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Roster of the companies.


Company A.

John Henry Jackson was largely instrumental in recruiting this, the first company raised for Chenault's Regiment. It was recruited in Clark County, at a meeting and barbecue given on the farm of Mr. Jackson's mother, at Jackson's Ferry, on Friday, September 2, 1862, where Colonel Tucker and Major McCreary made speeches. An eye witness of the scene writes: ‘When Colonel Tucker and Major McCreary spoke at Jackson's Ferry, they stood on the balcony of the residence of the venerable Mrs. Anna Jackson. A beautiful daughter of this historic family, Miss Mary Virginia Jackson, waved over their heads a Confederate flag. Full of life, beauty and enthusiasm, her cheering voice would ring out “Fall in boys, the South needs you,” and the boys fell in. Mrs. Jackson and her lovely daughter were afterwards arrested for giving aid and comfort to the Rebellion, and were incarcerated in a military prison. On their release they were put under heavy bonds.’ Miss Mary Virginia Jackson married the late William H. Eaton, of Winchester, where she now lives. It is said that she practically raised Company A.

John Henry Jackson had good reason to expect to be elected Captain. He was made sergeant major of the regiment, which he soon resigned to serve in the ranks.

There is only one known roll of this company in existence, and it covers the period from September 10, 1862, to December 31, 1862. Information given below of a later date than December 31, 1862, has been gathered from various sources. The folowing is the roll:

Captain Gordon C. Mullins. Froze to death in the Ohio penitentiary, January 1, 1864, the coldest night of the war.

First lieutenant, Allen Armstrong Rankins; second lieutenants, Sidney P. Cunningham (afterwards Adjutant of the Second Brigade), Rodney Haggard, Wm. W. Baldwin, killed at the battle of Green River Bridge, July 4, 1863.

Sergeants—First, Joel Tandy Quisenberry; second, John David Reid; third, John Doyle, died of camp fever, November 25, 1863.

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