Civil War Service

              A.S. Russell to Samuel McFadden


                   Mr. Samuel McFadden, Bills, Arkansas.

Dear Sir & Friend:

Yours of the 21st inst. received June 30th and in answer would say that you
with several of us went into service as volunteers in May 1862 (and)
organized a company with G.A. Galhaghan as Captain (and) went to Little
Rock and were organized into Col. Pleasant's Regiment as Co. E of said
regiment. Col. Pleasant was killed at Battle of Prairie Grove & Lieut. Col.
Bell took command of the Regiment & (it) was known as Bell's Regiment, but
was afterward known as the 29th Regiment Trans-Mississippi Infantry. Our
Co. (was) still known as Co. E. (and) that you served as private in said
Co. from May 1862 until the close of the war May 1865 (and) that you were a
good and faithful soldier during all of that time (and) that you were badly
wounded at the battle of Prairie Grove, December 7, 1862, and was unable to
rejoin (the) Company until the following spring.

                 A.S. Russell, Capt. Co. E, 29 Regm't T.M.

Letter, A.S. Russell, Pine Grove, Arkansas to Samuel McFadden, July 7,
1899. Confederate Pension Application 9132, Arkansas History Commission,
Little Rock, Arkansas.

Update 03.26.01              David Kelley 2001                 CVL-0024.HTM