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Martha Hartley,

Jim Martin's listing shows that your "W. R. Jennings" is in "E" Company of Martin's Regiment, but if you learn that he was in Captain Savage's Company "D" that camped at Elm Springs, please let me know.

Below are two articles from my book that may shed light on the changing commands and rendezvous of Martinís regiment. Both the Graham and the Savage are part of my family (as well as the Pettigrew, Reeves, plus a Woodward that is not in Jim's listing). Bourland was my ggg-uncle. I was reared near Erin Springs where my parents bought groceries.

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from vIp438 of my 1,022-page book

Camp Elm Springs (Confederate), Chickasaw Nation. Capt. Elliottís Co I, Texas 29th Cavalry visited Elm Springs
Apr 4, 1863. ďCapt. Sam B. Savageís Company (of Lt. John H. Grahamís Regt., Martinís 5th Texas Partisan Rangers
commanded by Gen. S.B. Maxey) was stationed at Camp Elm Springs on Jun 3, 1864.Ē per CSA National Archives.
The post office was called Edgewood that was renamed Erin Springs in 1878. Three miles south of now Lindsay on
the Washita River, Garvin County. (see vIIppA-338, A-410.)
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from vIIp337 of my 1022-page book.
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5th Partisan Rangers
formed from
10th Cavalry and 9th Cavalry Battalion Partisans
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On February 6th 1863 at Fort Washita, I.T. Brig-General Albert Pike consolidated the 10th Texas Cavalry Battalion (commanded by Colonel L.M. Martin) and the 9th Texas Cavalry Battalion Partisans (commanded by Major John L. Randolph) to form the 5th Partisan Rangers. The commanders of these new 5th Partisan Rangers were Colonel L.M. Martin, Lt-Colonel Wm. M. Weaver and Major Wm. N. Mayrant. Martinís 5th Partisan Rangers Regiment participated in several skirmishes and battles primarily in the Indian Territory and the Northern Sub-District of Texas.

Colonel Martin was assigned to relieve Lt-Colonel James Bourland of his command of the Bourland Border Regiment in the Northern Sub-District of Texas by Gen. E. Kirby Smith on Feb. 10, 1865 since Bourland had been promoted to be the Commander of the Frontier. But most of Bourlandís men stayed with Bourlandís Regiment under the command of Lt-Colonel J.R. Diamond. (see vIpp207, 299 plus vIIppA-3, A-5, A-176.)

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Patti, prochette@Juno.com

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