Second Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, CSA

Company B—Bradley County Troop

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This cavalry company was organized by Captain Elisha L. McMurtrey at Mount Elba, Bradley county, Arkansas, on February 22, 1862.  When the Second Arkansas Cavalry Battalion was formed at Memphis, Tennessee, in April 1862, McMurtrey’s troop was designated as Company B.  On May 15, 1862, the Second Arkansas Cavalry Battalion was combined with the Sixth Arkansas Cavalry Battalion to form the Second Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, with the Bradley County Troop becoming Company D.

Allen, J N
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; absent on sick furlough for 30 days, April 12, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862.

Andrews, Jacob W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, April 19, 1864; born in North Carolina, c1824; listed in Drew county 1860 census; occupation farmer; bought land in Bradley county in 1856.

Andrews, Thomas
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability, July 7, 1862; born in Pike county, Alabama, c1839; occupation farmer.

Baggett, John
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; absent on sick furlough for 30 days, May 22, 1862; born in Alabama, c1833; occupation cabinet-maker; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860.

Baggett, Washington
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, June 13, 1862; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860.

Barnes, John C
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; promoted third corporal, October 25, 1862; captured at Grenada, Mississippi, August 19, 1863; released on oath of allegiance at U.S. Military Prison, Fort Delaware, May 20, 1865 (stated residence as Jefferson county, Arkansas); born c1827; died February 3, 1901; widow Acy A. Barnes filed Arkansas pension application #15809 from Cleveland county, August 8, 1902; bought land in Cleveland county in 1883.

Barnett, Nicholas V
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, April 9, 1864; born in Alabama, c1828; died in Arkansas, May 7, 1887; widow Sarah E. Barnett filed Arkansas pension application #19454 from Jefferson county, August 10, 1912; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1859, 1860, 1861, 1872 and 1882.

Bell, G M
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; captured at Corinth, Mississippi, October 4, 1862; born c1840.

Blackerly [or Blackerby], James B
Second Lieutenant—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; elected second lieutenant, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862, and appointed regimental surgeon; born in South Carolina, c1825; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Mary; occupation physician; bought land in Cleveland county in 1859 and 1860.

Boone, J B T
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; wounded at Middleborough, Tennessee, August 29, 1862; discharged for disability, March 4, 1863; born in Northampton county, North Carolina, c1834; occupation farmer.

Boone, J E
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; wounded at Corinth, Mississippi, October 4, 1862; furloughed for 30 days to recover from wounds; born c1836.

Breathwait, William
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Booneville, Mississippi, September 12, 1862; born in Ireland, c1830; occupation farmer.

Brown, Lucius
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born in Georgia, c1835; occupation farmer.

Bryant, J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, April 11, 1864; born c1843.

Carson, Joseph J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; absent on sick furlough for 20 days, April 12, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; captured at Longview, Arkansas, March 29, 1864; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Rock Island, Illinois; born in Mississippi, c1834; occupation farmer.

Carson, William H G
Fourth Sergeant—Enlisted in Co. G, 2nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 1861; discharged, August 24, 1861; enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; appointed fourth sergeant, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; captured at Longview, Arkansas, March 29, 1864; died of chronic diarrhea at U.S. Military Prison, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 20, 1864; born in Alabama, c1831; occupation farmer.

Cash, John S
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born in Georgia, c1841; occupation farmer.

Chappell, John H
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged, July 7, 1862; enlisted in Co. I, 12th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, in Bradley county, Arkansas, December 21, 1863; absent without leave, February 15, 1864; born in McNairy county, Tennessee, c1841; listed in Calhoun county 1860 census; occupation farmer.

Clark, William P [or A]
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born c1844; applied for pension in Texas.

Coleman, James M
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; captured at Corinth, Mississippi, June 1, 1862; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Alton, Illinois, until exchanged; deserted, April 3, 1864; took oath of allegiance at Little Rock, Arkansas, May 7, 1864; born in Tennessee, c1838; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Salina; occupation farmer.

