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Organization of Dobbin's Regiment

I'd forgotten I had this order, which I ran across this evening while writing a summary of Dobbin's Arkansas Cavalry.


Head Quarters District of Arkansas, Little Rock, March 22, 1863.

Special Orders, No. 2.


V. Lieutenant-Colonel Y. A. Long, P.A.C.S., will proceed to Cotton Plant, and make an inspection of Chrismanís Battalion, and any unassigned companies in that vicinity. He will also proceed to muster into the service of the Confederate States, the battalion raised by Colonel A. S. Dobbin, after which this battalion together with that of Major Chrisman, will be formed into a regiment, with the following named field officers:

Colonel A. S. Dobbin.
Lieutenant-Colonel F. M. Chrisman.
Major S. Corley.

Lieutenant-Colonel Young Long, after having performed this duty, will proceed to Batesville and certify the rolls of the companies ordered to be organized under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel R. C. Newton, and in the event they have not been mustered into service, he will proceed to do so.

By command of Lieutenant-General Holmes,
Assistant Adjutant-General.