(State), Col. John Griffith
; Eighteenth, Col. R. H. Crockett
; Twenty-third, Col. O. P. Lyles
; First battalion, Lieut.-Col. Batt
. In the same district then, but soon transferred to Jackson
, were the Ninth Arkansas, Col. I. L. Dunlop
, in General Rust
's brigade, and the Tenth Arkansas, Col. A. R. Witt
, in General Buford
When General Grant
landed south of Vicksburg
, among the first to oppose him were the Arkansans of Green
's brigade, who fought nobly at the battle of Port Gibson
, May 1, 1863. Capt. Griff Bayne
was mentioned as ‘preeminently gallant,’ falling severely wounded after he and his sharpshooters had contested the enemy's advance from midnight to 8 a. m. The Twenty-first, Fifteenth and Twelfth battalion lost 140 killed, wounded and missing.
The Ninth, with Buford
's brigade, took part in the battle of Baker's Creek
, and subsequently was with the forces under Gen. J. E. Johnston
brigade, part of Bowen
's division, did gallant service at Baker
's creek, also served at the Big Black bridge
, and fought in the trenches during the siege of Vicksburg
After the death of General Green
, Colonel Dockery
commanded the brigade, which was surrendered with Pemberton
's army, July 4, 1863.
The fate of Green
's brigade was soon shared by Beall
's brigade at Port Hudson
, which was surrendered on July 8th.
The loss of the brigade during the siege, up to June 1st, was 68 killed and 194 wounded. On June 26th, 30 men of the Sixteenth Arkansas, under Lieut. A. S. McKennon
, gained distinction by a courageous night sortie, surprising and capturing a part of the enemy's works.
Among the officers killed during the siege were Lieut. William Hemingway
, Twelfth; Capt. Q. T. Stokely
and Lieuts. W. H. Harrison
and P. H. Pruett
, Tenth; Lieut.
E. M. Spain, Sixteenth.
After the battle of Murfreesboro
retired to the