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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
the extreme east of the line was Captain John Ikard.
Then, coming west, was Captain Stevens, then Captain
Jeff. Malty, then Captain C. R. (Rufe Perry,)
commanding Company D. Then came Captain Neal
Caldwell and Captain Pat Dolan on the extreme
west. The respective companies were distributed
approximately 100 miles apart. Our Adjutant General
was Wm. Steele; our Major was John B. Jones.
Our Quartermaster was Wm. M. Kenney.
FMajor John B. Jones was the moving spirit of
the field work and directed it almost entirely himself.
Major Jones was a man of great administrative
and executive ability, and none of the Rangers
could beat him to a real live scrap with 'the enemy.
He was the right man in the right place. Major
Jones detailed five men from each company to serve
as an escort with him in traveling from one company
to another, up and down the line of companies.
That he endured hardships and hard fighting will
be mentioned later .
I After we had been in the service about five months
having had some fighting in the meantime, our
Quartermaster informed Governor Coke that the appropriation,
$75,000.00, would not maintain the six
companies for two years, or until another legislature
could make further appropriation; the deficit
being about one-half of the needed sum. Consequently,
Governor Coke ordered a reduction of the
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