Couch, E T
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; absent on sick furlough, September 26, 1862; reportedly died; widow Mary E. Couch filed claim for his effects; born c1824.

Daniel[s], N J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 7, 1862; later enlisted in Co. E, 29th Arkansas Infantry Regiment; born in Monroe county, Mississippi, c1834; occupation farmer.

Daniel[s], Washington G
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 7, 1862; enlisted in Co. B, 5th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, February 10, 1863; captured at Big Blue, Missouri, October 22, 1864; released on oath of allegiance at U.S. Military Prison, Camp Morton, Indiana, May 20, 1865 (stated his residence as Pine Bluff, Arkansas); born in Monroe county, Mississippi, c1834; occupation farmer.

Davis, Emanuel
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for being over age at Panola, Mississippi, April 30, 1863; born in Hardeman county, Tennessee, c1823; died in Arkansas in 1868; widow M. Elizabeth Davis filed Arkansas pension application #3568 from Cleveland county, August 15, 1901; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860 and 1861.

Deadwilder, P W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; promoted sergeant, October 24, 1862; discharged for being over age at Panola, Mississippi, April 30, 1863; born in Elbert county, Georgia, c1818.

Donham, John Thomas
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 7, 1862; born in Yalobusha county, Mississippi, c1839; occupation farmer; after the war he was an inmate in the Oklahoma Confederate Home at McAlester.

Donham, M V
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; killed in action at Denmark, Tennessee, September 1, 1862.

Eads, E M
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, June 15, 1862 (cause or location not stated); born in Missouri, c1828; listed in Clark county 1860 census; occupation wagon-maker.

England, George W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born in Georgia, c1839; occupation farmer.

Ford, Hamilton F [or C]
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born in Kentucky, c1826; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Mary; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860.

Fraser, James D
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; absent on sick furlough, March 15, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, July 25, 1862 (cause or location not stated); born in Arkansas, c1839; listed in Bradley county 1860 census; occupation “gentleman.”

Glover, Hudson Jackson
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, March 4, 1864; born in Alabama, c1837; veteran filed Arkansas pension application #15840 from Cleveland county, August 3, 1904; listed in Drew county 1860 census; occupation farmer.

Goolsby, George Washington
Second Corporal—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; appointed second corporal, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Abbeville, Mississippi, November 19, 1862; reportedly was conscripted into another command (possibly a Texas regiment) and was paroled at San Antonio, Texas, September 4, 1865; born in Meriwether county, Georgia, c1835; veteran filed Arkansas pension application #474 from Jefferson county, July 1, 1892; occupation grocer.

Gossien, Emanuel M
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for being over age at Panola, Mississippi, April 30, 1863; born at New Orleans, Louisiana, c1817; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Elvira; occupation carpenter.

Graves, John W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born in Virginia, c1837; widow L. M. Graves filed Arkansas pension application #15842 from Cleveland county, August 15, 1901; occupation farmer.

Greenlee, John R
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Tupelo, Mississippi, June 12, 1862; born in Sumter county, Alabama, c1845; occupation farmer.

Gunn, Nathan S
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; absent on sick furlough, April 12, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; enlisted in Co. I, 6th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, June 20, 1862; transferred to Co. C, 6th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment; absent on sick furlough, August 9, 1863; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, April 11, 1864 (stated his residence as Bradley county, Arkansas); born in Arkansas, c1834; occupation farmer.

Hall, Thomas W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; captured in Dallas county, Arkansas, December 29, 1864; released on oath of allegiance at U.S. Military Prison, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 7, 1865; born in Tennessee, c1842; died in Arkansas, April 7, 1878; widow Nancy Harris Hall filed Arkansas pension application #15859 from Cleveland county, August 15, 1901; listed in Dallas county 1860 census; occupation farmer.

Harrison, James [C]
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born in Alabama, c1830 [or c1838]; died in Arkansas, June 23, 1889; widow Sarah T. Harrison filed Arkansas pension application #5969 from Jefferson county, August 8, 1908; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Elizabeth; occupation farmer.

