Pine Bluff Artillery (Steck’s Battery)

Pine Bluff Artillery (Steck’s Battery)

The Pine Bluff Artillery was organized on April 27, 1861, at Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, by Captain Frederick P. Steck.  The battery traveled to Pitman’s Ferry, Arkansas, as part of the Arkansas State Troops brigade.  In July, the Governor offered the services of the Arkansas State Troops to the new Confederate States government, with the proviso that the troops extend their three-month State enlistments to twelve months.  About half of the Pine Bluff Artillery elected not to enter Confederate service, so the battery disbanded on July 26, 1861, and reorganized.  On August 1, 1861, the reorganized Pine Bluff Artillery enlisted in Confederate service as part of Colonel John Sappington Marmaduke’s First Battalion Arkansas Infantry.  The battalion was augmented with additional companies and became Marmaduke’s 18th Regiment Arkansas Infantry.  When it was learned that Carroll’s regiment had already been designated as the 18th Arkansas Infantry, Marmaduke’s regiment was redesignated as the 3rd Confederate Infantry.  The Pine Bluff Artillery was designated as Company G in Marmaduke’s regiment.


The following roster is taken from a payroll of the original members of the Pine Bluff Artillery, while still in State service at Pitman’s Ferry, July 26, 1861.

Aden, William E—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in 2nd Arkansas Cavalry.

Agenne, Samuel—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; died June 1, 1861.

Alavoy, D S—Third Lieutenant.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Barnhill, John W—Private.  Enlisted June 10, 1861; later in the Adams Artillery.

Bass, C J—Private.  Enlisted June 10, 1861.

Bemis, J T—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Brady, Hugh—Private.  Enlisted June 10, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Brown, J M—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Brown, J S—Private.  Enlisted June 10, 1861.

Cain, Robert J—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Campbell, James D—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Clifton, Francis M—Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Coats, Lemuel M—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Cockrell, James—Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861; later in Carroll’s 18th Arkansas Infantry

Coogan, W R—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Craig, T—Private.  Refused to enlist for 12 months.

Cunningham, J H—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Dance, Peter—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Darby, L—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Daroughty, Charles R—Corporal.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Davis, W G—Sergeant.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Demby, J H—Sergeant.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Eiland, Abner H—Corporal.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in 9th Arkansas Infantry.

Ellison, J N—Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861; later in Carroll’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Evans, N—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Evans, W—Private.  Refused to enlist for 12 months.

Evans, William Marion—Corporal.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in 2nd Arkansas Cavalry; died in prison.

Frazer, W K—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Gogan, Thomas—Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Gunn, John—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Hardin, G J—Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861.

Hatcher, Charles—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Haywood, Egbert—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Hefty, Adam—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Higgins, William H—Sergeant.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Hogan, Alexander—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Holley, Joseph—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Howell, Samuel—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Humphrey, E J—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Humphrey, William A—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Ingram, B M—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Keating, Michael—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Kellogg, H—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Kendall, Phillip R—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Lockhart, T J—Private.  Refused to enlist for 12 months.

Lockhart, William G—Corporal.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in 3rd Arkansas Infantry.

Long, Harmon J—Sergeant.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Luton, James—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Carroll’s 18th Arkansas Infantry; died of disease.

McKinney, John W—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in the Weaver Light Artillery.

McLaughlin, Francis—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

McLong, J W—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Mann, William —Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Mathews, H C—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Mecom, William H—First Sergeant.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Meeks, John W—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Miller, Albert K—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Miller, D G —Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Monk, R S—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in 26th Arkansas Infantry.

Monk, W J—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in 26th Arkansas Infantry.

Morgan, T J—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Murry, John —Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Pack, John—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Raney, J H—Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861.

Reeder, Samuel N—First Lieutenant.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Risin, Janett W L—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry; died.

Runnels, J —Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861.

Sand, J S—Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861.

Seymore  W—Private.  Refused to enlist for 12 months.

Steck, Frederick P—Captain.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Stewart, Charles—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Sullivan, R —Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861.

Swing, A—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Teague, W N—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Thetford, J B—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861

Wade, Thomas W—Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Welch, Thomas—Private.  Enlisted May 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Williams, John—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Williams, W—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861.

Williams, William T—Second Lieutenant.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

Withers, John B—Private.  Enlisted April 27, 1861; later in 9th Arkansas Infantry.

Wood, John T—Private.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; later in Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry.

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