Detwiler; Company D, Capt. Thomas Payne, of Prairie county, First Lieut. Tarver Toone; Company E, Capt. John Moore, First Lieutenant Blassingame, Second Lieutenant Bushnell. Captain Hoadley's company was given charge of a heavy gun battery at Columbus, and thenceforward was detached and employed in the heavy artillery. It was at Island No.10 during the terrific bombardment of that place, from which, after spiking their guns, upon the withdrawal of their infantry supports, Captain Hoadley and Lieutenant Baggett escaped to Memphis, but Lieutenant Osborne and his men were captured. Lieutenant Osborne died in prison at Alton, 111. The company was consolidated with the Tenth Tennessee, and placed in charge of the water batteries at Vicksburg, where Captain Hoadley, while serving his guns, was instantly killed by a shell from the Federal batteries. The company was included in the capitulation of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. The rest of the battalion was stationed at Tiptonville, and escaped at the fall of Island No.10., by wading through the overflow to the transport Jeff Davis, on which they floated in the dark down to Fort Pillow, Tenn. At Corinth the battalion was reorganized under Maj. T. F. Murff, captain Company A, D. C. Adams, first lieutenant; Company C, J. A. St. Cloud, captain, and Ross, lieutenant; Company D, Tarver Toone, captain; E. B. Whitely, first lieutenant;

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