Person Sheet

Name Washington Blakely Cash
Birth 1827, Granville County, North Carolina
Death Mar 2, 1885, Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas
Religion Missionary Baptist Church
Father James Cash Jr. (1808-)
Mother Amanda Bledsoe
1 Camilla Ann Shaw
Birth 1833, Georgia
Death 1902, Custer County, Oklahoma
Father William Bill Shaw
Mother Lecia H. Morriss
Marriage Jan 4, 1849, Marshall County, Mississippi
Children: Francis Ann (1850-1936)
Christopher Columbus (1854-)
Martha Melvina (1857-)
James Edward (1861-1944)
George Washington (1865-1925)
Albert Pike (1869-)
Notes for Washington Blakely Cash
Moved to a place 9 miles NorthWest of Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas in 1851.
Served in the Confederate Army as a 2nd Lt. in Company H of the 23rd Arkansas Infantry.
Seems to have joined for a 12 month period from March 6, 1861 to June 6, 1862 at which time he was discharged. Joined in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
After his slaves were freed, they begged him to keep them on. They took his name of Cash in his honor.
Washington Cash died of throat cancer caused from breathing chaff from the cotton gin and corn mill that he owned.
Was a much loved man and when his slaves were freed they begged him to keep them on. They all loved him and took his name CASH in his honor.

23rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry

23rd (Lyles') Infantry Regiment, originally C. W. Adams' 23rd Regiment, was organized at Helena, Arkansas, during the spring of 1862. Its members were from the counties of Graighead, Phillips, St. Francis, Monroe, Cross, Poinsett, and Chicot. The unit fought in the conflicts at Corinth and Hatchie Bridge and reported 5 killed, 23 wounded, and 116 missing. Later it was assigned to General Beall's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. In April, 1863, it was united with Powers' 14th and Crockett's 18th Arkansas Regiments, and in July was captured at Port Hudson. After being exchanged and mounted, the regiment served in the Trans-Mississippi Department and took an active part in Price's Missouri Expedition. It surrendered on May 16, 1865, near Memphis, Tennessee. The field officers were Colonel Oliver P. Lyles, and Lieutenant Colonels Erastus L. Black and A. H. Pennington.

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