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th her sister States of the South, and share their destiny. Governor Rector was a native of St. Louis, Mo., where his father, Col. Elias Rector, had been formerly surveyor-general of the Territory of Missouri, which then included Arkansas. He removed to Arkansas before he arrived at maturity, for the care of landed interests which he had inherited from his father. He was descended, in part, from the Seviers, of Tennessee, and was a relative of Senator, and one time United States Minister, A. H. Sevier, of Arkansas. He resided at Little Rock, after holding several positions, as member of the general assembly from Saline county, United States marshal of the western district of Arkansas, surveyor-general, and associate justice of the Supreme court. At that time Little Rock was a small city of about 3,000 inhabitants. Its chief importance was derived from its official character, as the dwelling place of government officers, State and Federal, the seat of the superior courts, and
The adjutant, James Harper, was shot down, mortally wounded, at his post, with his sword in hand, leading and cheering on the men. The sergeant-major, N. T. Roberts, was wounded in the shoulder while leading on the left. My volunteer aide, A. H. Sevier, was wounded in the breast while encouraging our men to stand by their colors, and had to be taken from the field. The lieutenant-colonel and major evinced great bravery in leading their different wings in the charge. Major Harper at one tichill's regiment. The following is a list of the killed and wounded among the Arkansas troops in this battle: Churchill's regiment. Field and staff: Killed—James Harper, adjutant. Wounded—N. Terry Roberts, sergeant-major; and A. H. Sevier, aid. Capt. J. S. Pearson's company, Des Arc Rangers: Killed, 4—James M. Williamson, B. J. Freeman, C. L. Tuck and T. L. Miles. Wounded, 29—Capt. J. S. Pearson, First Lieut. W. W. Wair, Second Lieut. D. McIver, Second Sergt. A. P. Haralson;
loss of a leg. Mention was made by General Churchill of Brigadier-Generals Tappan and Hawthorn, and Colonel Gause, commanding brigades; and his staff, Maj. W. W. Dunlap, chief of artillery; Maj. H. M. Clark, assistant inspector-general; Lieut. A. H. Sevier, assistant adjutant-general; Capt. J. L. Thomas, paymaster; Capts. C. E. Royston and C. J. Hanks, and Col. John W. Polk, volunteer aides; Chief Surgeon A. M. McPheeters; Maj. C. B. Moore, chief quartermaster; Maj. J. R. Upshaw, chief commi. J. F. Fagan was assigned to duty as major-general, to date from April 25th (Marks' mills); Brig.-Gens. T. J. Churchill and J. S. Marmaduke as major-generals, to date from April 30, 1864 (Jenkins' ferry); Capt. B. S. Johnson as major, and Lieut. A. H. Sevier as captain, in the adjutant-general's department. General Price, returning to Camden, ordered General Shelby, May 5th, to march to the rear of Steele's army, between Little Rock and Memphis, and prevent the use of the railroad east of L
wounded. Major-General Thomas J. Churchill Major-General Thomas J. Churchill was born March 10, 1824, near Louisville, Ky., and in 1844 was graduated from St. Mary's college. He studied law at Transylvania, and volunteered in the war with Mexico, becoming lieutenant in Humphrey Marshall's regiment of mounted riflemen. He was made a prisoner by Mexican cavalry, and not exchanged until the war was virtually over. In 1848 he went to Little Rock, Where he married Anne, daughter of ex-Senator Sevier, of Arkansas, who was one of the commissioners to negotiate a peace with Mexico. General Churchill's earliest American ancestor was William Churchill of Middlesex county, Va., who married Elizabeth, sister of Judith Armistead, ancestress of Robert E. Lee. His son, Armistead Churchill, married Lucy Harrison, aunt of Gen. William Henry Harrison. Their son, Armistead Churchill, was the grandfather of General Churchill. His son Samuel married Abby, daughter of Colonel Oldham of Kentuc