after the surrender of Lee
. Judge Joe Alexander
, as a private, lost an arm in that battle.
The regiment, which was one of the largest in the army by the accession of Bronaugh
's battalion, having on its roster about 1,500 men, was in the bloody battle of Cold Harbor
, June 1, 1864, where Texas
soldiers exemplified a valor which was never surpassed.
It was at Deep Run
, August 6, 1864; at Petersburg
during the siege by Grant
; at High Bridge
in 1865; was in the retreat with Lee
, and surrendered at Appomattox
, where it stacked only 300 guns out of the 1,500 it carried ten months before.
One of its noted achievements was the repulse of a Maine regiment at Spottsylvania
, after the latter had repulsed the Fourth and Fifth Texas, which were smaller regiments.
, after being discharged from prison, settled in Mississippi
, married, and upon the overthrow of the carpet-bag
government in that State was elected representative in Congress.
The Sixth Arkansas infantry regiment was organized at Little Rock
in June, 1861, by the election of Capt. Richard Lyon
, of Company H, colonel; A. T. Hawthorn
; D. L. Kilgore
Company G, major.
C. A. Bridewell
was appointed adjutant and John F. Ritchie
Company A, of Little Rock
, Capt. G. N. Peay
, First Lieut. J. E. Reardon
, Second Lieut. D. C. Fulton
, Third Lieut. J. B. Lockman
. Company B, Calhoun county
, Capt. P. H. Echols
, First Lieut. C. A. Bridewell
, Second Lieut. H. Hogan
(This company refused to enter the Confederate
service, but Lieutenant Bridewell
, being adjutant, continued with the regiment.) Company C, Dallas Rifles, Capt. F. J. Cameron
(promoted colonel), First Lieut. Mathew M. Duffie
(promoted captain and major), Second Lieut. Nick Ketchum
, Third Lieut. Robert A. Lea
. Company D, Ouachita county
, Capt. J. W. Kingswell
, First Lieut. J. H. Scroggins
, Second Lieut. E. N. Hill
, Third Lieut. J. H. Croxton
. Company E, Arkansas county