Numbers 45. Abstract from Major-General Polk's memorandum of Brigadier-General McCown's command at New Madrid and Island Numbers 10 in the latter part of February, 1862.
Command Infantry Heavy Light Cavalry Aggregate
Gantt's 1,036 120 ... 100 1,256
Marks' 887 ... 132 ... 1,019
Neely's 1,714 ... ... ... 1,714
Stewart' 1,163 441 ... ... 1,604
Now 1,271 95 173 300 1,839
Total 6,071 656 305 400 7,432
Organization of Brigadier-General McCown's command at New Madrid and Island Numbers 10 about February 28, 1862.*
Colonel E. W. GANTT'S BRIGADE.
Stewart's heavy artillery (1 company).
Upton's heavy artillery (1 company).
Missouri Cavalry (1 company).
Colonel R. P. NEELY'S BRIGADE.
Colonel S. F. MARKS' BRIGADE.
5th Louisiana Battalion.
Brigadier General A. P. STEWART'S BRIGADE.
4th Arkansas Battalion.
Heavy artillery corps.
1st Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
Johnson's siege artillery (1 company).
Point Coupee Artillery.
Rucker's artillery (1 company).
Haywood's cavalry (1 company).
Neely's cavalry (1 company).
Wheeler's cavalry (1 company).
MARCH 2-7, 1862.-Reconnaissance to Berryville, Ark.
Report of Colonel Calvin A. Ellis, First Missouri Cavalry.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST MISSOURI CAVALRY,
Camp on Sugar Creek, Ark., March 9, 1862.
GENERAL: In obedience to your order of the 2nd instant, to proceed to Keetsville and send forward a commissary train reported to be there and then to make a reconnaissance of the country east of the position occupied by our forces, I marched with 140 men on the morning of the 3rd, accompanied by Colonel Pease, of your staff, to Keetsville, and forwarded the train as directed. I then proceeded east to the Roaring River, and north 8 miles northeast of Cassville, Mo., and finding no
*Original says "in latter part of February, 1862."