Phillips County, Arkansas, November 27th, 1862.
Lt. Col. S. S. Anderson, A. A. Genl.
Col—I desire to forward through you my resignation of the office which I hold as First Lieutenant of the Company of Partisan Rangers commanded by Capt. R. D. Anderson. In assigning my reasons for so doing, I will state that it is from no wish to avoid service, but because my position is so onerous that it cannot be borne. Capt. Anderson and myself do not agree on anything pertaining to the service. And I am satisfied that I can render more efficient service in some other capacity.
Forwarded through Capt. R. D. Anderson.
Head Quarters Trans-Mississippi Department, Little Rock, Dec. 9th, 1862.
Special Orders, No. 105.
II. The following named officers having tendered their resignations for the reasons therein specified, the same are accepted, to take effect from this day, subject to the approval of the Department of War:
2. W. Weatherly, 1st Lieut., Anderson’s Company Partisan Rangers.
By command of Maj. Gen. Holmes,
S. S. ANDERSON,
Note: William Weatherly subsequently raised his own company of mounted volunteers, which became Co. K, 1st (Dobbin’s) Regiment Arkansas Cavalry. Captain Anderson’s independent company became Co. B of Dobbin’s regiment.