Bourland in North Texas and Indian Territory During the Civil War: Fort Cobb, Fort Arbuckle & the Wichita Mountains
Reviews by Patricia Adkins-Rochette Home.
Le Kaester's Company E (119 men)
Roster of Company E, Baird's-Showalter's 4th Texas Cavalry, 4th Arizona Brigade
see copy of 1864 original letter at bottom of this page
Captain Henry LeKaester [Capt. "H. Le Kaester" in CSR, is mentioned eight times in my 1,046-page book. Bourland sent the following men to LeKaester's company in July and December, 1864; his original letter about his transfer of 3 of 5 of these men is displayed toward the bottom of this webpage. Please send information about these men.
Joel A. Crain, Co B, sent Dec 1864 ** C.C. Scott, Co D, Jul 1864
Robert Ellison, Co D, sent Jul 1864 G. Skinner, Co B, sent Dec 1864
Elisha C. Oglesby, Co B, sent Jul 1864
**C.C. Scott. after Jul 1864, the Bourland Regt. CSR read: "Aug 64 Ft Belknap clerk QM dept; Sep 64 to run thresher; Nov 64 scouting in Denton County"
Was LeKaester arrested? Major Finis Ewing Kavanaugh, [b-1832 MO] of Baird's-Showalter's 4th Texas Cavalry, 4th Arizona Brigade, ordered on Oct. 9, 1864 that LeKoester be arrested. Interesting since Bourland sent soldiers to LeKoester's company in December 1864. By the way, Colonel Spruce McCoy Baird, who helped organize the 1st and 4th Arizona Brigades, was listed as a private in Bourland's Company E from Sept. to Nov. 1864, detailed as "a striker for the blacksmith."
Adams, Jonathan Adams Adams, Solomon Adams Adcock, James Adcock Alford, William Alford Alford, J.P. Alford Ashton, R. V. Ashton Ashton, Peter Ashton Bales, James Bales Bartlett, Dexter Bartlett Batsil, J. F. Batsil Beavers, James Beavers Belcher, Charles Belcher Black, James Black Andrew Bouch Lewis Bowers D. B. Brown J. B. Brown L. Brown E. R. Browning D. H. Burgion P. W. Carpenter W. Carpenter Peter Chaffin W. P. Cherry Choate, Z. Choat E. Cook James M. Cook W. P. Cooksay A. Couch J. Cox E. P. Crowning Robert Darrington W. H. Dean Joseph Duncan Ben Franklin Ellis
Adams, Solomon Adams
Adcock, James Adcock
Alford, William Alford
Alford, J.P. Alford
Ashton, R. V. Ashton
Ashton, Peter Ashton
Bales, James Bales
Bartlett, Dexter Bartlett
Batsil, J. F. Batsil
Beavers, James Beavers
Belcher, Charles Belcher
Black, James Black
D. B. Brown
J. B. Brown
E. R. Browning
D. H. Burgion
P. W. Carpenter
W. P. Cherry
Choate, Z. Choat
James M. Cook
W. P. Cooksay
E. P. Crowning
W. H. Dean
Ben Franklin Ellis
Francis, J. W. Francis, Private J.W. Francis deserted LeKoester's Co E, then re-enlisted Nov 6, 1863 in the Confederate Brush Battalion (listed as G. W. Francis). J. W. Francis b-1830 MO; m-Frances; 1860 Grayson Co TX cen p164 (LeKoester's Co E, Baird's 4th Arizona Regt, Brush Battalion, CSA), A-344, A-45
Francis, Wm. S. R. Francis, b-1840 MO; 1860 Grayson Co TX cen p151.