Hartley, James T
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; promoted third sergeant, May 24, 1862; wounded, date or location not stated; born c1836; veteran filed Arkansas pension application #2387 from Monroe county, July 6, 1896; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860.

Haskins, John W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Abbeville, Mississippi, November 15, 1862; born in Christian county, Kentucky, c1844; died in Arkansas, April 28, 1913; widow Bashaba Haskins filed Arkansas pension application #15857 from Cleveland county, August 8, 1913; occupation farmer.

Hatchett, Edwin A
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; promoted first lieutenant, June 20, 1862; captured at Water Valley, Mississippi, December 4, 1862; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Camp Chase, Ohio; exchanged at City Point, Virginia, July 1, 1864; appointed acting assistant inspector-general, Slemons’ brigade, July 1, 1864; paroled at Shreveport, Louisiana, June 20, 1865; born in Kentucky, c18138.

Hawks, Daniel J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; deserted at Corinth, Mississippi, May 30, 1862; born in Virginia, c1828; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Eveline; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860.

Haynie, William J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; captured in Dallas county, Arkansas, December 29, 1864; released on oath of allegiance at U.S. Military Prison, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 7, 1865; born in Georgia, c1842; died in Arkansas, November 1868; widow Elizabeth Ann Haynie filed Arkansas pension application #3591 from Cleveland county, August 15, 1901; listed in Dallas county 1860 census; occupation farmer.

Hobson, Robert L [or D]
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, April 22, 1864; born in Mississippi, c1843; occupation farmer.

Johnson, John M
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died in Mississippi, July 6, 1862 (cause not stated); widow Nancy A. Johnson filed Arkansas pension application #422 from Cleveland county, January 4, 1892.

Kesterson, James Monroe
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, June 18, 1862 (cause not stated); widow Martha N. Kesterson filed Arkansas pension application #993 from Saline county, July 6, 1892.

Kesterson, Marion M
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born c1831; died in 1891; widow Julia E. Kesterson filed Arkansas pension application #26529 from Jefferson county, August 1924.

Ledbetter, John R
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; detailed as blacksmith, October 14, 1862; born in Tennessee, c1836; died in Arkansas, March 17, 1911; veteran filed Arkansas pension application #2317 from Cleveland county, August 14, 1896; widow Phoebe Ledbetter filed from Cleveland county, August 8, 1911; listed in Dallas county 1860 census; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860.

Ledbetter, William E
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born in Tennessee, December 4, 1824; died in Arkansas, August 22, 1912; buried in Oak Bower Cemetery, Hot Spring county, Arkansas; veteran filed Arkansas pension application #5389 from Hot Spring county, August 12, 1902; widow Susan S. Johnson Ledbetter filed from Hot Spring county, August 9, 1913; listed in Dallas county 1860 census; occupation farmer.

Lindley [Lindle], Elisha M
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, June 9, 1862 (cause or location not stated); born in Arkansas, c1846; listed in Bradley county 1860 census; occupation farmer.

Lindsey, A J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Tupelo, Mississippi, June 12, 1862; born in Orange county, North Carolina; occupation farmer.

McCormack, W A
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born c1837; died, September 10, 1921; veteran filed Arkansas pension application #4645 from Scott county, August 13, 1913; widow Etta McCormack filed for pension after veteran’s death.

McLean [McLane], Alexander  “Alex”
Third Lieutenant—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; elected third lieutenant, February 22, 1862; resigned, May 15, 1862; appointed quartermaster, Fagan’s division, November 1, 1863; born in Scotland, c1822; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Sarah; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860 and 1861.

McMurtrey, Elisha L
Captain—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; elected captain, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; promoted lieutenant-colonel, January 5, 1864; born c1822; bought land in Jefferson county in 1859 and 1860; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860 and 1861.

McMurtrey, James Benson
First Lieutenant—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; elected first lieutenant, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, June 18, 1862 (cause or location not stated); born in Alabama, c1835; listed in Clark county 1860 census with wife Frances; occupation physician.

Marks, Francis Marion
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; absent on sick furlough, April 12, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born in Alabama, c1833; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Rebecca; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1856, 1859, 1860 and 1861.

