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Harvey, James, November 28, 1862; | Edmund White, second corporal, died at Mound City, Illinois, Oc

tober 11, 1863.

Hunt, John G., December 1, 1862. Stone, Daniel W., January 27, 1863; died February 6, 1863, at Knoxville.

Seams, John A., December 30, 1863; died October 31, 1864, at Tyler, Texas.

Turley, William, December 25, 1863. Thrasher, William, December 25, 1863.

Thrasher, Levi J., December 25, 1863.

Auld, James M., February 8, 1864; killed at Jenkins' Ferry. McConahey, Andrew J., February 24, 1864.

McConahey, Abraham C., February 24, 1864; died October 11, 1864, at Little Rock.

COMPANY H.

Peter M. Johnson, captain, August
11; resigned November 15, 1862;
mustered in Revenue by War De
partment March 4, 1862.
Nathan Richards, first lieutenant,
August 10; promoted to captain
November 15, 1862; discharged
March 19, 1864.
Caleb J. Amos, second lieutenant,

August 13.

William Williams, third corporal,
August 13; captured at Jenkins'
Ferry.

Thomas B. Amos, fourth corporal,
August 14.

Benjamin Ford, fifth corporal, Au-
gust 15; wounded and captured at
Jenkins' Ferry; died May 1, 1864,
at Princeton, Arkansas.
William Vauandol, sixth corporal,
August 14.

John C. Core, seventh corporal, Au-
gust 9.

John M. Karr, eighth corporal, August 11.

PRIVATES.

Scott, Thomas, August 12.
Stephens, Elijah, August 12; dis-
charged July 18, 1864.
Simpson, Elias T., August 13.
Sellers, George, August 15.
Towne, Gideon A., August 14.
Tillema, Meindert, August 15.
Towne, Oliver H., August 14.
Van Pelt, Thomas C., August 14;
died July 14, 1863, at Snyder's
Worth, Thomas W., August 10.
Bluffs, Mississippi.
Wikle, John W., August 13.
Walker, Wilton K., August 12;
wounded at Jenkins' Ferry.

August 12; promoted first lieu-Williams, Hardin M., August 15.
tenant November 15, 1862; to
captain March 20, 1864; wounded

at Prairie d'Anne. Elsbury J. Stamper, first sergeant, August 12; promoted second lieutenant November 15, 1862. John H. Dawson, second sergeant, August 9; wounded at Jenkins' Ferry.

John Carr, third sergeant, August 10.
Samuel F. C. Garrison, fourth ser-
geant, August 12.

Robert J. Simmons, fifth sergeant,
August 13; killed at Jenkins'
Ferry.
Elisha Reese, first corporal, August
14; captured at Jenkins' Ferry.

Yearns, Mordecai, August 10.

ADDITIONAL ENLISTMENTS.

Clark, William, January 5, 1864; died August 8, 1864, at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Chesnut, Andrew C., January 1,
1864.

Demoss, Franklin, August 15, 1863.
Hollingsworth, Joseph, January 5,

1864; died January 9, 1865, at
Little Rock, Arkansas.

Jarnagin, Henry A., August 14,

1862.

Knotts, William H., August 14,

1862.

Lancaster, John, January 11, 1864.
McConnahey, Isaac, August 14,
1862.

Norris, Thomas M., August 15, 1862.
West, Francis M., August 15, 1862.
Logan, Hugh, September 27, 1864.
Moor, William F., Dec. 26, 1863.
Martin, Homer D., Sept. 17, 1864.
Shonkwiler, Nathaniel, September
27, 1864.

Cannon, James M., Nov. 17, 1862.
De Moss, Thomas, August 15, 1862.
Hyatt, Benjamin M., August 15,
1863; died February 15, 1863, at
Columbus, Kentucky.

COMPANY I.

Orin W. Avery, first sergeant, August 20; discharged Sept. 10, 1863. Charles S. Powers, February 6, 1864.

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Ballard, John, August 15.
Band, John W., August 8.
Carr, Samuel, August 13; from com-
pany C.

