My 2X Great Grandfather, Spear Fort Kuykendall, served in Company 'D', 15th Northwest Arkansas Infantry. He enlisted as a private on 15 Mar 1861. He fought at Wilson's Creek, MO, Pea Ridge, (Elkhorn Tavern), AR and in the Vicksburg Campaign at Port Gibson, Champion's Hill,(Baker's Creek), and Big Black River Bridge.
He had three brothers, an uncle, and six brothers-in-law in the service during the war. His older brother, John Gabriel, was in the 4th Arkansas Infantry, and his younger brothers, David Hamilton, was in the 24th Arkansas and then Hardy's Arkansas Infantry and Isaac was in the 4th Arkansas. His uncle, Allen Kuykendall, was in Co. 'D', 21st Texas Infantry.
Three of his brothers-in-law, (John R., Joseph, and Thomas Coin), were in Company 'F', 34th Georgia Infantry. A fourth, (their oldest brother), James Coin was with Co 'H', 1st Kentucky Cavalry Regiment and then Co 'D', 6th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment. And the fifth, also an older brother, was Samuel D Coin and he served in Co. 'D', 6th Alabama Infantry.
The sixth, Samuel Jasper Crossno, served with Rieff's Mounted Company and then with the 9th Missouri Infantry, Co. 'G'.
Spear Fort's daughter, Josephine, married William Nichols Leavens, son of William Nelson Leavens, (Co. 'G', 51st Massachusetts Infantry, USA)