previous next
[365] forces for such service as the new year should bring. Cleburne's division, which, with Cheatham's, W. H. T. Walker's and Bate's, composed Hardee's corps in May, 1864, included Gen. L. E. Polk's Arkansas and Tennessee brigade, Gen. D. C. Govan's Arkansas brigade, Gen. M. P. Lowrey's Alabama and Mississippi brigade, General Granbury's (Deshler's) Texas brigade. The depleted Arkansas regiments were consolidated, the First and Fifteenth, Polk's brigade, under Lieut.-Col. W. H. Martin; and in Govan's brigade, the Second and Twenty-fourth, under Col. E. Warfield, the Fifth and Thirteenth under Col. John E. Murray, the Sixth and Seventh under Col. Samuel G. Smith, and the Eighth and Nineteenth under Col. George F. Baucum. Brig.-Gen. Francis A. Shoup, Hardee's old artillery captain, was chief of artillery, which included Captain Key's battery, of Hardee's corps, and Wiggins' battery with the cavalry.

McNair's brigade, which had been sent after Chickamauga to Jackson, Miss., to meet Sherman's operations in that quarter, reached Johnston's army early in May, and was attached to Cantey's division, which, after General Polk's arrival, was attached to his corps, the army of Mississippi. On March 5th, Col. D. H. Reynolds, of the First Arkansas rifles, Churchill's old regiment, and at the time in command of the brigade, had been promoted to brigadier-general. General Reynolds was a native of Iowa, who had made his home in Chicot county, Ark., where he was a lawyer in high standing when the war began. The brigade had its former gallant regiments: First rifles, Col. Lee L. Ramsaur; Second rifles, Col. J. A. Williamson; Fourth regiment, Col. H. G. Bunn, Twenty-fifth and Thirty-fifth, Col. C. J. Turnbull, and Colonel Coleman's North Carolina regiment, for which the Ninth Arkansas, Col. I. L. Dunlop, was substituted May 25th.

General Sherman, having collected an army of 100,000 men at Chattanooga, began his movement against

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
May, 1864 AD (1)
May 25th (1)
May (1)
March 5th (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: