Thomas C. Scott
, of Little Rock
, was color sergeant, and lost an arm. Colonel Danley
was captain of one of the original companies, of which John C. Henderson
, of Saline
, was made captain.
Frank M. Conway
was lieutenant, also S. C. W. Lewis
. Senator James K. Jones
was a private in Captain Holmes
' company, of Dallas county
, in this command, after rejection from the First Arkansas and a Clark county
battery which he offered to join.
His rejection was based on his physical inability to perform the service.
He was in very delicate health while in the army east of the Mississippi river
he was granted a furlough to go home to die. After a short rest at home he grew stronger, and joined Colonel Newton
's regiment of mounted men, State troops, sometimes led by Governor Flanagin
as commander-in-chief of State forces.
In this command he served as a private until the end of the war.
's infantry regiment, the First, was ordered from Virginia
to increase the force of Sidney Johnston for his attack upon Grant
, and, as heretofore narrated, fought gallantly in that battle, in which Lieut.-Col. John Baker Thompson
had been re-elected and Major Thompson
had been elected lieutenant-colonel upon reorganization, vice Lieut.-Col. J. C. Monroe
, who desired and obtained leave to visit his home in Arkansas
. Maj. J. W. Colquitt
became lieutenant-colonel upon the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson
, Colonel Fagan
became offended by General Bragg
's treatment, which he deemed harsh and unreasonable, and tendered his resignation.
He and Colonel Monroe
departed for Arkansas
on horseback, accompanied by Theodore Linde
, a gallant youth and brother-in-law of Governor Rector
. Gen. T. C. Hindman
had been assigned to the command of the Trans-Mississippi department. Colonel Fagan
was assigned by General Hindman
to a regiment of mounted riflemen, and soon after by General Holmes
to a brigade