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HISTORY OF THE ORPHAN BRIGADE. 1009 WILLIS, L. R. WATSON, T. O. WATSON, L. D. WATSON, N. T. WATSON, NATHAN T. WYATT, W. C. WOOD, E. B. WHEATLEY, WM. WILTSHIRE, JOSEPH. WORD, R. T. YOUNG, T. Co. I: JOE B. WILLIAMS, captain, was killed in North Carolina near the close of the war. (Names of other officers not found.) Co. K: One of the officers of this company furnishes the following note: "The company was organized at Hopkinsville, October, 1861. With Merriwether's (afterward Williams's) company, it operated as a Kentucky squadron under command of Col. Forrest, about Fort Donelson. When Donelson was surrendered, Forrest took the vote of Co. K as to whether it would take chances with him in attempting to cut his way out. Capt. Huey, with about half the men, fell into line for the venture ; Lieutenants Wallace and Winstead went home ; Lieut. Head surrendered with the garrison. Of that part of the company that escaped with Forrest, George D. Richardson became first lieutenant; Samuel S. Woolfolk, second lieutenant; Reuben J. Laughlin, third lieutenant; and Jno. W. Headley, first sergeant. When the '"giment was reorganized, after Bragg's Kentucky campaign, some of these twelve-month men of Co. K reenlisted in Co. A, originally Co. C (Capt. Noel's). The original company was as per muster-roll, a copy of which you have." JAMES K. HUEY, captain. JAMES C. WALLACE, first lieutenant. JOHN D. HEAD, second lieutenant. BUSH D. WINSTEAD, third lieutenant. LABAN T. RICE, first sergeant. JOHN W. HEADLEY, second sergeant. JAMES L. BAKER, third sergeant. B. F. WORLAND, fourth sergeant. J. W. SMITH, fifth sergeant. JOHN B. JONES, first corporal. SAMUEL H. WOODBURY, second corporal. JAMES SNIDER, third corporal. 64