Fourteen hundred and 91 days in the Confederate ... . Heartsill, W. W. (William Williston), 1839-1916.
May 5th 
...The Arkansas Battalion; composed of the 19th and 24th Arkansas Regts, and the unattached Cavalry Co's are on the Chancellorsville road to protect a battery...
Capt Hanks the commanding officer of the redoubt forms one company out of the four remnants of Cavalry C's to wit; Nutt's, Denson's, Johnson's and Richardson's, there is also a few of Hart's battery with us...
...We move our quarters from the RR Depot to the Capitol building, all the unattached Co's and the men of Hart's battery have permission to sleep in the building...
Captain Richardson is already at work for the Rangers trying to get an order to take us over the Mississippi to the Company proper, for there is at least sixty of the company in the Trans Miss Dept.
...Deshler's Brigade [Arkansas Post men[ leave for the Army of Tennessee...All our Arkansas Post troops are gone except the Cavalry, Hart's Batt'y and the two Arkansas Regiments
Contrary to our expectations; Capt Richardson receives orders to take his Company to Tullahoma, Tenn, at the same time impression is made on his mind by the Sec'y of War, that this order is issued to keep down any dissatisfaction amongst the other "Post" troops, and that other orders will be issued for us to go to the Trans Miss Dept.
[From the introduction]-While in Richmond Cat Richardson called on the Sec'y of War to request immediate transfer of the exchanged Rangers to the Trans Miss Dept so they could rejoin their old comrades then serving with cavalry forces in Arkansas. Captain Richardson and some of the other officers were ordered to Kirby Smith's department, but the men were sent to Bragg at Tullahoma, Tenn. There the Rangers were grouped with the other Cavalry remnants into a makeshift infantry company of Mills' regiment, Churchill's Brigade.