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[291] ‘for gallantry on the field of battle.’ He was a resident of Pine Bluff, where his father was presiding judge of the Jefferson circuit court.

The First Arkansas Confederate was organized in May, 1861, at Little Rock, immediately after the taking of the arsenal. Before the creation of the military board, Thompson B. Flournoy had been authorized by President Jefferson Davis to organize a regiment for the Confederate service. The first companies which arrived in Little Rock sought admission into this regiment, and were recognized by Colonel Flournoy, a patriotic planter of Laconia, on the Mississippi river, and supporter of the presidential ticket of Douglas and Johnson. He had certain other gentlemen associated with him in the commission, which gave dissatisfaction, and upon the actual organization of the regiment Colonel Flournoy was defeated for the colonelcy, and Capt. James F. Fagan, of Saline county, was elected; Capt. James C. Monroe, of Clark county, was elected lieutenant-colonel, and John Baker Thompson, major. Prof. Frank Bronaugh, of the military department of St. John's college, Little Rock, was chosen adjutant. Colonel Flournoy and the others acquiesced with good grace in this result, and were chosen to positions in other commands. Colonel Flournoy was afterward promoted to brigadier-general in the Confederate service. Company organization: Company A, Union county, Capt. Asa Morgan; Com-B, Clark county, Capt. Charles Stark, of Arkadelphia; Company C, Ouachita county, Captain Crenshaw, of Camden; Company D, Jefferson county, Capt. Donelson McGregor, of Pine Bluff; Company E, Saline county, Capt. William A. Crawford, of Benton; Company F, Pulaski county, Capt. William F. Martin, of Little Rock; Company G, Jackson county, Capt. A. C. Pickett, of Augusta; Company H, Arkansas county, Capt. Robert H. Crockett, of DeWitt; Company I, Drew county, Capt James Jackson, of Monticello; Company K, Arkansas

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