|Picture was taken from an original daguerreotype owned by my cousin Mike Webb handed down to him by his grandmother Era Byford Webb.|
Accompanied his parents on their move from Marshall county, Miss. to Clark county, Ark about 1853.
He enlisted in the Confederate Army at camp Holloway, Missouri on Oct. 15, 1861 and served with Company E. 2nd Arkansas mounted rifles. He was 19 years old.
This unit was a dismounted command of riflemen attached to Brig. Gen. Evander McNairís Brigade of Maj. Gen. Samuel G. Frenchís Division (organized 21 June 1863), Gen. Joseph E. Johnstonís Army of Relief, Department of the West and was commanded by Col. James A. Williamson. The unit is listed on a regimental marker to Arkansas units in Johnstonís Army of Relief, Department of the West . [Refer to page 799, Book 8 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books and Edwin Bearssí The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1150.].
He was paroled at Raleigh, N.C. on 6/22/1865 and returned to Clark county, Ark.