Matthews, John J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; took Federal oath at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, October 16, 1863; born in Mississippi, c1837; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Emily; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860.

May, Gabriel A J
First Corporal—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; appointed first corporal, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; took Federal oath at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, January 18, 1864; captured as a deserter in Bradley county, Arkansas, by 1st Missouri Cavalry, January 27, 1865; born in Virginia, July 19, 1835; died in Arkansas, March 4, 1903; buried in May Family Cemetery, Cleveland county, Arkansas; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Sarah; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860 and 1882.

May, William G
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 7, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, December 21, 1862; captured in Bradley county, Arkansas, by 1st Missouri Cavalry, January 27, 1865; released on oath of allegiance at U.S. Military Prison, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 7, 1865; born in Tippah county, Mississippi, c1842; veteran filed Arkansas pension application #19519 from Jefferson county, August 12, 1907; listed in Bradley county 1860 census; occupation farmer.

Miles, Thomas T
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; captured in Bradley county, Arkansas, January 28, 1865; died of dysentery at U.S. Military Prison, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 5, 1865; born c1840.

Mirnel, A B
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; reportedly captured, April 25, 1862, location not stated; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862.

Mitchell, J J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; absent without leave, October 12, 1862; hospitalized at Lauderdale Springs, Mississippi, April 30, 1863; born c1824; died, September 1899; widow C. T. Mitchell filed Arkansas pension application from Cleveland county, August 15, 1901.

Moore, Thomas
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, May 25, 1862, cause or location not stated; widow Mary Shults Moore filed Arkansas pension application #22475 from Cleveland county, August 11, 1915.

Morgan, Solomon T
First Sergeant—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; appointed first sergeant, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; promoted second lieutenant; born in Georgia, c1830; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Mary; occupation farmer; attended 1899 Confederate reunion at Princeton, Arkansas, listing his residence as New Edinburg, Arkansas; bought land in Cleveland county in 1857 and 1860.

Musick, J A
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 7, 1862; born in Shelby county, Alabama, c1827; occupation farmer.

Powers, James D
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; captured in Drew county, Arkansas, March 25, 1864; died of hepatitis at U.S. Military Prison, Rock Island, Illinois, June 13, 1864, and buried in grave #1230; born c1844.

Renfrow, G W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born c1838.

Renfrow, Thomas J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Guntown, Mississippi, August 8, 1862; enlisted in Co. B, 5th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, March 23, 1863; killed in action at Shallow Ford, Arkansas, August 30, 1863; born in Effingham county, Illinois, c1831; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860.

Reynaud, Augustus G
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; discharged, May 12, 1862; enlisted in Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment; captured near Grenada, Mississippi, August 17, 1863, and paroled August 18; captured in Bradley county, Arkansas, March 25, 1864; released on oath of allegiance at U.S. Military Prison, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 23, 1865; born c1839.

Richardson, John M
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, October 10, 1864; born c1829; occupation farmer.

Rogers, George W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, June 7, 1862; cause or location not stated; born in Georgia, c1845.

Rogers, Hasel  “Hays”
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 7, 1862; captured in Bradley county, Arkansas, by 1st Missouri Cavalry, January 26, 1865; released on oath of allegiance at U.S. Military Prison, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 7, 1865; born in Henderson county, Tennessee, c1825; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1885.

Rogers, Joseph S
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Grenada, Mississippi, January 9, 1863; born in Henderson county, Tennessee, c1831; occupation farmer.

Rogers, Sampson W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 7, 1862; reenlisted in Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment; captured at Longview, Arkansas, March 29, 1864; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Rock Island, Illinois, until exchanged; born in Gibson county, Tennessee, c1846; occupation farmer.

Rogers, T R
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born c1836.

Rogers, Vinson [ or Vincent]
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Panola, Mississippi, April 30, 1863; born in Bedford county, Tennessee, c1815; occupation grocer.

Seymore, Baxter L
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, June 1, 1862, cause of location not stated; born in North Carolina, c1843; listed in Dallas county 1860 census; occupation laborer.

