F/F/Fs Who Served in Alabama Units
Any F/F/Fs that were called out in the Newsletter have now been noted within the various individual state pages with links to the particular Newsletter pages in which they were mentioned. Whenever possible I have also linked the official history of that individual’s Unit was well.
Note: This symbol (the symbol for “transformation” I understand … which also looks a bit like the WWII USAF symbol) will be used to indicated anyone who died as a consequence of the war.
Interesting statistics …. if true:
On this page http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=califia1&id=I1660 the genealogist Bill Boggess gave the following information regarding the Civil War:
“There were 50 [fifty] Floras who volunteered in the of 1.05 million CSA [Confederate States Army] members and 117 [one hundred and seventeen] Floras of the 2.21 million USA [United States Army] members.” I haven’t seen this mentioned before but I find it interesting (if true) as I have not run across any Floras in my lines who served as part of the armed forces of the Confederacy in the 1861-1865 conflict.
Anyone with information to add to any of the F/F/Fs noted, please contact me and I will add it to the individual’s paragraphs in the appropriate state. (Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for passing along such things as photos, additional information, etc.)
Flora, Elisha H. Co. G, 4th Regiment, Arkansas Volunteer Cavalry (Union) Entered as Private, Left as Corporal
Alternate Name in USG Records: Flora, Elisha
4th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry Overview: Organized at Little Rock December, 1863. Attached to Post of Little Rock, Ark., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Ark., to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Unassigned, 7th Army Corps, to March, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, Little Rock, Ark., 7th Corps, to June, 1865.
Service: Duty at Little Rock, Ark., till June, 1865. Skirmish at Saline River, Ark., February 15, 1864. Cedar Glade March 1. Scout to Benton March 27-31. Mt. Elba March 30. Jenkins’ Ferry, Camden, April 15. Dardanelle May 15-17. Operations in Arkansas against Guerrillas July 1-31. Near Benton July 6. Montgomery County July 11. Caddo Gap July 12. Fair’s Mills and Bayou des Arc July 14. Saline River July 16. Scout to Benton September 6-7. Reconnoissance toward Monticello and Mt. Elba October 4-11. Reconnoissance to Princeton October 19-23. Skirmish, Hurricane Creek, October 23. Scout from Devall’s Bluff to Searcy and Clinton November 9-15. Expedition from Little Rock to Fort Smith September 25-October 13. Skirmishes at Clarksville September 28 and October 9. White Oak Creek September 29. Scout from Little Rock to the Saline River April 26-29, 1865. Scout from Little Rock to Bayou Metoe and Little Bayou May 6-11. Mustered out June 30, 1865.
Flora, Melcajah R. Co. D, 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt’s) (Confederate) Private
1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt’s) Overview: 1st (Fagan’s-Colquitt’s) Infantry Regiment, formed during the early spring of 1861, contained men from Union, Clark, Ouachita, Jefferson, Saline, Pulaski, Jackson, Arkansas, and Drew counties. Ordered to Virginia, the unit entered Confederate service at Lynchburg. It fought at First Manassas, moved to Tennessee, participated in the conflict at Shiloh, then took an active role in the Kentucky Campaign. Later it was assigned to General L. E. Polk’s and Govan’s Brigade and was prominent in many battles of the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Bentonville. This regiment reported 11 killed and 90 wounded at Murfreesboro, lost forty-five percent of the 430 engaged at Chickamauga, and totalled 302 men and 217 arms in December, 1863. During July, 1864, this unit was united with the 15th (Cleburne’s-Polk’s-Josey’s) Regiment and in the Battle of Atlanta lost 15 killed, 67 wounded, and 3 missing. Very few surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels John W. Colquitt and James F. Fagan; Lieutenant Colonels William A. Crawford, W. H. Martin, Donelson McGregor, James C. Monroe, and John B. Thompson; and Major Stinson Little.
Flury, James H. Co. G, 1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate) Entered as Private, left as Second Lieutenant
Alternate Name in USG Records: Fleury, James H.
1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles Overview: 1st Regiment Mounted Rifles was organized at Fort Smith, Arkansas, in May, 1861, with 768 officers and men. Its companies were recruited in Little Rock and Fort Smith and the counties of Chicot, Arkansas, Johnson, Woodruff, White, Lawrence, Pulaski, Yell, and Independence. The unit fought at Wilson’s Creek and Elkhorn Tavern, then was dismounted. It participated in Bragg’s Kentucky Campaign under General Churchill and later was placed in General McNair’s and D.H. Reynold’s Brigade. The regiment was engaged at Murfreesboro and Jackson and in many conflicts of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Bentonville. It reported 45 killed, 161 wounded, and 2 missing at Wilson’s Creek and sustained 26 casualties at Richmond and 95 at Murfreesboro. Of the 254 who saw action at Chickamauga, forty-two percent were disabled. Its force was greatly reduced when it surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Thomas J. Churchill, M.G. Galloway, Robert W. Harper, and Daniel H. Reynolds; Lieutenant Colonels George S. Laswell, Charles H. Matlock, Lee M. Ramsaur, and George W. Wells; and Major W.P. Campbell.