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[312] of Port Hudson during the siege of that place. The Twelfth surrendered with the rest when that place capitulated, and many of them were again prisoners of war, July 9, 1863. Adjt. W. L. Hemingway and Capt. H. L. W. Johnson, besides many of its men, were killed in the siege. Major Walker became lieutenantcol-onel, Capt. T. C. Smith, major, and Lieut. John R. Thornton succeeded Adjutant Hemingway. . . . Upon the capitulation, the non-commissioned officers and men of the garrison were paroled, but the officers were sent as prisoners of war to Johnson's island, among them Adjt.-Gen. John R. Fellows, of Camden. Major Fellows was originally from New York, and subsequently became district attorney of the city of New York. He, with General Beall, sustained a long and painful imprisonment. Fellows resisted all importunities of relatives that he ‘take the oath.’

The Fifteenth Arkansas was given the number of Cleburne's old regiment. The latter was distinguished by the addition ‘Confederate.’ It was organized at Camden, Ark., in 1861, with the following officers: Col. James Gee, Lieut.-Col. John C. Wright, Maj. P. Lynch Lee, Benjamin W. Johnson, adjutant; Company A, Captain Proctor; Company B, Capt. H. Purefoy; Company C, Capt. John C. Wright (elected lieutenant-colonel in the reorganization; L. W. Matthews was elected captain of Company C); Company D, Capt. Frank Jordan; Company E, Captain Ferguson; Company F, Capt Alex. Byrne. Four of the companies were taken from the early regiment commanded by Col. Marsh Walker when he was promoted brigadier-general. Before its completion as a regiment, six companies were sent to the defense of Fort Henry on the Tennessee river, and thence were transferred to the garrison at Fort Donelson on the Cumberland, twelve or fifteen miles distant. At the assault by Grant and Foote with army and navy on Fort Donelson, they were distinguished for their valor. They manned

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