Sam G. Smith
(promoted colonel), First Lieut. William F. Douglas
, Second Lieut. J. T. Armstrong
, Third Lieut. Charles Notrebe
. Company F, LaFayette county
, Capt. Sam H. Dill
, First Lieut. E. B. Rutherford
, Second Lieut Thomas Brown
, Third Lieut. R. A. Strickland
. Company G, Magnolia county, Capt. J. W. Austin
, First Lieut. Nick J. Gantt
, Second Lieut. Thomas Seay
, Third Lieut. Sam E. Miller
. Company H, Camden
, Capt. S. H. Southerland
, First Lieut. E. W. Elliott
, Second Lieut. A. J. Griggs
. Company I, Union county
, Capt. Sam Turner
, First Lieut. E. H. Parks
, Second Lieut. Joseph Goodwin
, Third Lieut. Thomas Lockett
. Company K, Ouachita county
, Capt. Hope T. Hodnett
, First Lieut. James Barnes
, Second Lieut. Joseph W. Martin
After the reorganization the regiment was marched to Pocahontas
Measles broke out in camp, of which a great many died.
In September, 1861, the regiment was transferred to Confederate service in the brigade commanded by Brig.-Gen. William J. Hardee
After a raid into Missouri
it returned and camped a short time at Pitman's Ferry, on Current river
The latter part of September, 1861, the brigade was moved to southeast Missouri
; thence by boat to Columbus, Ky.
, arriving about October 3d.
From there it was sent to Cave City, Barren county, Ky.
, where it spent the winter of 1861.
While camped there the Sixth Arkansas regiment smelled its first powder, and that deep affection for Terry
's Texas Rangers and Swett
's Mississippi battery was formed, which lasts until now. Colonel Lyon
was killed October 10, 1861, by his horse falling over a precipice with him, while superintending the crossing of his regiment over the Tennessee river
. Lieut.-Col. A. T. Hawthorn
became colonel, Capt. Gordon N. Peay
, of Company A, lieutenant-colonel
, and Capt. E. J. Cameron
While camped at Cave City
the Sixth Arkansas regiment supported the Eighth Texas cavalry (Terry
's Rangers) and Swett
's Mississippi battery on December 17th at Woodsonville, Ky.
, when Colonel