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Wright Arnold

James R. Caldwell

John B. Ford

Chesley Jones


2nd Battalion KY Mounted Rifles, Company B, CSA

Wright Arnold

Wright Arnold was born in Hawkins County, Tennessee abt. 1833. He died in 1916 in Hawkins County. He was listed in the Hawkins County Census in 1860 in Distric 6, and also in 1870 at New Canton. In the Census of 1880 at Jackson County Kentucky Dist 50 Pond Creek page 38b listed as Right Arnold. In 1890 Kentucky Veterans Schedule, Jackson County, Pond Creek and the Census of 1900 and 1910 Hawkins County Tenessee.

Military Service: 1863 Private in 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles, Company B. Mustered in 28 Jan. Camp Bynum Ky. The 2d Battalion Kentucky Mounted Rifles was recruited primarily in Eastern Kentucky and commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas Johnson. Military Service: 28 JAN 1863 Mustered in Camp Bynum Ky, Adjutant General's Report

Note: Served as a Private in 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles, Company B, Confederate States of America. This Battalion completed organization during late fall of 1862. Attached to the Department of East Tennessee, then the Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee, this Battalion skirmished in various conflicts in the mountainous region of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. On March 31, 1864 the 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles was under assignment to George Hodge's Brigade. In the spring 1864 the 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles was placed under the command of Confererate General John Hunt Morgan. On August 1, 1864 the 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles was still under the command of General John Hunt Morgan. Early in 1865 it disbanded.

In a letter from a cousin dated 1984, I found Wright Arnold in 1850 to be in the home of his parents Doctor and Susanah Arnold in Hawkins County Tenn. and again in 1863 to be a Pvt. Wright Arnold in the Army, it listed his home as Pond Creek, Jackson County Ky. I also found that 10-27-1892 he remarried for the second time to Martha Ellen Rogle. In the 1900 census Hawkins Co. Tenn., it shows Wright Arnold at the age of 67 born 1833 in Tenn. Ellen M. age 34 wife born 1865. She apparently had two [3 or 4] children from a prior marriage, Walter born 1883 and 16 yrs old, Neal 1886 and 13 yrs old, Carter born 1882 ? they had only been married 7 months and he is shown as 8 yrs old, a step daughter Mattie born Oct. 1889, and she was 10 yrs old. In 1910 census Hawkins Co. showed Wright Arnold as being 77 yrs old and Martha Ellen as being 45 but only children as being in the home as Carter P. age 16 and Brit as age 9.

Source for death date is Tennessee State Library and Archives-Tennessee State Library and Archives. Age at death 73.

An older brother of Wright, Amanuel Arnold also lived in Jackson County Kentucky. Amanuel is listed on 1860 thru 1880 Jackson County census.

Father: Doctor Arnold b: ABT. 1794 in Prince Edward County, Virginia Mother: Susannah Mullins\or\Casy b: ABT. 1805 in Tennessee

Marriage 1 Jane A Jordan b: ABT. 1834 in North Carolina. Married: ABT. 1854. Children: Emanuel Arnold b: SEP 1854 in Kentucky; Barnett Arnold b: ABT. 1857 in Tennessee; James Arnold b: ABT. 1860 in Tennessee; Susanah "Susan" Arnold b: ABT. 1863 in Tennessee; Nathan Arnold b: JUL 1865 in Tennessee; Wright Arnold b: ABT. 1869; John Arnold b: ABT. 1872 in Tennessee; Nancy Jane Arnold b: 8 FEB 1872 in Tennessee; Baxter Arnold b: ABT. 1875 in Tennessee; Alice Arnold b: ABT. 1878 in Tennessee; Isey Arnold b: ABT. 1878 in Tennessee;

Marriage 2 Martha Ellen Rogle b: ABT. 1865. Married: 27 OCT 1892 in Hawkins Co, Tn. Children: Carter P Arnold b: APR 1892 in Tennessee. Bret Arnold b: ABT. 1902 in Tennessee

(Information from Allen Sheperd, KY on his relative, March 2006)

9th TN Calvary Regiment - USA Company G-A

Caldwell, James "Jim" R.

Enlisted October 1, 1863 in U.S. Army in Knoxville, TN. to serve 3 years or during the war.

Company G 9th Regiment TN Calvary commanded by Col. Joseph Parson and Captain Lafayette Jones, he was mustered into service as a Private October 17, 1863.

