Monday, August 13, 2012

CROMWELL HOME GUARDS


CROMWELL HOME GUARDS OF OHIO COUNTY

            Captain Porter is mentioned in Colonel Burbridge's report of the Woodbury Skirmish as the commander of the Home Guard Unit that assisted in this action.   While the Home Guards were not intended to be the first line fighting units, they did succeed in harassing tactics, supplying needed information to active units, and in denying information and supplies to Confederate units active in the area of operations.  Captain Lewers, First Mississippi Cavalry alluded to the success of the Home Guard in supplying pertinent information of Confederate forces in his report of 30 October 1861 to Colonel Wirt Adams.

            The sentiment of the neighborhood in which I was staioned being almost exclusively inimical to our cause, the enemy was always in possession of the most accurate information as to our strength and movements[1]

This company was organized in June of 1861 and maintained its identity for seven or eight months, fighting at different times and places that were not reported specifically. 

NAME                                   GRADE                                 



PORTER, W.H.                    Captain
LEACH, J.H.                        1LT
REID, Jonathon                    2LT
ROGERS, W.L.                    3SGT
*HOUSE, J.W.                      1 SGT
PORTER, M.V.                    SGT
WHITTINGHILL, Elijah         SGT
*TAYLOR, R. F.                  SGT
TAYLOR, M.                        CPL
HOCKER, J.W.                    CPL
*KEOWN, T.M.                   CPL
*WISE, H.P.                        Musician
**LEACH, J.J.                     Musician
ARNOLD, W.                       PVT
ARNOLD, S.                       PVT
ALLEN, V.P.                       PVT
*ARBUCKLE, J.W.             PVT
*ANDERSON, J.W.             PVT
*ALLEN, WE.B.                  PVT
*ARNOLD, Jacob B.           PVT
CROWDER, D.H.                PVT
CROWDER, Henry             PVT
*ARNOLD, J.H.                   PVT
ALBIN, B.T.                         PVT
ANGLEA, Wm.                    PVT
ARBUCKLE, Logan             PVT
BLANKENSHIP, T.M.          PVT
BAIZE, John                        PVT
BRIZENDINE, E.G.              PVT
BROWN, P.H.                     PVT
*BRACKEN, Wm.                PVT
*BRADLEY; Thomas            PVT
BECK, P.A.                         PVT
BRIANT, J.A.                      PVT
BRYANT, Volney                 PVT
*BAISE, Henry                    PVT
COPE, S.R.                        PVT
*COX, L.T.                           PVT
COX, T.J.                             PVT
CULBERSON, R.J.               PVT
*CORNELL, H.T.                  PVT
CROWDER, W.A.                PVT
PORTER, E.O.                    PVT
PERSON, Jordan                 PVT
CHAPMAN, J.J.                   PVT
*COPE, J.E.                        PVT
DAVIS, T.J.                          PVT
DOCKERY, W.E. PVT
*DAVIS, W.H.                     PVT
*DAVIS, T.L.                       PVT
DAVIS, A.H.                       PVT
DOUGHETY, Thos. J.          PVT
DOUGHETY, Benj.              PVT
*AVIS, B.M.                         PVT
DAUGHTEY, W.H.               PVT
*EZEL, B.                            PVT
FINDLEY, J.D.                     PVT
*FLENER, J.A.                     PVT
*FLENER, B.F.                     PVT
FLENER, HARRISON           PVT
GEORGE, J.A.                      PVT
GOFF, H.                             PVT
*GILSTRAP, F.M.                 PVT
HOUSE, P.M.                       PVT
HUDSON, J.A.                     PVT
*HODGES, U.A.                  PVT
*HOBDEZ, J.B.                    PVT
HER, H.L.                            PVT
JAMES, J.L.                        PVT
#JAMES, J.A.                     PVT
JINKINS, John H.                PVT
*JINKINS, B.F.                    PVT
*JONAGIN, J.H.                   PVT
JOHNAGIN, N.A.                 PVT
*JONES, J.H.                       PVT
*JONES, H.S.                      PVT
KEOWN, W.S.                     PVT
*KING, W.T.                        PVT
KEOWN, Harrison               PVT
KEOWN, Nathan                 PVT
LEACH, L.H.                        PVT
*LEACH, J.H.                      PVT
LEACH,  J.G.                      PVT
LIKENS, J.                          PVT
LEACH, W.C.                      PVT
LANHAM, G.J.                    PVT
*LEACH, W.B.                    PVT
MORRIS, H.F.                     PVT
MILLER, W.H.                     PVT
MONTAGUE, A.P.              PVT
*MARTIN, R.R.                   PVT
MARTIN, W.N.                   PVT
MILLER, A.J.                       PVT
MILLER, R.H.                      PVT
MITCHELL, Jno                    PVT
NORMAN, J.P.C. PVT
PARROTT, F.M.                  PVT
RAFFERTY, B.P. PVT
RAFFERTY, S.S. PVT
*RAMSEY, C.P.                  PVT
RAFFERTY, G.T.                 PVT
RANEY, J.S.                       PVT
REID, J.J.                            PVT
*RALEY, J.J.                       PVT
*RALEY, H.J.                      PVT
*RAMER, M.B.                   PVT
RAFFERTY, J.W.                PVT
RAINES, L.H.                       PVT
*ROBERTS, J.A.                 PVT
RUDD, Thomas                   PVT
RAGSDALE, J.E. PVT
RALEY, J.S.                        PVT
RANEY, S.P.                       PVT
STEWART, G.T.                  PVT
SMITH, J.M.                         PVT
STEWART, J.M.                  PVT
SIGLER, Dr. J.J.                  PVT
*STEVENS, H.B. PVT
*STEWART, C.W.                PVT
*SINCLAIR, A.C.                   PVT
SANDIFER, R.J.                  PVT
SHUTTS, M.J.                      PVT
SMITH, N.B.                         PVT
**SMITH, Thomas                PVT
**STEVENS, J.A.                 PVT
STEWART, W.N. PVT
SANDEFER, W.A.               PVT
*SHUTTS, J.L.                      PVT
STEWART, B.W. PVT
SANDEFER, J.B. PVT
SANDEFER, W.H.               PVT
TAYLOR, J.H.                      PVT
*TAYLOR, W.D. PVT
TAYLOR, L.D.                     PVT
TAYLOR, A.W.                   PVT
*TAYLOR, J.R.                    PVT
TATAM, S.A.                      PVT
*TAYLOR, H.W. PVT
TAYLOR, R.L.                     PVT
TAYLOR, W.H.                   PVT
TAYLOR, S.S.                    PVT
TAYLOR, Milton PVT
VOLENTINE, G.Y.               PVT
WILSON, J.R.                      PVT
WATSON, B.F.                   PVT
WALL, Henry                      PVT
WILLIAMS, J.W.                 PVT
WILLIAMS, S.T.                 PVT
YOUNG, P.M.                    PVT
YOUNG, ALFRED               PVT


  
*Enlisted in U.S Service
** captured 1 Jan. Borah's Ferry
# KIA, 1 Jan. Borah's Ferry

Source:  War Comes to Butler County, by Richard J. Reid, EdD
Copyright  Richard J. Reid


[1] OR's, Series I, Volume 4, p.223.


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