Homan, David E., August 9.
Jones, Seth, August 4.
Kesler Anthony, August 9.
Kennedy, Benj. T., August 9.
Kennedy, James F., August 9.
Mothorn, Giles M., August 9.
Smith, Jacob R., August 2.
Shauer, David E., August 2.
Stradley, John, August 2.
Smith, Payne, August 9.
Stephens, George W., August 26.
Sheeler, Isaiah, August 15.
Sittuth, James M., August 9.
Thompson, Joseph, August 15.
Walker, Jesse, August 11.

COMPANY K.

Brannon, John, August 15.

COMPANIES UNKNOWN.

Karr, George D., Sept, 10, 1864.
Polson, Amos, February 29, 1864.

FORTY-SEVENTH INFANTRY.

(ONE HUNDRED DAYS.)

This regiment was organized under proclamation of the President, April 21, 1864, calling for one hundred thousand men to serve for one hundred days, in fortifications, or wherever their services might be required. This was for the purpose of relieving the veteran troops from such duty, that they might be sent forward for more effective service. Under proclamation of the Governor, four days later, the valiant people of the State responded promptly to fill the quota of ten thousand demanded of them, although far ahead of all requisitions made by the government.

Marion county, although having furnished men in excess of her quota responded promptly, and was represented in the Forty-seventh, in companies A, F and I. Although they were engaged in no battles they did effective service in closing up the war. The regiment was mustered in June 10, 1864, at Davenport.

COMPANY A.*

John L. McCormack, captain.
Melvin Stone, second lieutenant.
Ellison R. Wright, first sergeant.
Addison R. Byers, second sergeant.
Chester L. Collins, third sergeant.
Samuel Mills, fourth sergeant.

*Enlisted May 7, unless otherwise stated.

Morgan H. Beach, first corporal.
Oliver P. Wright, second corporal.
Charles Inglefield, third corporal.
William P. Sherwood, seventh cor-
poral.

John M Settle, eighth corporal.
William P. Patton, musician.

PRIVATES.

Allen, Harrison P.

Quick, Frank I.

Rouze, Adin W.
Reed, Nathan W.

Bonebrake, Wilson S., died July 10, Schee, Oliver, promoted to sergeant.

1864, at Helena, Arkansas.

Boydston, L. G.

Burch, Albert O.

Brous, Charles.

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major, June 17, 1864.

Smith, Payton A.

Smith, John W., August 24.

Tennis, Arthur, August 16.

Ungles, George W.

Wall, William, August 21,
Wycuff, William M.

Worth, Robert L., August 11.
Wagoner, John.

Wikle, George A., August 12.
Wolfe, John W., August 16.
Watts, Oscar W.

Wright, Allen V., promoted to prin-
cipal musician, August 18, 1864.
Watts, John B.

Young, James B.
Young, Alvin.

COMPANY F.

Thomas L. Collins, fifth sergeant,
May 3, 1864.

COMPANY I.

George W. Barker, May 7; promoted to sixth corporal June 29, 1864.

THIRD CAVALRY.

The Third cavalry regiment was organized in August, 1861, and rendezvoused at Keokuk. In sixteen days after the call for the regiment was issued over one thousand men and horses were ready. Marion county furnished one company. The regiment was mustered in September 7, and November 4, ordered to Benton Barracks for equipment, where it arrived November 6, with eleven hundred strong. Then the regiment was divided, the second battalion being ordered to Jefferson City, December 12, and the first battalion being retained for active duty in northern Missouri until the 18th of February, when it joined the other battalion, with General Curtis, at Sugar Creek, Arkansas, where the regiment was kept constantly on the move, reconnoitering for the enemy who were concentrating large forces toward the Boston Mountains. On the seventh of March, at Pea Ridge, the regiment had its first battle. Early in the engagement was charged by an overwhelming force of rebel cavalry, surrounded, and cut off from retreat. Discovering their position the boys at once went in, each man for himself, to cut his way out. It was a hand-to-hand fight, and after driving the enemy half a mile, the regiment escaped, rejoined its brigade, and the battle was continued until the enemy were routed and driven from the field. This was the hardest battle fought by the regiment during its

service. During the spring and summer of that year, the regiment was with General Curtis, and employed in various expeditions but without meeting the enemy in any considerable force. In the month of April a march of three hundred miles to Batesville, Arkansas, was made, over mountains and rivers, through a country without forage for man or beast.

