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From: Ellen Reesh <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Civil War help - Rick or anyone
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 00:05:01 -0700
Oh, Rick thank you so much for the info on James Monroe Tolleson, I now have
a more complete story to go with his name.
I just happened to think, the first child that was born after the CW was
names Silas Price, wasn't there a Col or General by that name? The following
sons after the war, were named Isaac Joshua, and Charles Francis, rather
common names when compared to Silas Price. Could that be a clue?
Again thank you so much for your help.
On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Candy Lawrence <>wrote:
> Yep, I found James (NMN) Tollison in Company D of Dobbin's Regiment, 1st
> Arkansas Cavalry and he enlisted (or was paroled) at age 19. I verify he
> was born in Alabama and paroled at Jacksonport.
> The unit's flag was a red Cross of St. George on a blue field with 13 white
> stars on the cross. It was captured by Union forces on 10/12/1863 at
> AR by the 1st Indiana Cavalry - which was a bad thing to happen as a unit's
> regimental colors is their identifier, their "soul" if you will and men
> would give their lives to save their flag.
> In case you are interested, the Dobbin's mentioned was Colonel Arch
> Dobbins, the organizer and commander of this regiment. He was an average
> commander...nothing great but aparently not incompetent but due to his
> independent nature he was not well-liked by his superiors. No one
> questioned his fighting spirit - just he fact he had a tendency to disobey
> orders he did not like or agree with. After the war he fell into problems
> with Reconstruction people and Unionists and felt he could no longer live
> here due to his loyalties, opinions and Confederate beliefs. So he moved
> Brazil, leaving his wife and children behind. He did write to them and
> talked about them also coming to Brazil as he had established property and
> liked the country. But, the letters stopped after a year or two and he
> never returned to the US. What happened to him is unknown as far as I
> I fear though, I've struck out of Hitson and Tilghman.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ellen Reesh" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Civil War help - Rick or anyone
> > Rick,
> > Thanks for your help. The H.Tollison of Lavaca Co. Texas is Hebron,
> > another
> > brother to my B.H.H. Tolleson.
> > Hitson H. Tolleson's son Jame Monroe Tolleson served in Rutherford
> > Company,
> > Dobbins Reg't of Arkansas in the Cavalry from May 1864 to Oct 1864. [the
> > family story says that H.H. told his son to join the cavalry so that at
> > least the Union guys couldn't steal the only riding horse they had.]
> > This is what I have from the War Department, The adjutant General's
> > Office.
> > "The name James Monroe Tolleson has not been found on the only muster
> > on file in this office of Co.D (Capt Ruterferd) 1(Dobbins)Regt. Ark.
> > Cav.C.S>A> covering Jan &Feb 1864. The name james Tollison Co.D. Dobbins
> > Regt. Ark.Cav. appears on a Must. * Desc. Roll of Prison. Of War
> > surrendered
> > May 11. 1865 and paroled June5 1865 at Jackensport, Ark. age shown 19
> > Eyes, dark, hair dark, comp, dark, Height, 5ft, 7 in. Born, Alabama. "
> > (Signed) Robert C. Davis, the Adjutant General.
> > Attached to the Widows Pension Application for State of Texas are several
> > affidavits from comrades of James Monroe Tolleson, all were notarized in
> > Independence Co. 1) C. M. Engles, 2) A.M. Allen, 3) J. W. Robertson.
> > I don't have anything on Tilghman Tolleson, just the family story about
> > him
> > being injured coming home and later dying.
> > Thank you again for your help.
> > Ellen
> > On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Candy Lawrence
> > <>wrote:
> >> Hi Ellen,
> >> A tough one, indeed!
> >> I found a H. Tollison who served with the Lavaca County Minute Men,
> >> as
> >> a 3rd Ordnanceman. This was a home guard type of unit.
> >> What unit was his son James in? Also, do you have anything to show the
> >> unit
> >> his brother was in?
> >> Rick
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Ellen Reesh" <>
> >> To: "Izard List" <>
> >> Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 1:03 AM
> >> Subject: [ARIZARD] Civil War help - Rick or anyone
> >> > Hi,
> >> > Have a family story I am trying to track down. It says that my
> >> > ggg-grandfather fought in the Civil War but I have never been able to
> >> find
> >> > him. His name is Benjamin Hitson Harrison Tolleson (Tillison,
> >> > Tollerson,
> >> > Tolerson, Tollison, Tellison) He moved his family from Tishomingo Co.
> >> > MS
> >> > to
> >> > Independence Co. AR (just below Batesville) in 1860 purchasing land
> >> > from
> >> > the
> >> > gov'tmt paying cash. He and his brother Tilghman Tolleson came
> >> > together.
> >> > Both joined the army (Confederate) Tilghman was injured came home and
> >> > later
> >> > died of his wounds. My ggg-grandfather B. Hitson Harrison came home to
> >> his
> >> > farm, minus a few pigs, sheep, cattle but he rebuilt it and lived
> >> > for
> >> > about 17 years until he moved his family, with the exception of my
> >> > gg-grandfather Henry Oscar Tolleson who had married my gg-grandmother
> >> > Sophronia Williams and had moved to Izard Co., to Texas.
> >> >
> >> > B. Histon Harrison Tolleson's oldest son James M. Tolleson also fought
> >> > in
> >> > the war (I have his CW pension records from TX). I have never been
> >> to
> >> > find my ggg-grandfather though. He went by Hitson H. Tolleson,
> >> > H.H.Tolleson, his tombstone in Texas has an inscription on it
> >> to
> >> > his being a good husband, good father and good soldier, I just have
> >> > never
> >> > been able to find him anywhere.
> >> >
> >> > Any help or hints where to look would be greatly appreciated.
> >> >
> >> > Ellen Tolleson Reesh
> >> >
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