Blocher's Battery

Organized August 6, 1862 under the command of Captain W.D. Blocher. Initially assigned in January, 1863 to the support of Fagan's Brigade in Hindman's Division. On consolidation of the artillery units into battalion structures, the battery joined Hill's Artillery Battalion, continuing to primarily support Fagan's Brigade. It fought with Fagan at the Battle of Helena on July 4, 1863, and during the Little Rock campaign in August and September of that year. In April, 1864, the battery continued to support the cavalry brigade now under Colonel Archibald Dobbins, General Fagan having risen to command of the Cavalry Division. Participated with Dobbins' brigade in Price's Missouri Raid in September and October of 1864. Surrendered with General Kirby Smith's army in the Trans-Mississippi on May 26, 1865.

Officers: Cpt. William D. Blocher; Lt. (later Cpt.) J.V. Zimmerman; Lt. James Cook; 2nd Lt. Edward Visart; 2nd Lt. S.W. Upchurch.

Also Known As: 7th Arkansas Artillery Battery

ARMSTRONG, George --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

ATWOOD, W F --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

BAKER, B S --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; name also shown as B. L. Baker.

BARRON, James H --Artificer—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

BASS, G A --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

BASSINGER, William Henry Harrison --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 22, 1862; transferred to Co. I, 24th Arkansas Infantry, October 11, 1862.

BEAN, Edmond --Private—No record of service in Blocher’s Battery; his widow Elizabeth applied for a Confederate pension from Pulaski county in 1901 (Pension #10238 approved August 27, 1901), claiming that her husband had served in the battery, 1862-65, and that he had died in 1884; see Edmond Beard.

BEARD, Edmond --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Col. McRae, June 11, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; see Edmond Bean.

BELL, B --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 22, 1862; deserted, September 2, 1862.

BILLINGSLEY, Jesse --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 14, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

BIRDSONG, N B --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; name also shown as V. B. Birdsong.

BLACKBURN, J W --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Rosser, June 16, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862, “due him previous to transfer for 2 months pay”.

BLEDSOE, Bailey T --Private—No record of service in Blocher’s Battery; he applied for a Confederate pension from Pulaski county in 1907 (Pension #10376 approved August 13, 1907) claiming service in the battery, 1864-65; he may have served in another battery in Blocher’s artillery battalion; listed in Dallas county 1860 census; born c1834 in Georgia; occupation farmer.

BLOCHER, William Durbin --Captain—Enlisted in the Pulaski Light Artillery at Little Rock, Arkansas, April 20, 1861; appointed fourth sergeant, April 20, 1861; promoted first sergeant, June 1861; discharged, September 2, 1861; enlisted in the Weaver Light Artillery at Little Rock, December 27, 1861; elected second lieutenant, December 27, 1861; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed captain, August 7, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; subsequently promoted to major and commanded an artillery battalion; born May 22, 1861, at Cumberland, Maryland; died November 9, 1879, at Little Rock; occupation bookkeeper.

BOYKIN, Henderson P --Private—Enlisted after February 28, 1863; captured at Mine Creek, Kansas, October 25, 1864; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Camp Morton, Indiana, until released on oath of allegiance on May 18, 1865 (gave his address as Dardanelle, Arkansas); he applied for a Confederate pension from Crawford county in 1901 (Pension #17034 approved August 16, 1901); listed in the 1911 Arkansas Confederate census at Van Buren; he died on September 8, 1925; his widow Julia Ann applied for a Confederate pension from Crawford county in 1926 (Pension #27179 approved August 19, 1926).

BRADSHAW, Thomas --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; died, September 1, 1862.

BRANTLEY, Joseph K --Third Corporal—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; appointed third corporal, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

BRIDGES, William W --Private—No record of service in Blocher’s Battery; he was appointed hospital steward in the Appeal Battery, October 15, 1863; a secondary source claims that he served for a time in Blocher’s Battery; name also shown as William T. Bridges.

