Monday, January 14, 2013

Three Confederate Officers at the Battle of Richmond Became Arkansas Governors

From the Jan. 1, 2013, Richmond (Ky) Register.

The Battle of Richmond was fought in 1862.

HARRY FLANAGAN was born in New Jersey and moved to Arkansas, where he became a representative in 1842.  He was a Lt. Col. during Kirby Smith's Kentucky campaign.  He became governor of Arkansas but had no real power as the Confederates had evacuated Little Rock.  He died in 1874,

JAMES P. EAGLE was born in Tennessee but moved to Arkansas as a teenager.  He was in General Churchill's division at the Battle of Richmond and saw action around the cemetery.

He was elected governor in 1888 and 1890 and died in 1904.  His brother was also governor in 1913.

More to Come.  --Old Secesh

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