, and was made adjutant of Harrell
's battalion and adjutant-general of Crawford
He was judge of the Seventh circuit for two terms after the war. The regiment was ordered to the lower Mississippi
The Eleventh and the Seventeenth were mounted under command of Col. John Griffith
of the Seventeenth, and dispatched to Clinton, Miss.
, to head off the raid of the Federal General Grierson
, but failed to meet him. Then, under the command of Colonel Griffith
, they operated outside the fortifications of Port Hudson
during the siege of that place in March, 1863.
This detachment operated against the army under General Banks
, and took a number of prisoners, among them Gen. Neal Dow
. Colonel Logan
, of the Eleventh, was second in command of the detachment which captured General Dow
After the fall of Port Hudson
the greater part of the regiment remained in Mississippi
, where they fought in several small engagements against the Federals
A squad of the Seventeenth, under Maj. B. B. Chisom
, captured a Federal gunboat on the Yazoo river
They had a sanguinary encounter with Federal cavalry at Keller
's lane, June 23, 1863, in which Lieutenant DeVaughn
was wounded and maimed for life.
Their services were of inestimable value in protecting citizens from the devastation wrought wherever the enemy was left undisturbed to roam over the country beyond the fortified posts.
The Twelfth regiment was organized under a commission issued to Hon. Ed. W. Gantt
by the secretary of war
of the Confederate States
had been elected to Congress for the Second district of Arkansas
, and in consequence of the rupture between the Southern States
and the general government, declined to take his seat.
He was successful in raising a regiment, which he led across the Mississippi river
, and was at the fall of Fort Donelson
, where he and his regiment were taken prisoners, February 16, 1862.
While Colonel Gantt
was detained a prisoner in Fort Warren
, his regiment was exchanged