George, Thank you for this post and your personal experience. This helps me understand much clearer what occurred in the aftermath. Thank you for your service in the Navy.
And Anthony, thank you for your service with the 39th. I really appreciate all that the 151 Cav did for the 39th Brigade. I don’t remember the company but we had joint operations in the vicinity of Husseinia. I was impressed and enjoyed working with them. It was confusing time keeping track of who were since we were neither 2nd Battalion or 3rd Battalion. We truly were 2/3rds of a Battalion.
On another note, related to Arkansas in the Civil War, I discovered another source on Colonel W.O. Coleman and the 46th Arkansas and explains the confusion on him.
It is in Appendix B Selected Biographical Sketches of:
“Served With Honor: Diary of Ethan Allen Pinnell.”
The best I can glean, In September 1864, Coleman was sent to recruit another Regiment, and that Regiment was assigned to Jackman. Lieutenant Colonel John Crabtree assumed command of the 46th during Coleman’s absence. On paper, Coleman was still officially the Commander, which creates a lot of confusion.