BROWN, J M --Private—Enlisted in Co. A, 29th Arkansas Infantry, at Relf’s Bluff, Arkansas, March 15, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery in October 1862; detailed as hospital steward, December 18, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; listed in Drew county 1860 census; born c1835 in Tennessee; occupation preacher; he died on November 1, 1903; his widow Sarah E. Marshall Brown applied for a Confederate pension from Dallas county in 1907 (Pension #29445 approved in August 1927).

BROWN, L K --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 22, 1862; deserted, September 2, 1862.

BRUTON, John F --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 19, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; also served in 27th Texas Cavalry.

BRUTON, William --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 19, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; died, February 26, 1863; also served in 27th Texas Cavalry.

BRYANT, Ogden --Fifth Corporal—Enrolled in the Peyton Rifles at Little Rock, Arkansas, April 20, 1861; elected second lieutenant, April 20, 1862; mustered out, April 30, 1861; enlisted in Blocher’s Battery at Little Rock, August 6, 1862; appointed fifth corporal, August 6, 1862; deserted, December 8, 1862.

BUCKNER, John --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 17, 1862; present, detailed as teamster, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

BURKHEAD, T M --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; died, September 23, 1862.

CAMPBELL, R --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service by Capt. Walker, June 11, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; name also shown as R. A. Campbell.

CAMPBELL, Thomas J --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; transferred to Co. B, 29th Arkansas Infantry, May 13, 1863.

CANTRELL, J A --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 20, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; appointed corporal; present, February 28, 1863.

CARNES, Patrick --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; deserted, December 8, 1862.

CARTER, J S --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 1, 1862.

CARTER, Moses --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, February 16, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

CARTER, W A --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 22, 1862; deserted, September 1, 1862.

CARTWRIGHT, P M --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 31, 1862; deserted, September 10, 1862.

CARY, David D --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; deserted, September 1, 1862.

CASH, F M --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, detailed as teamster, February 28, 1863.

CASH, J S --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; absent, February 28, 1863.

CATHERINA, Salvador --Musician—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; name also shown as Cathanna.

CAVANAUGH, Thomas --First Sergeant—Enlisted in the Pulaski Light Artillery at Little Rock, Arkansas, May 1861; discharged, September 2, 1861; enlisted in the Weaver Light Artillery at Little Rock, December 27, 1861; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed first sergeant, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; he died on May 15, 1897; his widow Abbie applied for a Confederate pension from Pulaski county in 1901 (Pension #10187 approved August 27, 1901).

CHATHAM, Thomas --Private—Conflicting service records state that he enlisted in Co. B, 29th Arkansas Infantry, at Little Rock, Arkansas, May 20, 1862; was detailed to Blocher’s Battery, December 20, 1862; and returned from detail, April 30, 1863; records of Blocher’s Battery state that he was transferred to the battery on August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862, “due him previous to transfer for 2 months pay”.

CHEATHAM, D S --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, December 8, 1862

CHOATE, Austin --Second Corporal—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed second corporal, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; died, December 15, 1862.

CHOATE, G T --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

CHURCHILL, J J --Private—Enlisted in the Dallas Artillery at Little Rock, Arkansas, July 23, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, September 1, 1862; present, detailed as teamster, February 28, 1863.

CLARK, Lewis --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 8, 1862.

CLARY, William --Private—Enlisted after October 31, 1862; absent, February 28, 1863.

CLEGHORN, James A --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; transferred to Co. C, 44th Arkansas Mounted Infantry; captured at Westport, Missouri, October 23, 1864; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Camp Morton, Indiana; exchanged at City Point, Virginia, in March 1865.

CLIFTON, Joshua --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, February 2, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

CLOUGH, Abraham --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863; name also shown as Clow.

