and reorganized at Jackson, Miss.
, by the election of Col. T. J. Reid
, Lieut.-Col. Ed. C. Jordan
, Maj. John S. Walker
, Adjt. W. L. Hemingway
, Quartermaster C. H. Jonas
The regiment as reorganized was insufficient in numbers to comply with regulations, and its officers were granted leave to return to Arkansas
for recruits, while the men were temporarily consolidated with the Eleventh under Colonel Logan
, When the officers returned to the regiment, the recruits added to the numbers until the regiment included about 500.
The company officers in the new organization were: Company A, Capt. N. W. Stewart
; Company B, Capt. W. P. Donnell
; Company C, Capt. H. L. W. Johnson
; Company D, Capt. W. P. Linzue
; Company E, Capt W. F. Glasgow
; Company F, Capt. J. C. Bowen
; Company G, A. E. Doggett
; Company H, J. E. Inge
; Company I, J. Archer
; Company K, J. B. Davis
, being exchanged, was in command of an Arkansas brigade composed of his regiment and the Eleventh Arkansas, at the surrender of Island No.10
and New Madrid bend.
Though the capitulation was inevitable there were severe criticisms of Colonel Gantt
He complained that a commission of brigadier-general, which had been issued to him, was withheld.
Feeling aggrieved by this slight, which he regarded as unjust and instigated by personal hostility, he left the Southern
army and espoused the cause of the North
, going North and making speeches in favor of the Union
He continued to adhere to his new affiliation, and cooperated with the Republican party in the reconstruction of the State
government after the war. The Twelfth held steadfastly to the cause of the South
, though it contained relatives and friends of its old commander.
Under Gen. W. N. R. Beall
, who was an officer of the old army, a graduate of the West Point academy, they battled and endured for the cause of the South
until the end. Lieutenant-Colonel Jordan
was killed by a shell on the ramparts