Captain Dandridge McRae commanded the Arkansas Guards, a volunteer militia company from the White County, during the Arsnel crisis. Later, McRea helped organize State Troops at Camp Rector, near Hopefield (present West Memphis). McRea, who was eventually promoted to Brigadier General, also helped raise the 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment (Northwest)
Excellent 1/9 plate ruby ambro of a gent who's seen the elephant wearing the distinctive tri-corn of the 34th OVI aka Piatt's Zouaves.
Pvt. John Straw 3rd Division Inf. Missouri State Guard 1/6 plate ambrotype of Pvt. J. Straw from Calloway County, MO. He is on the left with unidentified friend. It appears like he has a pistol butt under the left flap of his jacket. He was wounded at the Battle of Wilson's Creek on Aug. 10, 1861. Man on the right is wearing a homespun battle shirt. Image came from an old collection out of Jefferson City, MO.