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The Daily Dispatch: July 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 29 1 Browse Search
Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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it and obtain the cooperation of the civilized tribes of Indians in the Indian Territory, who were themselves owners of negro slaves. A military board was created, to assist and relieve the governor and commander-in-chief in the organization of the army. Governor Rector, Benjamin C. Totten and C. C. Danley constituted the board. Captain Danley, on a journey to the Mississippi river, on the way to Richmond in discharge of his duty, received injuries from which he never recovered, and Samuel W. Williams was appointed in his stead. When the latter accepted command of a regiment, Dr. L. D. Hill became his successor on the board. The board, of which the governor was chairman, issued a proclamation calling for the enlistment of volunteers in the State service, for a period of one year, and engaged energetically in providing rations and equipments. The response was prompt. Regiments, battalions and companies were rapidly organized and placed in camp with such arms as could be obtained,
. Capt. Jim Cravens and Lieuts. Paynor, W. W. Bailly and Wilson escaped through the lines and returned to their homes in Arkansas, where they re-entered the service in other commands. The Seventeenth Arkansas regiment (there was another of the same number afterward consolidated with the Twenty-first) was organized in August, 1861, at Fairfield, Yell county, under orders of the State military board, from nine companies. The field and staff officers were: Col. George W. Lemoyne, Lieut.-Col. S. W. Williams, Major Lawrence, of Danville, and Adjt. William A. Dowdle, of Conway county. The commanders of companies were: Company A, Capt. J. M. Dowdle, Conway county; Company B, Capt. Bryan B. King, Conway county; Company C, Captain Harsell, Pope county; Company D, Capt. John Mills, Yell county; Company Et Capt. John Perry, Johnson county; Company F, Captain Bone, Yell county; Company G, Captain Bull, Prairie county; Company H, Captain J. Homer Scott, Pope county; Company I, Capt. William H
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The laying of the corner-stone of the monument to President Jefferson Davis, (search)
H. O. Kerns, Grand Senior Deacon; Right Worshipful Edward N. Eubank, Grand Junior Deacon; Right Worshipful George H. Ray, Grand Chaplain; Wor shipful J. A. Cosby, Grand Pursivant; Brother W. C. Wilkinson, Grand Tiler; Brother William Krause, Grand Steward. The Masonic marshals were: Most Worshipful William B. Taliaferro, P. G. M., Grand Marshal; Worshipful J. Thompson Brown, P. M., Assistant Grand Marshal; Right Worshipful William Gibson, Jr., D. D. G. M., Richmond, Va.; Worshipful Samuel W. Williams, P. M., Wytheville, Va.; Worshipful Julius Straus, P. M., Richmond, Va.; Worshipful Thomas S. Taliaferro, P. M., Gloucester county, Va.; Brother Garrett G. Gooch, Staunton, Virginia; Brother Charles H. Phillips, Richmond, Va. Grand Chaplain George H. Ray offered prayer. Grand Master's address. In confiding the implements of operative masonry to Brother Wilfred E. Cutshaw, the Engineer of the city of Richmond, the Grand Master said: Brother Cutshaw, as the Engineer of the ci
s house for the woods. "I killed Mr. Samuel W. Williams on or about the 18th day of June, 1861or three times, and he persuaded me to kill Mr. Williams, and I agreed to do so. I saw Guy the same morning I killed Mr. Williams--he told me to stand in the bushes close to the bridge, and that Mr. WMr. Williams would cross the bridge. Guy then went to the field. After I had killed Mr. Williams I wentfield and saw Guy and told him I had killed Mr. Williams. I then asked Frank for a hoe to bury Mr. Mr. Williams, telling him I had killed him; he told me I would find one under an old house. I buried MrJames J. Hines, now in jail for the murder of Williams, is innocent. "The hoe with which I buried Mr. Williams is in the canal, about five feet from where the head of Mr. Williams was; (the hoe wt was Mr. Dotson's gun that I shot him with Mr. Williams was shot about six o'clock in the morning athirty steps from the bridge.--After I left Mr. Williams I went to a camp of Messrs. Bradly and Gile[4 more...]
g Railroad. The staff officers of this fine body of soldiers are: George T. Ward, Colonel; Samuel S. Geo. Rogers, Lieutenant Colonel; L. G. Pyles, Major; Lieutenant Thomas, Adjutant; John Timberlake, Chaplain. The regiment is composed of the following companies: Columbia Rifies, Captain Moore; Madison Rangers, Capt. Pillings; Hammock Guards, Captain Hopkins; Gulf State Guards, Capt. McClellan; Tallahassee Guards, Capt. Brevard; Davis Guards, Capt. Call; Alachua Guards, Capt. Williams; Jacksonville Beauregards, Captain Daniels; Hamilton Blues, Captain Stuart; St. John's Grays, Captain J. J. Daniels. The regiment has in charge twenty prisoners of war, consisting of nineteen men and Lt. George L. Selden, of the U. S. Navy. These men were captured off Cedar Keys, Florida, by a detachment of members of the Columbia Rifies, under the command of Captain Moors, who went out in the small steamer Madison, and recaptured some four vessels which had been made prizes of by