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From: "Troy Groves" <>
Subject: Re: Claim to State for services rendered
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 07:22:20 -0700
I may have an answer to your question regarding your great grandfather.
I recently read "The War Child's Children: A story of the 3rd Arkansas
Cavalry" by Calvin Collier. (The 3rd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment was part of
Harrison's Brigade along with the 11th Texas Cavalry.) Mr. Collier provides
a Roster for the 3rd Arkansas in his book and at the end of the roster he
adds a separate list of teamsters for the regiment. Along with the list of
names he includes the following explanation:
"The Teamsters' roster and pay roll were maintained as a separate unit
from the usual military muster rolls. The Teamsters' mission was to maintain
the wagons in serviceable condition and care for the animals used in the
supply train. They drove the wagons while the regiment was on the move."
I suspect that since the 11th Texas was in the same brigade they probably
followed a similar policy and listed your great-grandfather on a separate
list from the standard regimental roster.
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