The confederate veteran interview is now online as part of the “Serving With Honor: the Diary of Ethen Allen Pinnell Appendix B selected Biographies. Answers a lot of questions. Explains why The 46th became known as Crabtree’s why a third Regiment was called Coleman’s explains why he operated without orders until Prices Raid. He was an able leader, just did not know how to work with superiors at times. Allegedly at age 10 participated in the Mexican War, fought in the Kansas Missouri skirmishes, fought in the major battles in Missouri. Was a Company Commander and Adjutant before becoming a Colonel. His Commission was through Sterling Price recognized by Thomas Hindman. Was insubordinate to General McBride and was placed under arrest. Organized a Battalion of Partisan Rangers operating without orders until Kirby Smith reinstated him, authorized him to raise and command the 46th Arkansas and then in September 1864 he was tasked with raising another Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel John Crabtree assumed. Command of the 46th during his absence and that is why the 46th was also known as Crantree’s.