B. F. Hardsuck
G. W. Harper
J. C. Hebert
R. P. Hill
W. B. Jones
Kitching, Kitchens, __ Kitchins
J. E. W. Mansfield
J. H. McClure
E. W. Merritt
John Medkiff, John R. Midkiff (also Co A
TX Hardeman's AZ Cavalry )
C. M. Milan
Charles D. Miller
I. I. Miller
J. A. Miller
Morris, H. B. Moris
R. P. Mullins
J. F. Nichols
J. L. Norfleet
Norvell, Noel, S. A. G. Norvell, his Jun 1864 CSR Absent: "On det'd service May 28th, 1864 Limestone & Greyson Co."
.... one S.G. Norvell, d. 8 July 1863 Georgetown I.O.O.F. Cem, Williamson Co TX ... (Lt D. D. Noell, Co D, TX 4th Ariz. Brig) Bourland's Dec 18, 1864 letter to H.E McCulloch states "Capt. Noel," but meant S.A.G. Norvell. This Noel was in Company D, Baird's 4th Arizona Regt.)
Roberts, __ Roberts
Joseph B. Robinson
J. R. Rodgers
C. C. Scott
B. B. Schacklett
S.S. Skidmore, on the Grayson County "Confederate Indigent Families Index"
J. L. Smith
J. W. Spencer
Teters, David Teters
Thorp, G. A. Thorp
John A. Thorp
G. A. Thorp
W. A. Tharp
W. S. White
W. A. Wilford
Bourland to McCulloch, Dec 1864
Facsimile of this Dec 18, 1864 (Bourland to McCulloch) toward bottom of this page.
1864 Cooke Co TX, Gainesville, Dec 18.......GENERAL [H.E. McCulloch, Comdg. Northern Sub-Dist., Bonham TX:
Enclosed I send you copies of transfers for [G.] Skinner, [J.A.] Crain, and [E.C.] Oglesby of Co. "B" Border Regt. I see from Capt. [J.J.] Diamond’s Muster Roll and Return that he has dropped those men from his Rolls, as being transferred to Capt. [H.] LeKaester's Co. [4th Arizona Regt] in October, date not given. He reported 86 men all through the month, and in the Petition for October shows three transferred from the company and three received by company. I have given at different times positive orders to the Captains of companies not to take any Recruits in to their companies without from these Head Qrs. Though Capt. Diamond has been receiving Recruits from others for his Rolls without __ (torn). I am perfectly willing to have the good men transferred to LeKaester's Co though __ company has been doing a very loose __ and I think it is time to check it — the application to be transferred to the Frontier.
Capt. Noel’s Co. [?S.A.G. Norvell, Co E, 4th Ariz. Regt] was no doubt not up yesterday. I have no objection to transferring these men to Capt. Noel [? Norvell] or any other legally organized Co., but I want it to be done in a legal manner. I am tired of the loose way of doing business.
I am General, Your Obdt. Svt.,
Jas. Bourland, Col. Comdg. Border Regt.
Cover:Enclosed I send copies of transfer for Skinner, Crain, &c. Respectfully relieved, disapproved. This man, Noel [? Norvell], has no company and no more men will be mustered to the Army. By Command of Brig-Gen. McCulloch, B.E. Benton, Capt. A.A. Genl, Hdqts,. N.S.D. per BP-DM4406-3O-144. (see Arizona Brigade, vIIpA-45.)
1864, Sep 7. The undersigned, viz. J.A. Crain & E. C. Oglesby of Co. "B" Border Regt. Texas Cavalry, desire to be transferred to Co. B [sic, E] of the "Frontier Expedition" said Company being commanded by Capt. S.W.G. Noel [maybe S.A.G. Norvell of Co E, 4th Arizona Regt], &c.
J.A. Crain, E.C. Oglesby.
1864, Sep 9. The undersigned Capt. of Co. "B" Border Regt. consents and agrees to the transfer above asked for. Jas. J. Diamond, Capt. Comdg. Co. "B." A true copy. Frank Liedtke.per BP-DM4406-3O-144.
A facsimile of Bourland's December 18, 1864 letter documenting his transfer of 3 of 5 men to LeKaester's Company E is below. The transcription and an interpretation of this letter is immediately above this facsimile.
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