COCHRAN, S H --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

CONDRY, John --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service by at Little Rock, Arkansas, Lieut. Smith, September 25, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, in January 1863; present, February 28, 1863, “due him previous to transfer for 2 months and 25 days pay”.

COOK, James --First Lieutenant—Enrolled in the Pulaski Lancers at Little Rock, Arkansas, April 21, 1861; mustered out, April 30, 1861; enlisted in the Pulaski Light Artillery at Little Rock in, May 1861; appointed artificer, May 1861; discharged, September 2, 1861; enlisted in the Weaver Light Artillery at Little Rock, December 27, 1861; elected third lieutenant, December 27, 1861; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed first lieutenant, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; born August 17, 1834, in Alabama; died August 7, 1916, at Little Rock; buried in Mount Holly Cemetery at Little Rock; married Mary Susan Cowgill, January 10, 1862.

CORN, T M --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; name also shown as F. M. Corn.

COSTILOW, Joseph --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 19, 1862; deserted, October 20, 1862.

COTTON, J M --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

COX, Henry J --Private—Enrolled in Co. E, 13th Arkansas Militia, at Little Rock, Arkansas, February 24, 1862; appointed second sergeant; mustered out, March 9, 1862; enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; captured at Mine Creek, Kansas, October 25, 1864; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Camp Morton, Indiana, until released on oath of allegiance on May 20, 1865 (gave his address as Little Rock, Arkansas).

CROOM, Collin L --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; he died in August 1870; his widow Susan applied for a Confederate pension from Pulaski county in 1901 (Pension #10320 approved August 21, 1901).

DANIELS, B W --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

DANNAWAY, M D --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 24, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

DARING, John --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; absent, February 28, 1863.

DAVIS, John H --Third Sergeant—Enlisted in the Pulaski Light Artillery at Little Rock, Arkansas, May 1861; discharged, September 2, 1861; enlisted in the Weaver Light Artillery at Little Rock, December 27, 1861 (or February 16, 1862, conflicting records); transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed third sergeant, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

DAVIS, William --Private—Enlisted in the Pulaski Light Artillery at Little Rock, Arkansas, May 1861; discharged, September 2, 1861; enlisted in Blocher’s Battery at Little Rock, August 18, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; “transferred to Capt.. Shelby’s Missouri Cavalry, March 18th, 1863”; name also shown as W. R. Davis.

DAWSON, J H --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Venable, October 22, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; appointed corporal; present, February 28, 1863, “pay due him from Oct. 22d, 1863”.

DICKEY, M W --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

DUNCAN, W C --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 8, 1862.

DUNLAP, John D --Artificer—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863; he died in March 1900; his widow Mary F. Dunlap applied for a Confederate pension from Clark county in 1902 (Pension #15323 approved August 5, 1902).

DUNN, John --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; he applied for a Confederate pension from Sebastian county in 1893 (Application #1329 rejected).

EDDS, C L --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

EDDS, M F --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863; name also shown as N. T. Edds.

ELLIS, A J --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, detailed as teamster, February 28, 1863; name also shown as A. F. Ellis.

ELLIS, J D --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

ELLIS, J S --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

ENGLEBRIGHT, H S --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 19, 1862; deserted, October 22, 1862.

FERGUSON, J A --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

FERGUSON, J G --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Berryville, Arkansas, by Capt. Hailey, in August 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; absent, February 28, 1863.

FERGUSON, R V --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; absent, February 28, 1863.

FEWELL, C A --Private—No record of service in Blocker’s Battery; he applied for a Confederate pension from Hempstead county in 1915 (Pension #22994 approved August 13, 1915) claiming service in the battery, 1862-65; he may have served in another battery in Blocher’s artillery battalion.

FITZPATRICK, Peter --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 13, 1862; absent, October 31, 1862; absent, February 28, 1863.

FORE, David --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

GALLAGHER, Larry --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 17, 1862; deserted, December 8, 1862.

GARRISON, E A --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted before October 31, 1862.

