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[213] his commanding general complimented him by saying that ‘he did his duty nobly.’ On March 2, 1863, when General Hindman was relieved from duty in the Trans-Mississippi, General Frost was assigned to the command of his division. On the 30th of .the same month he returned to the command of his own brigade. In command of this brigade he participated in the Helena and Little Rock campaign. During 1864 he was on detached duty, and saw no more active service. After the war he resided at St. Louis, and engaged in agricultural pursuits near that city.

Brigadier-General Martin E. Green

Brigadier-General Martin E. Green.—Among the patriots who sealed their devotion to the Southern cause by a soldier's death none acted a more heroic part than the son of Missouri whose name heads this sketch. He was born in Lewis county, Mo., about 1825. At the beginning of the war he zealously went to work to organize a regiment for the Southern cause, near Paris, Mo., and joined Gen. Sterling Price. He was one of that general's most trusted and efficient officers. In the capture of Lexington, Mo., he contributed largely to the success of the Confederates. When Price was getting ready to storm the fort, Green, at that time general of the Missouri State Guard, suggested that hemp bales, of which there were a great many on the edge of the town, should be taken by the soldiers and rolled in front of the advancing lines as a movable breastwork. Thus the assailants would be as well protected as the men in the fort. Price agreed to the plan. The fort was successfully stormed and Lexington was captured with its garrison of about 3,000 men. At the battle of Pea Ridge, Green and his Missourians acted, as on all other occasions, a gallant part. When Van Dorn and Price were ordered across the Mississippi in the spring of 1862, Green's brigade followed the fortunes of Price. They did not get across

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