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Rivers' Battery, Arkansas Light Artillery
Provence's-Humphrey's-Rivers' Battery was organized in the summer of 1861 with men from
Fort Smith, Arkansas. The unit was engaged at Elkhorn Tavern, then moved east of the
Mississippi River. After being involved in the Kentucky Campaign, it was assigned to McNairs'
Brigade and later J. W. Eldridge's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Tennessee. It saw action at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga. In December, 1863, the
company was ordered to Atlanta where its guns and equipment were redistributed and the men
assigned to other artillery commands. Its captains were John T. Humphrey, David Provence, and
John W. Rivers.
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