GARVIN, Martin --Private—No record of service in Blocher’s Battery; his widow Mary M. Garvin applied for a Confederate pension from Pulaski county in 1928 (Pension #29805 approved in August 1928) stating that he had died on May 21, 1927, and claiming that he had served in the battery; he may have served in another battery in Blocher’s artillery battalion.

GEIGER, J H --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 18, 1862.

GEIGER, J S --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 18, 1862.

GIBBONS, James H --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 26, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

GILLIAM, W A --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863; name also shown as Gillam.

GIVENS, Zachariah --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, October 20, 1862.

GRADY, Patrick --Private—Enlisted at Austin, Arkansas, October 19, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

GRANELLI, Frank --Private—Enlisted in the Dallas Artillery at Helena, Arkansas, June 6, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, September 1, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

GRAVES, James --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; deserted from hospital before October 31, 1862.

GRAY, James S ---Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 29, 1862; died, October 6, 1862; name also shown as James T. Gray.

HALL, John --Private—Enlisted in the Dallas Artillery at Devall’s Bluff, Arkansas, July 7, 1862 (gave his address as Little Rock); appointed fourth sergeant; enlisted or was transferred to Blocher’s Battery at Little Rock, September 1, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; name also shown as J. T. Hall.

HARKEY, J J --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; died, October 27, 1862.

HARRELL, William Samuel --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 15, 1862; deserted, October 8, 1862; previously served in Co. E, 4th Battalion Arkansas Infantry; he applied for a Confederate pension from Faulkner county in 1913 (Pension #16998 approved August 8, 1913); listed in the 1911 Arkansas Confederate census at Conway; name also appears as Harress.

HAWKINS, W H --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 7, 1862.

HEILBRON, Louis --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 25, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; appointed corporal; present, February 28, 1863, “refused to receive bounty”.

HENDERSON, M W --Fourth Corporal—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; appointed fourth corporal, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

HENSON, D T --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 18, 1862; name also shown as D. F. Henson.

HICKS, John B --Private—No record of service in Blocher’s Battery; his widow Martha E. Hicks applied for a Confederate pension from Union county in 1903 (Pension #4831) stating that he had died on May 5, 1885, and claiming that he had served in the battery in 1865; he may have served in another battery in Blocher’s artillery battalion; he is listed in Ouachita county 1860 census; born c1823 in Mississippi; occupation laborer.

HODGES, G W --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, October 8, 1862; name also shown as Hodge.

HOGAN, A S --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 26, 1862; died, December 15, 1862.

HOLDER, William H --Private—No record of service in Blocher’s Battery; another source states that he transferred from Blocher’s Battery to Dawson’s Missouri Battery, September 1, 1864; he may have served in another battery in Blocher’s artillery battalion.

HONEYCUTT, Wesley --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 29, 1862; deserted, September 9, 1862.

HOOD, Osborn --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 29, 1862; deserted, September 9, 1862.

HUDSON, A D --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

HUGHES, Henry --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 31, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

HURT, James M --Private—Conflicting service records state that he enlisted in Co. C, 29th Arkansas Infantry, at Little Rock, Arkansas, May 30, 1862; was wounded in the face at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, December 7, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, December 31, 1863; another record states that he enlisted in Blocher’s Battery at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; transferred to Co. C, 29th Arkansas Infantry, in 1863; name also shown as Hunt.

HUTCHINSON, H M --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted from hospital before October 31, 1862.

HUTCHINSON, R W --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 8, 1862.

JAMES, C J --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; deserted, September 8, 1862.

JERDON, W R --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

JOHNSON, D --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

JOHNSON, E W --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 14, 1862; deserted, September 8, 1862.

JOHNSON, G P --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 20, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

KIMBALL, W F --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 29, 1862; deserted, September 8, 1862.

LANGFORD, John W --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; he applied for a Confederate pension from Pulaski county in 1902 (Pension #10342 approved August 19, 1902).

