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[314] wider fields of conflict, contained the .finest fighting material, proved its patience, and suffered and was exposed as much as any in the service. It went into Port Hudson with 484 men, and came out with only 92.

The Sixteenth Arkansas regiment was organized in November, 1861, near the present town of Rogers, Benton county. Its organization was as follows: Col. John F. Hill, of Johnson county; Lieut.-Col. William T. Neal, of Washington; Major Farmer, of Johnson county; Adjt. Ben Pixlee, Quartermaster A. M. Ward. Company A, Capt. L. N. C. Swaggerty, of Johnson county; Company B, Captain Turner, of Johnson county; Company C, Capt. John Connolly, of Johnson county; Company D, Capt. W. W. Bailey, of Carroll county; Company E, Captain Garrett, of Carroll county; Company F, Captain Goodnight, of Stone county; Company G, Captain Carnahan, of Washington county; Company H, Captain Kelly, of Pike county; Company I, Capt. Daniel Boone, of Madison county; Company K, Capt. John Lawrence, of Searcy county.

The regiment went into camp at Elm Springs, Benton county, where it remained in winter quarters until February, 1862, when General Price and his army of Missouri fell back before a large force of Federals under General Curtis, and made a stand at Elkhorn tavern in Benton county. On the 4th of March, the regiment marched to reinforce Price, forming part of Hebert's brigade, under command of Gen. Ben McCulloch, and took part in the battle of the 7th. The regiment entered into action soon after General McCulloch's death, passing the body of the dead general in their charge. The greater part of the Confederate forces which retreated to Frog Bayou, consisting of Missouri and Arkansas regiments, were transferred under Generals Price and Van Dorn across the Mississippi river in April, 1862. The Sixteenth was brigaded with four Missouri regiments, formerly commanded by Col. Francis Cockrell, which were the flower

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