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Hempstead, Texas (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
Chapter 11: Arkansas regiments their organization and commanders a brief narrative of their service. The Second Arkansas infantry, organized by the State military board, June, 1861, elected John Rene Gratiot, of Washington, colonel; David Provence, lieutenant-colonel; S. B. Ward, major. The regimental staff was chosen as follows: Granville Wilcox, of Van Buren, adjutant; Malcolm Simms, of Hempstead, quartermaster; Elias B. Moore. of Fayetteville, commissary. The company organization after the election of Colonel Gratiot, who had been captain of Company A, was as follows, so far as is now recalled: Company A, Hempstead county, Capt. Daniel W. Jones; Company B, Washington county, Capt. S. K. Bell; Company C, Crawford county, Capt. T. B. Brown; Company E, Sebastian county, Capt. John Griffith; Company F, Crawford county, Capt. James Stuart. Colonel Gratiot, a native of St. Louis, Mo., and a graduate of the military academy at West Point, served during the Mexican w
Columbus, Ky. (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
d only partially formed his regiment, when a battalion of it was hurried to Columbus, Ky., just after Grant's demonstration at Belmont. It was reorganized at CorintHindman's legion, was first sent to Randolph, Tenn., then to the defense of Columbus, Ky., when it was bombarded by the Western flotilla under Foote, in cooperation las county, who held the rank of major. This command went under Hindman to Columbus, Ky., thence to Bowling Green, and performed post duty along the Green river, unember, 1861, the brigade was moved to southeast Missouri; thence by boat to Columbus, Ky., arriving about October 3d. From there it was sent to Cave City, Barren co Pleasant, Mo., on the Missouri river, and thence transported it by boat to Columbus, Ky. From Columbus it was ordered to Bowling Green, Ky., in October, where it wanion City, Tenn., where 150 men died from the effects of measles; thence to Columbus, Ky., and was in General Polk's reserve there when the battle of Belmont took pl
West Point (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
S. K. Bell; Company C, Crawford county, Capt. T. B. Brown; Company E, Sebastian county, Capt. John Griffith; Company F, Crawford county, Capt. James Stuart. Colonel Gratiot, a native of St. Louis, Mo., and a graduate of the military academy at West Point, served during the Mexican war as lieutenant of artillery, and then, resigning his commission and studying law, settled at the town of Washington, Hempstead county, in 1848, but did not enter actively in the practice of the profession His sistebell's, Gano's and Dockery's brigades, in the battles of Poison Spring, Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry. It was with Price's army on the raid to the Missouri river, in the autumn of 1864, and engaged in the battles of Pilot Knob, Independence, West Point, and Marais des Cygnes, Kan. In the latter fight, Colonel Slemons' horse was killed and he fell with him, the saddle catching his leg under him so that he could not disengage himself. A number of officers of the brigade, 100 of his men and two
Clinton (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
orton; Company K, Anderson Cunningham. Col. Jabez M. Smith was as brave and pure as General Lee, but declined re-election. He returned to the Trans-Mississippi, and was made adjutant of Harrell's battalion and adjutant-general of Crawford's brigade. He was judge of the Seventh circuit for two terms after the war. The regiment was ordered to the lower Mississippi. The Eleventh and the Seventeenth were mounted under command of Col. John Griffith of the Seventeenth, and dispatched to Clinton, Miss., to head off the raid of the Federal General Grierson, but failed to meet him. Then, under the command of Colonel Griffith, they operated outside the fortifications of Port Hudson during the siege of that place in March, 1863. This detachment operated against the army under General Banks in Louisiana, and took a number of prisoners, among them Gen. Neal Dow. Colonel Logan, of the Eleventh, was second in command of the detachment which captured General Dow. After the fall of Port Hudson
Poinsett (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
eptember, 1864. The Twenty-third Arkansas infantry, as originally organized, had for its field officers: Col. Charles W. Adams, of Helena; Lieut.-Col. Simon P. Hughes, of Clarendon; Maj. J. S. Robinson, of Chicot county. The commanders of companies were: Capt. A. A. Adair, of Craighead county; Capt. E. McAllister, of Crittenden county; Capt. Henry Hillis, of Craighead county; Capt. John Clendenin, of Phillips county; Capt. W. W. Smith, of Monroe county; Capt. Thomas Westmoreland, of Poinsett county; Capt. J. H. Robinson, of Chicot county, and after his election as major, Captain Craycraft, of Chicot; Capt. Simon P. Hughes, of Monroe, and after his election as lieutenant-colonel, Capt. John B. Baxter, of Monroe; Captain Seward, of St. Francis county; Capt. Brown Dolson, of Cross county. The regiment was reorganized after the battle of Shiloh, and the following field officers elected: Col. O. P. Lyles, of Crittenden county; Lieut.-Col. A. A. Pennington, of Clark county; Maj. E. R.
Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
any men of the cloth, it was a fighting regiment, and some of its officers, notably its last lieutenant-colonel (Dunlop), were as intrepid and gallant as any knight of chivalry. The regiment was at the battle of Belmont, Mo., was retained at Bowling Green for the defense of that post in the winter of 1861-62, and was in Shaver's brigade, which covered the retreat out of Kentucky to Corinth. It fought gallantly at Shiloh, charging upon the Hornets' Nest with the loss of Lieut.-Col. Isaac Dunlo. Barnes. The regiment was transferred to Union City, Tenn., where 150 men died from the effects of measles; thence to Columbus, Ky., and was in General Polk's reserve there when the battle of Belmont took place. Thence they were marched to Bowling Green, Ky., and formed, together with the Ninth Arkansas, Fifth Missouri and Tenth Mississippi regiments, the brigade commanded by General Bowen, which was part of the rear guard in Bragg's retreat out to Cumberland gap. Assigned to Hardee's corp
Pittsburg Landing (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
hich were not issued as promptly as he desired. He believed that through political influence at Richmond he was being slighted. He adopted heroic measures; seized steamers laden with heavy cargoes of sugar going up the river to Cincinnati and Pittsburg, and confiscating the freight found on them purchased such arms as he could and embarked his command for Memphis. While thus delayed, other organizations joined him —Lieut.-Col. John S. Marmaduke's battalion of eight companies, which he afterw Assigned to Hardee's corps, the brigade marched to Corinth, Miss. Being changed to the reserve corps under General Breckinridge at Corinth, they moved with the army under Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston to the attack upon the Federal camp at Pittsburg landing, where the regiment was held in reserve until 11 o'clock a. m., April 6th. Then the regiment was ordered into action, together with the Ninth, and under the direction in person of General Johnston. Throwing aside coats and canteens and re
Aquia Creek (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
as county, Capt. Robert H. Crockett, of DeWitt; Company I, Drew county, Capt James Jackson, of Monticello; Company K, Arkansas county, Captain Quertermous, of DeWitt. The regiment was immediately ordered to Richmond, and on the road attracted much attention, being known to have among its captains a grandson of the immortal Davy Crockett, and Capt. Donelson McGregor, who was reared near the Hermitage, and was grand-nephew of the beloved wife of Old Hickory. The regiment was stationed at Aquia creek, near Fredericksburg, in the brigade of Gen. T. H. Holmes, and was led by him into the battle of First Manassas, in which it participated late in the day, supporting Capt. Lindsay Walker's battery of artillery. It was then stationed at Evansport, where the men of the regiment, under Capt. Will H. Martin, made a daring but unsuccessful attempt to capture the Federal gunboat Pocahontas, on the Potomac. The regiment was ordered thence to Corinth, and took part in the bloody battle of Shilo
Holly Springs (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
k. In September, 1862, it took part in the battle of Iuka, and in October, 1862, it participated in the desperate assault on the Federal encampment at Corinth, where it lost heavily. Lieut. J. H. Berry, who lost a leg in this battle, was afterward prosecuting attorney, judge, governor, and United States senator from Arkansas. Shortly after, the regiment was detached from the Missouri brigade and assigned to the Arkansas brigade, commanded by Col. Jordan E. Cravens, Arkansas troops, at Holly Springs, Miss. It was there again detached and sent with other Arkansas regiments to Port Hudson, La., and with the Eleventh, Colonel Logan; the Twelfth, Colonel Reid; the Fourteenth, Lieut.-Col. Pleasant Fowler; the Fifteenth, Col. Ben Johnson; the Seventeenth, Col. John Griffith; the Eighteenth, Col, R. H. Crockett; and the Twenty-third, Col. O. P. Lyles, under Gen. William N. R. Beall, went through the siege of forty-eight days, and was surrendered to General Banks July 9, 1863. Lieutenant-
Cheat River (United States) (search for this): chapter 11
any H, Captain Reed, of Desha county; Company I, Capt. J. H. Alexander, of Dallas county; Company K, Capt. Wilson Wilkins, of Ashley county. Colonels Rust and Barton being promoted to brigadier-generals, Major Manning became colonel, Capt. R S. Taylor became lieutenantcol-onel, and Capt. W. Wilkins major, subsequently succeeded by Major Smith. The regiment was ordered to the mountains of West Virginia, where it performed arduous and discouraging service in the campaign on the Gauley and Cheat rivers. It was followed by hard marching under Stonewall Jackson, whom Colonel Rust described as an impracticable old schoolmaster, who said grace before he ate and prayed before going to bed. The regiment was engaged in the battles of Greenbrier and Allegheny. Under Stonewall Jackson at Winchester, in January, 1862, it marched to Bath and Romney, returned to Winchester, and was ordered thence to Fredericksburg, and assigned to the brigade of Gen. T. H. Holmes. It was engaged in the battle of
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