among them Capt. B. B. Chisom
, one of the youngest officers in the Confederacy
He commanded the company of Captain Arbuckle
after the latter was captured at Port Hudson
's island they were transferred to Fort Delaware
, after being sent with all the other officers at Johnson
's island to Point Lookout, Md.
, and detained several months after the surrender of Lee
The Eighteenth Arkansas was organized at Devall's Bluff
on White river
, by the election of Col. D. W. Carroll
, of Pine Bluff
; Lieut.-Col. John L. Daly
, of Camden
, and Maj. Robert H. Crockett
, of DeWitt
The company commanders were: Company A, Captain Thompson
; Company B, Capt.
) R. B. Thrasher
; Company C, Capt. James Peel
; Company D, Captain Robertson
; Company E, Captain
; Company G, Capt. Charles Lynch
; Company H, Capt. W. N. Parrish
; Company I, Capt. Samuel Southerland
; Company K, Capt. D. W. Carroll
, succeeded by W. F. Owen
The regiment numbered 1,000 when it was sent to Fort Pillow
, but was decimated by disease and ordered to Corinth, Miss.
, where it continued to suffer from sickness, as did the entire army, due to rain and unwholesome water from pits dug about the camp.
was compelled to relinquish his position because of ill health.
Thereupon J. L. Daly
was chosen the commanding officer
of the regiment.
The regiment took part in the battles of Iuka
, and suffered severely.
Its colonel was killed, and many men and officers were killed and wounded.
After the colonel received his death wound, Capt. W. N. Parrish
, of Company H, led the regiment through the battle with such courage and ability that he was promoted lieutenant-colonel of the regiment ‘for gallantry on the field of battle.’
Maj. R. H. Crockett
became colonel by order of seniority, and thenceforth led the regiment.
It was ordered to Port Hudson
and went through the siege of forty-eight days. The officers were imprisoned on Johnson
's island, and the privates were paroled as prisoners