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In the summer of 1864 John Carroll, recruiting officer, Confederate States Army, organized a company in Madison County, of which he was himself elected captain; J. T. Holt, first lieutenant; William Roark, second lieutenant; W. A. Gage, orderly sergeant. This, with two other companies formed in Benton County, was constituted Maj. James Cooper's battalion, which was assigned to duty in Texas. Capt. Carroll's company was detailed individually as body guard to Gen. Stand Watie, a Cherokee chief in command of a large force of Indians and whites, at [p.466] Shawneetown, Choctaw Nation. The company returned in a body in the summer of 1865. This was a cavalry company.

Bryan! Apparently this was an Arkansas unit.

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