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Here is the info on Jim Evans relatives that fought for the South.


My great great grandfather David Smart Howell PVT. - Enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Regiment, Texas Cavalry Texas State Troops.

Reminiscences of David S. Howell, Abilene, Texas as told to Rupert J. Richardson (Hardin Simmons University) May 21, 1923 tells of David's Civil War experiences.

DS Howell died November 8th, 1927 in Trent, Texas and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel, Taylor County Texas.






William L Baker my great great grandfather was born Christmas day 1835 in Chatooga, GA.


He enlisted as a Sergeant 7 Nov 1861 at Carrollton, AR. Company K, 16th Arkansas Infantry. Stephen Brackett sworn in as a substitute 23 Mar 1862.    This later became Company F Shaler's Regiment Arkansas Infantry. The Regiment was also known as the 27th Arkansas Infantry.

He then joined Company B, Captain Hunt's Company 1st Regiment, 27th AR Infantry as a private.  Enlisted at Locust Grove, Arkansas, May 26, 1862; age 26; deserted, November 30, 1862.


Story has it that William was in the Confederate Army in Little Rock when his wife came down sick. The Army would not let William go home to tend to his wife, so he deserted. The Army sent a couple of soldiers to catch William and return him to Little Rock. The soldiers caught William and on returning William killed one of the soldiers and the other one escaped before William escaped.

William tended his wife back to good health and then joined Company K, 3rd Arkansas Cavalry, Union Army to escape punishment by the Confederate Army.


My great great granduncle  James William Howell, was born September 3rd, 1843 in Tuscaloosa County Alabama; he died in Alpine, Clark County Arkansas, October 2nd, 1878. James is the older brother of DS Howell.

James enlisted in Company E, 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (State Troops) and was seriously wounded at the battle of Wilson's Creek.


My other relatives who served the Confederacy are;

James Moses Baker,  Seargent, Company F, 27th Arkansas Infantry.

Seargeant Company E 14th Arkansas Infantry (Powers) Captured at Port Hudson, LA June 1963, paroled July 1863

Macy Williams, Private Company D,  31st Arkansas Infantry.







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