Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Three Confederate Officers At the Battle of Richmond Become Arkansas Governors-- Part 2

THOMAS J. CHURCHILL--  Born in Louisville, Kentucky and led the Kentucky Rifles in the Mexican War.  Captured in 1847.  Postmaster of Little Rock, Arkansas in 1857.

Became a brigadier general in March 1862.  Led a division at the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky.  Later, some of his troops were the first sharpshooters used in the western theater.

Became a major general during the Red River Campaign. 

Became governor in 1880.  Was the last surviving general from the Battle of Richmond when he died in 1904.

Big Governorship Battle. --Old Secesh

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