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[414] be treated with great consideration. Under these circumstances, with the people discouraged and hence apathetic, and the governor and State officers about to abandon the capital, things were in a desperate state. General Roane could do nothing except keep what forces he had together, the best he might. This he did until General Hindman came, and bringing order out of chaos, succeeded by his peculiar administrative ability in restoring for awhile the fortunes of the Confederacy in that quarter. General Roane and his brigade took an active part in the battle of Prairie Grove and in all the fighting and marching in the Arkansas division of the TransMis-sissippi department. After the war he resided at Pine Bluff, Ark., where he died April 7, 1867.

Brigadier-General Albert Rust

Brigadier-General Albert Rust was one of the leading men of Arkansas during the days of political strife that preceded the great civil war. Devoting himself with might and main to the defense of the Southern interpretation of the Constitution, he ably defended the cause of the South before the people and in Congress as one of the representatives of the State. Among the first in his State to take up arms, he raised a regiment and was elected colonel of the Third Arkansas, receiving his commission July 5, 1861. He was ordered with his regiment to Virginia and assigned to the brigade of Gen. Henry R. Jackson, consisting partly of fresh troops and partly of those who had been in West Virginia under Gen. Robert Garnett. After the remnant of Garnett's command had been recuperated and rested awhile at Monterey, the brigade under Gen. H. R. Jackson advanced to the Greenbrier river and pitched their tents at the head of a beautiful little valley among the Alleghanies, known as the Travelers' Repose. General Lee, who was at this time commanding in Virginia, determined to attack the Federal fortified camp on Cheat mountain. Colonel Rust on a scouting expedition-had discovered a mountain pass,

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