forces for such service as the new year should bring.
'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
brigade, Gen. D. C. Govan
's Arkansas brigade, Gen. M. P. Lowrey
brigade, General Granbury
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
's old artillery captain, was chief of artillery, which included Captain Key
's battery, of Hardee
's corps, and Wiggins
' battery with the cavalry.
'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.
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.
, having collected an army of 100,000 men at Chattanooga
, began his movement against