Booneville Rifles Co. A
Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles
The following list contains names of the original members of Company A enrolled an July 18, 1861, in the Confederate Army at Osage Prairie. Notes have been added to indicate those who were known to have been killed, wounded, or captured in battle.
This information was contributed by Stewart D. Bryan from the Logan County Historical Society article by Patricia Curry.
A complete list of battles in which Company A, Second Arkansas Mounted Rigbles participated
in is as follows:
Wilson's Creek, Mo., August 10, 1861
Chustenenlah, Ind. Terr., Dec, 22, 1861
Elkhorn Tavern, Ark, March 7-8, 1862
Richmond, Ken., August 30, 1862
Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862
Jackson, Miss., July 10-16, 1863
Chicamaugua, GA, Sept 19-20, 1863
Dug Gap, GA, May 13-15 1864
Resaca, GA May 13-15, 1864
New Hope Church, GA, May 29-June 3, 1864
Kennasaw Mountain, GA, June 17-July 3, 1864
Moore's Mill, GA, July 19, 1864
Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
Atlanta, GA, July 21, 1864
Ezra Church, GA, July 28, 1864
Lovejoy Station, GA Aug 20,1864
Jonesboro, GA, Aug 31, 1864
Moon Station, GA, Oct 3, 1864
Franklin, Tenn., Nov 30, 1864
Nashville, Tenn., Dec 15-16, 1864
Bentonville, NC March 19-21, 1865
When the company was mustered in, officers were chosen by the men by election. Original officers of Company A were as follows:
Captain: William Gipson 3rd Sgt.: Henry C. Humphrey
1st Lt: John F. Scott 1st: Corp: John Wardrup
2nd Lt: John G. Wallin 2nd Corp.: Robert L. Skinner
3rd St. George H. Wilson 3rd Corp: W. W. Ashmore
1st. Sgt: Joseph T. Harrison 4th Corp: Wiliam J. Ellington
2nd Sgt.: M. C. Scott Bugler: John Beaver - James Harwell
Anderson, James A. McAlester, Napoleon B.
Arnold, Joshua (captured at Pea Ridge)
Ashmore, W.W. Marr, James M.
Baker, G.W. (fatally wounded at Murfreesboro)
Barnhart, Harlan Meek, B.F.
[wounded at Wilson's Creek) Morris, John W.
Blaylock, M.G. Morrison, James R.
(wounded at Chusteneniah,Ind.Terr.) Needham, Gardner
Carpenter, Joshua W. (wounded at Murfreesboro)
Carpenter, J.P. Nicholson, W.R.
Curry, John Northern, J.F.
Dilday, S.J. Oliver, James M.
(wounded at Wilson's Creek) Pennington, Charles S.(Roll of Honor)
Donathan, Henry (fatally wounded at Richmond)
Donathan, William N. Perkins, James M.
Ellington, N.M. Pope, David
Ellington, William J. Preston, Loyd
Epler, W.C. * Pyles, F.M.(Roll of Honor)
(wounded at Chusteneniah,Ind.Terr.) (wounded at Murfreesboro)
Finley, T.C. Rhodes, William
(wounded at Murfressboro, TN.) Riley, John A.
Fitzgerald, John M. Roland (Rollen), George W.
Gentry, William R. (wounded at Murfreesboro)
Gibson, M.R. Scott, John F.
Gibson, William Skinner, Robert L.
Gipson, Thomas B. (killed at Pea Ridge)
Gipson, William (Capt.) Slate, J.M.
Grayson, Charles W. Smith, A.J.
Grayson, Enoch Brown Smith, John W.
Grimmett, R.S. Smith, Thomas
Harold, H.Y. Sorrels, J.W.
Harrison, Joseph T. Styles, Frederick
Harwell, John Beaver James Sykes, John J.
Hays, William Temples, M.V. (permanently disabled)
Head, Joseph W. Traylor, William
Humphrey, H©nry C. . Wallin John G. (J.)
Humphrey, James G. Walton, L.C.
Hunt (Hurst), John W. Ward, James A.
Hyatt, Harvey Wardrup, James
Inman, Charles Wardrup, John
(wounded at Exra Church) Wilson, George H.
Irls, Samuel Wood, B.W.
Irls, William Wood, Robert B.
Johnson, William Wright, Thomas Jewell
Knee, Easton M.
Lewis, Josiah * During the battle o f Murfreesboro,
Lynn, G.F. Corp. Pyle brought the colors from the
Lynn, James T. field when the color bearer was shot down.
Lynn, R.C. When the Confederate troops were forced
(killed at Murfressboro) to retreat, Corp. Pyle brought the field
At Corinth MS, the company was re-organized. New officers were elected,
effective May 23, 1862.
The list of new officers elected by the men was as follows:
Captain: Joseph T. Harrison
3rd. Sgt.: John F. Dalton
1st Lt: Jessie R. Skinner 1st Corp: Jonas W. Pyles
2nd Lt: John M. Fitzgerald 2nd: Corp: John W. Hunt
1st Sgt: M. V. Temples 3rd Corp: Charles S. Pennington
2nd Sgt. M. C. Scott 4th Corp: Davis N. Moore
The following necruits of Company A enrolled after July 18, 1861:ßlaylock, Edward (Roll of Honor) Loyd, Jordan
(permanently disabled at Luster, A.J.
Chicamaugua) (wounded at Murfreesboro-
Blithe, William M. killed at Chicamaugua)
Bowen, Thomas D. Lynn, Thomas
Bryant, Calvin M. Mainer, James
(wounded at Murfreesboro and Moore, John M.
Ezra Church) Moore, William
Cauthron, Claigborn W. Pope, John T.
[wounded at Murfreesboro) Presnell, Jacob
Crosby, N. L. Riley, W.D.
(wounded at Murfreesboro) Datler, G.G.
Dalton, John F. Sadler, Henry A.
Dilday, John W. (killed at Ezra Church)
Donathan, Daniel W. Sales, James G.
Forest, Samuel S. Scott, George W.
(captured at Pea Ridge) Sewell, George S.
Gipson, James Skinner, Jessie R.
Glass, Leonidas ( wounded at Murfreesboro-
(wounded at Richmond, Ky) killed at Chickamaugua)
(Grissum, Franklin Smith, Elija
Head, James M. Tanner, J.C.
Head, J.P. (missing at Murfreesboro)
Hogan, Mark L. Waddle, Thomas C.
Hurt, James B. Wall, Jerome L.
Jones, Hiram C. (wounded at Murfreesboro)
Kendrick, James H. Wallace, Charles
Ladd, Joseph Walls, William A.
Ladd, Richard (captured at Murfreesboro)
Logan, R. B. Ward, David
SOURCES: "Booneville Rifles", Booneville Democrat, April 20, 1905
Leeper, Wesley Thurman, "Revels Valiant: Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Dismounted", Little Rock, Pioneer Press, 1964
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