Are you the same A. Rushing that wrote the following?
Pohanka, Brian C.; Rushing, Anthony C., CIVIL WAR REGIMENTS - VOLUME ONE, NUMBER TWO: DURYEE'S ZOUAVES AND RACKENSACKER RAIDERS, Regimental Studies, Inc., San Jose, CA, (1991), 92pp, fine, wraps (softcover), "A Journal of the American Civil War." This issue features: DURYEE'S ZOUAVES: THE 5th NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY by Brian C. Pohanka; and, RACKENSACKER RAIDERS: CRAWFORD'S 1st ARKANSAS CAVALRY by Anthony C. Rushing.
If not (and that's what I call a coincidence) this publication may provide the background info you seek. (I don't have access to it myself.)