Posted By: Bryan Howerton
Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2004, at 9:37 p.m.
In Response To: Aug/Sep 1863 - CS Order of Battle (Tom Ezell)
Tom -- great research! You've accounted for all the Arkansas batteries in Price's Division and affiliated commands.
Here's where the other Arkansas batteries (Trans-Mississippi) were --
Etter's Battery with Frost's Division.
West's Battery either in the Indian Territory, or just leaving there en route to Louisiana.
Scott's Battery and Trigg's Battery in parole camp near Washington, Arkansas.
Hughey's Battery was organized in November 1863, after the period you're researching.
The one I can't account for is Hart's Battery. They were captured at Arkansas Post in January 1863, exchanged in April, and drop from sight until 1864 when they show up in the artillery reserve as a four-gun mounted battery.
The batteries had not yet been organized into battalions, and were still assigned individually to infantry and cavalry brigades.
HEADQUARTERS CHURCHILL'S DIVISION, Numbers 72.
Camp Yell, September 11, 1864.
III. Major Blocher will move to-morrow morning with Captains Marshall's and Etter's batteries, leaving Captain Trigg's battery in its present encampment until further orders.
9/30/64 Organization of the Army of the Trans-Miss Dept, Gen E. Kirby Smith cdg
1st Bn Tex sharpshooters
7th mounted Arty Bn
Dashiell's (Tex) Btry
Krumbhaar's (Tex) Btry
Howell's (Tex) Btry
8th mounted Arty Bn
Edgar's (Tex) Btry
Etter's (Ark) Btry
Scott's (Ark) Btry
Trigg's (Ark) Btry
Wade's (Ms) Btry
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,
Numbers 290-Shreveport, La., November 19, 1864.
* * * * XIX. The following will in the future be the organization of the artillery in the Trans-Mississippi Department:
Battalion of Reserve:
First Mississippi Field Battery, Captain W. Hart, 4 guns (mounted);
Fourth Louisiana Field Battery, Captain A. J. Cameron, 4 guns (mounted);
Fifth Arkansas Field Battery, Captain C. C. Scott, 4 guns (mounted);
Sixth Arkansas Field Battery, Captain C. B. Etter, 4 guns (mounted);
Ninth Arkansas Field Battery, Captain John T. Trigg, 4 guns (mounted); total, 24.
12/31/64 Organization of the Army of the Trans-Miss Dept, Gen K Smith
2nd Army Corps Maj Gen Magruder
1st Ark Infy Div Actg Maj Gen Churchill
Etter's (Ark) Btry, Capt Chambers B Etter
Marshall's (Ark) Btry, Capt John G Marshall
McNally's (Ark) Btry, Capt Francis McNally
Trigg's (Ark) Btry, Capt John T Trigg
Zimmerman's (Ark) Btry, Capt J V Zimmerman
Appeal (Ark) Btry, Capt Christopher C Scott,