Drew County Advance July 29, 1915:
Two or three weeks ago, Mr. Stan C. Harley, of
Arkadelphia, an old Confederate Soldier, furnished the
Monticellonian a partial list of names of the members
of Capt. Stiles A. Ragland's old Compnay, which served
in the civil war from Drew County; and, now come Mr.
W.H. Lyle, another old Confederate Veteran from Relf's
Bluff, Lincoln county, with a corrected list of Capt.
Ragland's Company, and added information.
These letters and soldier lists from these old
veterans are well worth preserving; and we publish
them, with the hope that not only the few old Soldiers
now on this side of the great divide will appreciate
them, but, also, their children and their children's
Her follows Mr. Lyle's contribution to this history:
"Relf's Bluff, Ark., July 22, 1915, Editor of
Monticellonian, Monticello, Ark.
I see in your valuable paper of July 15th, 1915, a
list of names given by Mr. Stan C. Harley, of
Arkadelphia, Arkansas, relating to Co. B. 2nd Arkansas
Cavalry, in the war of 1861 to 1865, which I see is
only partly correct.
While I did not serve in the first part of the war, I
did in the last two years.� My understanding is that
Company B was remnants of Companies A.& B, organized
by Capt. Street Hudspeth as Captain of Company A and
Captain Stiles Ragland as Captain of Company B, of
Col. W.F. Slemons' Regiment, who was 3rd Lieutenant at
first organization of Ragland's Company, and who later
commanded a Brigade, composed of Cols. Monroe,
Crawford, Wright and Cockran, who was a Captain in
Slemons old Regiment composed of Companies commanded
by Captains Stevern, Company B; Ellis, Company C;
Snell, Company D; Summerville, Company E; Tibbs,
Company F; Greenfield, Company G; Oliver, Company H;
Hankins, Company K.
Privates of Company B:
James Arnold, John Berry, Jack Berryman, Larkin
Berryman, Jas. Berryman, William Barbary, Moses
Collins, Ben Collins, Andrew Collins, Oliver Collins,
James Collins, John Collins, William Current, W.M.
Carr, Joseph Clark, Sim Courtney, Mank Courtney, Sam
Carter, Bob Carter, Franklin Dunlap, Jack Dunlap, John
Dunlap, Wm. Dunlap, Barney Davis, Wm. Davis, Matthews
Donaldson, Rufus Ellis, Ben Ellis, Alford Ellis, Geo.
Estis, John Fulliard, John Flemister, Wm. Flemister,
Ben Greenwood, Thomas Greenwood, Lemuel Garmon, H.K.
Hutchinson, Wm. Harvey, Lewis Holsonback, Polk
Holsonback, James House, Wm. House, John House, M.A.
Hoke, L.E. Hoke, M.T. Hall, James Harris, W.B.
Johnson, J.L. Knight, Haywood Lamb, Luke Morgan, Asc
Morgan, Stokes Morgan, W.F. Norton, Daniel Perry, Geo.
Rogers, "Snake" Ragland, E.C. Skinner, John Sweeny,
Wm. Smith, Dew Sandback, Henry Trantham, Allen
Trantham, Jack Trantham.
(Mr. Lyle's additions):
John Glossup, ___Grear, John Stevens, Tucker Lyons,
___Brunson, Rad, Collins, Joseph McCarver, Fred Wells,
Geo. Preddy, Rot. Kidd, Milton Dabney, W.H. Boyt, Cass
Prewitt, Sug Matthews, Bascomb Blakely, J.D. Brown,
T.T. Burr, Josh Rhodes, James Thompson, Alf Thomson,
John Jeter, Ben Bussell, Hiram Cornish, Adam Lockhart,
Jeff Van Landingham, D.B. Gillham, Sam Sturat, John
Hearn, Wm. Hendley, Little Red, Ed White, Wm. Teer,
Truman Niman, James Jones, Rubin Bordwell, W.H. Lyle,
Thomas Black, Dink Spivey, Thomas Owens.
(White the writer does not say so, we presume the last
list of names above did not go out with Co. B but was
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