LEE, George W --Private—No record of service in Blocher’s Battery; a secondary source claims he served in the battery; he may have served in another battery in Blocher’s artillery battalion; he was a resident of Sevier county, Arkansas.

LEECH, J D --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

LEIPER, Jordan --Private—Enlisted in Co. A, 34th Arkansas Infantry, at Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 16, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; discharged for disability at Little Rock, April 28, 1863; born c1845 at Washington, D.C.; occupation farmer; name also shown as Luper.

LEIPER, R --Private—Enlisted in Co. A, 34th Arkansas Infantry, at Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 16, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; name also shown as Luper.

LENNON, John --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 30, 1862; deserted, September 7, 1862; name also shown as Leinnon.

LYON, John --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 19, 1862; deserted, September 19, 1862.

McCARVER, Archibald --Private—Enlisted at Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, February 2, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

McKENZIE, J C --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

McNEELY, James M --Quartermaster Sergeant—Enrolled in the Pulaski Lancers at Little Rock, Arkansas, April 21, 1861; discharged, April 30, 1861; enlisted in the Pulaski Light Artillery at Little Rock, May 1861; discharged, September 2, 1861; enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed quartermaster-sergeant, August 6, 1862; present, October 21, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

MADDOX, Francis Marion --Private—Enlisted in Co. I, 29th Arkansas Infantry, at Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, May 20, 1862; conflicting service records stated that he transferred to Blocher’s Battery, December 18, 1862; another states that he was detailed to Blocher’s Battery, April 30, 1863; listed in Columbia county 1860 census, age 15, born in Mississippi, farmer

MAGBY, Silas --Private—Enlisted at Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, Februry 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

MANN, John --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, detailed as teamster, October 31, 1862; present, detailed as teamster, February 28, 1863.

MARION, Melton --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 22, 1862; deserted, September 2, 1862.

MARTIN, D S --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Van Buren, Arkansas, by Capt. Venable, June 24, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; absent sick, February 28, 1863.

MICE, Shepherd --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 27, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

MILLER, E J --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

MITCHELL, D B --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

MORGAN, J B --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 8, 1862.

MORGAN, J H --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted from hospital before October 31, 1862.

MORGAN, John F --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 19, 1862; transferred to Co. I, 24th Arkansas Infantry, October 1, 1862.

MORGAN, W K --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 19, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

MORGAN, W T --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted from hospital before October 31, 1862 1862.

MORRIS, Hamilton --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; deserted, September 16, 1862.

MORRIS, John --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; absent sick, October 31, 1862.

NIX, L C --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; died, October 6, 1862.

NOWLIN, Brian W --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; died, October 30, 1862.

O’DONNELL, Dennis --Fourth Sergeant—Enrolled in Confederate service at Fayetteville, Arkansas, by Col. Hindman, August 31, 1861; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed fourth sergeant, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

OLDHAM, George --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; died, February 28, 1863.

OTTO, Frederick --First Corporal—Enlisted in (old) Co. C, 8th Battalion Arkansas Infantry, at Little Rock, Arkansas, March 15, 1862; absent on detached service as a blacksmith at Little Rock, since April 3, 1862; meanwhile, his company became Co. F, 25th Arkansas Infantry, on May 10, 1862, and he was dropped from the rolls on October 31, 1863; enlisted in Blocher’s Battery at Little Rock, August 6, 1862; appointed first corporal, August 6, 1862; present, October 21, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; born c1834.

PAGE, James F --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 19, 1862.

PARISH, John T --Private—Enlisted in 1865.

PARKER, Allen J --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, detailed as teamster, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

PATTERSON, Francis --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 19, 1862; deserted, September 8, 1862.

PENLAND, Robert --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 19, 1862; deserted, September 10, 1862.

PHEIFER, John --Private—Enlisted at Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

PICKLER, George --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

RANKIN, E A W --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 27, 1862; deserted, September 1, 1862.