Seymore, John A
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 15, 1862; reenlisted in Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment; captured in Calhoun county, Arkansas, April 19, 1864; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Rock Island, Illinois; exchanged at Red River Landing, Louisiana, March 4, 1865; born in Chatham county, North Carolina, c1843; listed in Dallas county 1860 census; occupation farmer.

Seymore, L E
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; hospitalized at Tupelo, Mississippi, June 16, 1862.

Seymore, Thomas R
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; wounded at Grand Junction, Tennessee, October 24, 1862; deserted, March 26, 1864; took oath of allegiance at Little Rock, Arkansas, May 7, 1864.

Seymore, William B
Third Sergeant—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; appointed third sergeant, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862, and appointed third lieutenant; promoted second lieutenant; resigned, May 26, 1864; born c1840; died, November 23, 1922; veteran filed Arkansas pension application #22476 from Cleveland county, August 11, 1915; widow Sally Seymore filed for pension, December 1922; attended 1899 Confederate reunion at Princeton, Arkansas, listing his residence as Kingsland, Arkansas.

Snell, Henry A
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862, and appointed second lieutenant; promoted captain, January 5, 1864; born in Tennessee, c1829.

Spears, Charles H
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 7, 1862; born in Smith county, Tennessee, c1817; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Catherine; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1861.

Spivey, D T
Third Corporal—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; appointed third corporal, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born c1843.

Sterbart, L T
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, May 25, 1862; cause or location not stated.

Stewart, J T
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; hospitalized at Tupelo, Mississippi, June 16, 1862; died, February 28, 1922; veteran filed Arkansas pension application #24684 from Nevada county, August 19, 1915; widow Malissa C. Stewart applied for pension after veteran’s death.

Stewart, William M
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; absent without leave, September 20, 1862; captured and released on oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, April 11, 1865; born c1845; died, December 7, 1889; widow J. A. Stewart filed Arkansas pension application #25848 from Cleveland county..

Threadgill, Wade H
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; missing at Corinth, Mississippi, May 29, 1862; born in North Carolina, c1832; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Jane; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1861.

Tolson, D R
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; absent without leave, September 20, 1862; born c1832.

Tolson, George L
Second Sergeant—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; appointed second sergeant, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; wounded at Denmark, Tennessee, August 30, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, April 18, 1864; born February 17, 1838; died May 22, 1904; buried in Tolson Cemetery, Cleveland county, Arkansas; married Louisa A.; attended 1899 Confederate reunion at Princeton, Arkansas, listing his residence as Como, Arkansas; bought land in Cleveland county in 1873.

Tucker, James W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; missing, September 15, 1862; born in Mississippi, c1829; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Polly; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1859.

Tucker, William H J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged for disability at Ripley, Mississippi, July 8, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, January 15, 1864; born in Rankin county, Mississippi, c1843; occupation farmer.

Wardlaw, David W
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born in Georgia, c1837; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Zelpha; occupation farmer.

Waters, David O
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; hospitalized at Okolona, Mississippi, May 16, 1862; died of disease, August 30, 1862; born in Alabama, c1834; listed in Bradley county 1860 census with wife Elmira; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860 and 1861.

Williams, J
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; absent on sick furlough; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862.

Williams, James S
Fourth Corporal—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; appointed fourth corporal, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; took oath of allegiance at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, April 11, 1864; born c1842; bought land in Cleveland county in 1888.

Woolam, William
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; discharged at Panola, Mississippi, April 20, 1862; born in Lincoln county, Tennessee, c1822; occupation farmer.

Word, Charles G  “Charley”
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; captured, April 28, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; died, January 9, 1864; cause or location not stated; born in South Carolina, c1833; widow Martha N. Word filed Arkansas pension application #15948 from Cleveland county, July 1, 1892; occupation farmer; bought land in Cleveland county in 1860 and 1861.

Wright, J H
Private—Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, at Mount Elba, Arkansas, February 22, 1862; transferred to Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, May 15, 1862; born c1845.


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