Candy, I have done alott of reasearch on the 54IL.Inf. especially the Memphis and LittleRock RR hay stations attack by Shelby.I believe I went through Capt.Flemming before I have to look.The were two companies gaurding a stockade and were not involved.One company which included many unassigned recruits were on a train also attacked but not totally captured carrying a Federal payroll.Six companies captured and force marched,several shot,stripped of their uniforms, to Pilot Knob,MO.paroled at Benton Barracks,MO.There were also a couple of Co. of the 1stNebraska Inf. captured.The four thousand men is exagerated.Shelby repored half that I have to review.Shelby's artillery set fire to the hay and the stations in the middle of the Ark.Praire no place to go.All this happened quickly Cavalry was sent out from DeVall's Bluff a distance of twelve to fifteen miles and from Brownsville Ark.two to five miles away.If my memory suits me Capt.Flemming resigned for experation of service but records just end.Shelby's attack was Aug.27,1864.Check local historical societies for pictures in Mattoon and Charleston,IL.the regiment vetranized there and while home on leave were called up to put down a Copperhead rebellion over the recruiting going on at Charleston.Federal propaganda would of milked the insurection put down. I coresponded with a man from Iowa or possibly an IL.farmer a while back who was related to Flemming.Since he was a Capt. you might check the military institute at Carlise,PA.they have many pictures.I'll see if I can find that address. Good Luck!