May 1864 was at Camp Gallatin, Gallatin, TN

August 1864 the Regiment was located in Bean Station, TN.

A squad of 15 men from various companies were organized on a scouting mission to Cumberland Gap, VA. From orders of General A. C. Gilliam. Was commanded by George A. Miller of the 13th TN Calvary.

August 27, 1864 squad departed Bean Staion, TN.

August 28, 1864 while crossing the Clinch River, Jennings Ford, Claiborne County, TN the squad was attacked by a regiment of Confederate rebel soldiers. All of the squad was captured with the exception of one and were taken prisoners.

James R. Caldwell received a bullet in the arm. It entered about 1" above the elbow joint and ranged lodging near the wrist. When shot he fell from horse into the river, per affidavit from 1st Sgt. William Blake.

All wounded were treated by Dr. Mitchell a rebel soldier.

The prisoners were taken to Bristol, VA. Then to Abdingdon, VA while there a rebel surgeon removed the bullet.

Prisoners were then taken to Libby Prison, Richmond, VA.

James R. Caldwell was transferred to a prison near New River, VA.

December 17, 1864, James R. Caldwell escaped from the prison.

January 7, 1865, James R. Caldwell rejoined the U.S.Army commanded in Knoxville, TN.

March 4, 1865 was transferred to company A of the 9th TN Cav.

September 11, 1865, James R. Caldwell was mustered out of service with an Honorable Discharge in Knoxville, TN showing his address as New Hope, Hawkins County, TN post office.

Taken from pension file which was supported by affidavits from a number of persons.

Information from great-grandson Earl Caldwell, Powell, TN, March 2003.

29th TN Infantry:

C Company:

Ford, John B. enlisted 8/13/1861 - NARA Confederate payroll records indicate not present for muster 9/16/1863.

His Confederate Pension application shows that he transferred to the 12th TN Cavalry at the Battle of Chickamauga (Sept 19-21, 1863). He was with the 12th TN Cavalry until he was paroled from service in May 1865 at Mt Sterling, KY by Gen. Hobsen.

He participated in calvary actions in Eastern and Northeastern TN until the end of the war and was wounded in action at the Battle of Bull's Gap, Hawkins Co., TN in a cavalry charge against federal troops. He was thrown from his horse during a charge and landed on the horn of his saddle suffering a hernia the "size of a half-gallon cup" from which he suffered the rest of his life. Filed Soldiers Application for Pension (File S4820)March 1903 and received pension 1910.

(Information from Harold Ford, GA, Feb. 2003)

29th TN Infantry:

K Company:

Chesley Jones

Chesley appears on the Confederate Company Muster Roll for July 31 to Oct. 31, 1861. He is a Pvt., Co. K, 29th Tennessee Infantry. He enlisted on July 31, 1861 at Camp Powel by James W. Gillespie for a period of 12 months. He was not paid. (The 29th Regiment TN Inf was organized September 30, 1861, and re-organized in May, 1862. It was temporarily consolidated with the 11th Regiment TN Inf and formed the 11th and 29th Reg TN Inf (consolidated) in latter part of 1864. About April 9, 1865 the 11th, 12th, 13th, 29th, 47th, 50th, 51st, 52nd and 154th Regiments TN Inf were consolidated and formed the 2nd Consolidated Reg. TN Inf which was paroled at Greensboro, N.C., May 2, 1865.) Info from Company Muster Roll Card - T.R. Owens, copiest.

December 1861, C. Jones of Co. K, 29th Reg't TN Inf is listed as absent on the Regimental Return Roll.

He is approved for discharge on Oct. 16, 1862. He is found incapable of performing his duties by the surgeon. The station was Knoxville, TN. He is discharged on October 21, 1862 from the Muster Roll.

On Jan. 15, 1864, Pvt. Chesly Jones of Capt. George A. Edmond's Co., 29th Reg. TN Inf in Dalton, GA.

( Information from Lois Allen Baker, GA., Feb. 2006, who is also searching for Bailey relatives.)

2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles - CSA Company G-A


Sandidge brothers John (older b. 1838), Henry C. and Perry S. all were in the 2nd Battalion, KY Mounted Rifles. Henry C. and Perry S. were listed in Confederate book but were not listed in the index. John was not listed at all but his name was on the roll with others of the 2nd as per website - more on this from

(Information from Harold Ford, GA, June 2003 who is also searching for military service on his ancestor, Hudson Sandidge who was also a brother of the others)

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