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
Reminiscences of David S. Howell,
Abilene, Texas as told to Rupert J. Richardson (Hardin
Simmons University) May 21, 1923 tells of David's Civil
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
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,
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
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
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
James Moses Baker, Seargent,
Company F, 27th Arkansas Infantry.
Seargeant Company E 14th Arkansas Infantry
(Powers) Captured at Port Hudson, LA June 1963, paroled
Macy Williams, Private
Company D, 31st Arkansas Infantry.