You are not correct in your evaluation of the surrenderred portion of the 11/17th at PH. The "bulk" were not surrendered and were not in the works. As a matter of fact, Logan and his merry band actually opened up an escape route for the garrison and the CG opted not to try to break out. If you examine the muster rolls, as I have done extensively, you will find that only a very small portion of the 11/17th were inside the works at PH. THese were the men who had no mounts, or possibly sick inthe facility there. WHen the regt was mounted, it was ordered outside the fort to operate in enemy rear etc. OVer 90% of the members of the regiment were never surrendered at PH. THere were some who remained in Ark when they were given a furlough late in the war, but a large portion were still in E LA and Miss when they surrenedered. IN writing the regimental history on the 11th Ark, I can trace its personnel strength through numbers as reported by Logan and Griffith as well as Gen Wirt Adams etc. They were in no way a skeleton force after PH. THe men who did return to Ark and remain did serve in SW Ark, many with Logan in his 11th Ark Cav or Poe's BN and perhaps a small bunch with CPT A. Crawford in Saline County, but there were a majority who returned to Griffith and continued to serve east of the Miss River. True, it can be confusing when looking at initial info with surrenders and consolidations etc but if you really delve deeply into the primary sources available, the picture clears up.