On September 21, 1864 Captain Edwin Jenkins enlisted into the 5th Kansas Cavalry. He was from Kansas City, MO on October 10, 1861. He was promoted from Sgt in Company G to 2nd Lt in Company K on April 1, 1862 and he was promoted to 1st Lt in Company G and on October 17, 1862. He mustered out on December 3, 1864 at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Captain William W. Webster in Company A of the 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered in as Major and was promoted on July 21, 1864.
Private Andrew Gleason, from Lincoln, Illinois was in Company G of the 106th Illinois Infantry Regiment. He died on this date in Pine Bluff in 1864.
Private George Perry, aged 30, was born in Scotland. He served in Company G of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment. He died on this date in 1864. His home was in Glacgow in Wabasha County, Minnesota.
Private William Steinhorst, aged 40, was born in Germany and served in Company F of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment. He died at Pine Bluff on this date in 1864.Private Christian Hanson was born in Moultrie County, Illinois. He served in Company K of the 62nd Illinois Infantry Regiment. He died on this date in 1864 at Pine Bluff.
Emmet L. Lobdell, from Milwauke, Wisconsin, enlisted in Company A of the 28th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment.
George Clark was from Rockport Indiana and served in Company A of the 1st Indiana Cavalry Regiment. He died on this date in Pine Bluff in 1864.
Military actions in this “Today in Arkansas During the Civil War” column can be traced better using the Civil War Arkansas: A Military Atlas. You can trace the same roads they walked in many cases in this atlas. You can find obscure references to communities mentioned in Civil War records that can be located in this atlas. Civil War Arkansas: A Military Atlas is the perfect companion book for this “Today in History” series.
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