REED, Levi --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, July 10, 1862; record says “see also Lemons’s Co.”

REID, A D --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; absent, October 31, 1862.

REID, J Q --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 23, 1862; deserted, October 2, 1862.

REID, W T --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 23, 1862; deserted, October 2, 1862.

RENNELS, A J --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 23, 1862; deserted, October 2, 1862.-

RIDDLE, A --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

RIDDLE, G R --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; died, October 14, 1862.

RINDLEMAN, J B --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

ROBERTSON, L G --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 7, 1862.

RODGERS, H B --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

ROSENBURG, A S --Private—Enlisted in Co. K, 29th Arkansas Infantry, at Bayou Metre, Arkansas, June 18, 1862 (or July 7, 1862, conflicting records); transferred to Blocher’s Battery, December 18, 1862; present, February 28, 1863, “due him previous to transfer for 2 months pay”.

ROSS, D --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 31, 1862; deserted before October 31, 1862.

ROSS, T J --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

ROSS, W B --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service by Lieut. Walker, June 11, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

SANDERS, Kemp H --Private—Enlisted in Co. A, 31st Arkansas Infantry, at Jacksonport, Arkansas, November 2, 1861; appointed fourth sergeant, November 2, 1861; absent sick west of the Mississippi on all rolls to October 31, 1862; dropped from the rolls, April 30, 1863; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; transferred to Co. G, 44 Arkansas Mounted Infantry; paroled at Jacksonport, Arkansas, June 5, 1865; born c1840 in North Carolina; eyes blue, hair light, complexion fair, height 5’8”; occupation farmer; name also shown as Saunders.

SATTERFIELD, M L --Private—Enlisted in Co. I, 24th Arkansas Infantry, at Danville, Arkansas, June 20, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, returned deserter, February 28, 1863.

SATTERFIELD, P F --Private—Enlisted in Co. I, 24th Arkansas Infantry, at Danville, Arkansas, June 20, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, returned deserter, February 28, 1863; name also shown as P. L. Satterfield.

SCOTT, J B --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, February 20, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

SEAY, John --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; discharged for disability, February 17, 1863; born c1847 in Pike county, Indiana; occupation laborer; name also shown as J. R. Seay.

SILVEY, William --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863; captured in hospital at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 11, 1863; confined at Gratiot Street Prison, St. Louis, Missouri; no record of release.

SLOAN, F M --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service by Lieut. White, July 21, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863, “due him previous to transfer for 2 months pay”.

SMITH, Louis --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 29, 1862; deserted in September 1862.

SMITH, Reuben --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service by Lieut. Walker, June 11, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery after October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

SMITHEE, J H --Second Lieutenant—No record of service in Blocher’s Battery; a secondary source claims he served in the battery; this may be Lieutenant James N. Smithee, who served with Blocher in the Weaver Light Artillery.

STATON, Henry R --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

STILLWELL, Walter --Second Sergeant—Enlisted in the Weaver Light Artillery at Little Rock, Arkansas, December 19, 1861; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed second sergeant, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

STEWART, S H --Private—No record of service in Blocher’s Battery; he applied for a Confederate pension from Hempstead county in 1907 (Pension #19601 approved August 12, 1907) claiming service in the battery, 1862-64; he may have served in another battery in Blocher’s artillery battalion.

STOKES, William W --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 22, 1862; deserted, October 3, 1862.

TAYLOR, Benjamin S --Private—Enlisted in Co. E, 29th Arkansas Infantry, at Princeton, Arkansas, May 8, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, December 19, 1862; present, February 28, 1863, “due him previous to transfer for 2 months pay”; born March 13, 1835, in Tennessee; died August 11, 1898, in Arkansas; buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hot Spring county; listed in Dallas county 1860 census; occupation farmer; his widow Sarah applied for a Confederate pension from Hot Spring county (Pension #29543, date not stated).