From Batesville the regiment was sent out in various directions on expeditions, but without loss. On the 27th of June company K was detailed to guard a freight train sent to the front, a very hazardous attempt in an enemy's country, but the army had eaten up all supplies to the rear. The wagons were loaded ten miles from camp, and were returning when they were attacked by rebels from an ambush at Village Creek. Lieutenant Griswold was shot from his horse, but he rallied his men, drove the rebels away, and saved the train, but in doing so lost his life, his body being pierced with seven bullets. In June the regiment was sent to Helena, arriving on the 11th, acting as rear-guard of the army en route. In September the regiment was transferred to the first brigade, and during that month, Oc. tober and November was on active duty, skirmishing about the country. In December the army was reorganized by Gen. Sherman, and the regiment was assigned to the Army of the Tennessee, second division, second brigade. During the winter the regiment was engaged in scouting. On the 4th of June, 1863, the regiment was ordered to report to Gen. Grant at Vicksburg. It arrived at Snyder's Bluff on the 8th, and from that day to the surrender of Vicksburg the regiment was in the saddle night and day scouting the country along the Big Black River to Mechanicsburg, and watching fords and ferries. After the surrender of Vicksburg the regiment joined the advance of Gen. Sherman against Jackson, Mississippi, starting on the 5th of July, and was engaged every day with the enemy until the decisive battle at Jackson on the 16th. On the 17th the regiment moved to Canton, fighting as they went, and capturing Canton on the 17th and destroying a vast amount of property. In September the regiment was sent to Benton, Arkansas, arriving October 1, where the regiment was again all together, after nearly two years' separation. Here the duties of the regiment were heavy, frequent scouts of forty and fifty miles a day being required. In December the regiment was removed to Little Rock, and January 1st following re-enlisted as veterans, being the first veteran regiment in that department. The regiment was given a furlough and came home for a month, at the expiration of which it went to the front, and in April was made a part of the famous "Winslow's Brigade." During the operations against Forest in the spring and summer of 1864, in which the rebels were whipped into a respectful fear of this brigade, the Third did its full share. In September, October and November the regiment was engaged in the campaign against Price in Missouri, and made a brilliant record. On the 23d it came upon the enemy in force at Big Blue, charged upon him and drove him through farms and over prairies for six miles. The chase was followed up by the brigade for two days, completely routing and demoralizing Price's army. It was in this rout the rebel general, Marmaduke, was captured, on the 25th, at Osage. For their gallantry on these two occasions the regiment was authorized to inscribe on their colors "Big Blue" and "Ösage.” From May, 1864, to January, 1865, the regiment marched four thousand miles. In February it was ordered to Eastport, Missouri, where the regiment entered on its last campaign from Chickasaw, on the Tennessee River,

to Macon, Georgia. On this expedition it, with its brigade, twice met and defeated Forest, twice in open field and once at Selma, Alabama, where he was strongly entrenched behind earth-works. The principal engagements were at Six Mile Creek, March 31; Ebenezer Church, April 1; Selma, April 2, and Columbus April 16. At the latter point the enemy were strongly entrenched and comprised about 2,500 igen, but the old iron brigade charged upon them at night in its usual invincible manner, and marched into the city. This was the last general engagement of the war. The regiment moved to Macon, Georgia, April 21, where it received notice that the war was over and to prepare for return home. August 9 it was mustered out at Augusta, Georgia, arrived at Davenport on the 15th and was discharged on the 19th.

The casualties will be found on page 184.

Marion county was represented on the staff and in companies B, D, K and L.

Franklin M. Warford, assistant surgeon, December 2, 1862; mustered out January 26, 1864, for promotion to surgeon Fourth Arkansas cavalry. Samuel L. Ward, battalion sergeant-major, September 3, 1861; promoted to first lieutenant company K July 1, 1862; resigned September 20, 1864.

Stanton B. Millan, saddle-sergeant, September 20; killed at Syllamorg, Arkansas, May 29, 1862.

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