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[404] such as arms, clothing, etc. In every way he managed so well that early in July he had gathered a considerable army, and had saved for the time Little Rock and the valley of the Arkansas to the Confederacy. But about this time Gen. T. H. Holmes was sent to take command of the Trans-Mississippi department. Hindman, going into western Arkansas, was about to lead an expedition into Missouri when he was recalled to Little Rock by General Holmes to help organize the troops in that neighborhood. During his absence, disasters befell his army. Returning, he fought the battle of Prairie Grove, December 7, 1862, against the forces of Herron and Blunt, winning a victory, but on account of the concentration of the enemy in superior numbers found it necessary to withdraw. He was afterward ordered back to the east side of the Mississippi, where he commanded a division at Chickamauga. There and all through the Atlanta campaign Hindman and his division were found among the bravest and the best. After the Atlanta campaign he served in the district of North Mississippi. At the close of the war General Hindman went to Mexico, but in 1867 returned to the United States and settled at Helena, where he was assassinated by some unknown person on the 28th of September, 1868.

Brigadier-General James McQueen McIntosh

Brigadier-General James McQueen McIntosh came of a martial race, his father, his uncle and his grandfather being distinguished as soldiers. His father, James S. McIntosh, was born in Liberty county, Ga., and entered the United States army in 1812. In the Mexican war he greatly distinguished himself. At Molino del Rey, one of the bloodiest battles of the valley of Mexico, where as ranking colonel he commanded a brigade, he received a mortal wound. The brother of the subject of this sketch, John Bailie McIntosh, remained in the United States army throughout the civil war, fought with great gallantry, lost a leg in the battle of Winchester, and was

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