TAYLOR, John E J --Private—Enlisted in Co. H, 18th Arkansas Infantry, at Little Rock, Arkansas, March 3, 1862; discharged and enlisted in Blocher’s Battery at Little Rock, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

TAYLOR, Richmond P --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, after February 28, 1863; captured at Mine Creek, Kansas, October 25, 1864; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Camp Morton, Indiana, until exchanged in March 1865; paroled at Shreveport, Louisiana, June 7, 1865 (gave his address as Little Rock, Arkansas).

TEDDER, Greenberry --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 22, 1862; deserted, October 1, 1862.

THOMAS, A M C --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 27, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; previously served in Co. K, 16th Arkansas Infantry.

TUCKER, Hardy --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

TUCKER, Paul --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted from hospital before October 31, 1862.

TURNEY, J S --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

TYREY, M D L --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 20, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

UPCHURCH, S W --Fifth Sergeant—Enlisted in the Weaver Light Artillery at Fort McCulloch, Indian Territory, May 7, 1862; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed fifth sergeant, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; promoted fourth sergeant; present, February 28, 1863; appointed third lieutenant, December 23, 1863.

VANDYNE, A --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, September 1, 1862.

VISART, Edward --Third Lieutenant—Enlisted in the Pulaski Light Artillery at Little Rock, Arkansas, April 20, 1861; appointed sergeant, April 30, 1861; mustered out, September 2, 1861; enlisted in the Weaver Light Artillery at Little Rock, December 27, 1861; transferred to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; appointed third lieutenant, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863; captured in Arkansas county, Arkansas, October 23, 1863; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Fort Delaware; exchanged at Red River Landing, Louisiana, in May 1865; he died on August 21, 1893; his widow India applied for a Confederate pension from Carroll county in 1902 (Pension #3341 approved August 20, 1902).

WACKERLY, H --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; absent, October 31, 1862.

WATERFIELD, A M --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

WEIL, Simon ---Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; discharged for disability, February 5, 1863; born c1841 in Germany; occupation merchant.

WHITE, Pascal --Artificer—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 5, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

WHITFORD, Orisson --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 16, 1862; deserted, October 19, 1862.

WILLIAMS, Anvil --Artificer—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; reduced to private; present, February 28, 1863.

WILLIAMS, L --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; deserted, October 1, 1862.

WILLIAMS, T J --Private—Enrolled in Confederate service at Little Rock, Arkansas, by Capt. Pike, June 20, 1862; assigned to Blocher’s Battery, August 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862.

WILSON, Green S --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 17, 1862; deserted, October 8, 1862.

WILSON, Thomas --Private—Transferred to Blocher’s Battery from Co. B, 35th Arkansas Infantry, after February 28, 1863; captured at Mine Creek, Kansas, October 25, 1864; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Camp Morton, Indiana; exchanged at City Point, Virginia, March 4, 1865; paroled at Montgomery, Alabama, May 22, 1865.

WINCHESTER, John --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1863; present, February 28, 1863.

WITT, David --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Pulaski county, Arkansas, August 28, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

WORLEY, James --Private—Enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas, September 6, 1862; present, October 31, 1862; present, February 28, 1863.

ZIMMERMAN, Jesse Vintner --Second Lieutenant—Enlisted in Co. A, 6th Arkansas Infantry, at Little Rock, Arkansas, June 10, 1861; appointed first sergeant, June 10, 1861; discharged and enlisted in Blocher’s Battery at Little Rock, August 6, 1862; appointed second lieutenant, August 6, 1862; later promoted to first lieutenant and captain and commanded the battery; born 1836 in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania; died June 29, 1907 at Little Rock; buried in Mount Holly Cemetery at Little Rock; married Mrs Mary Blanton Fisher Reyburn in 1867; his widow applied for a Confederate pension from Pulaski county in 1920 (Pension #25127 approved in August 1920).

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