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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hindman, Thomas Carmichael 1818- (search)
Hindman, Thomas Carmichael 1818- Military officer; born in Tennessee, in November, 1818; served in the war with Mexico; was member of Congress from 1859 to 1861, and of the Charleston convention in 1860. He became a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and was the chief leader of Confederate troops in Arkansas. After the battle of Shiloh (q. v.), in which he participated, he was made a major-general. He was in command of a division in Polk's corps at Chickamauga. After the fall of the Confederacy, he went to Mexico, and returned to Helena in the spring of 1867, where he was murdered by one of his former soldiers, Sept. 27, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prairie Grove, battle of. (search)
Prairie Grove, battle of. In the summer of 1862 Gen. T. C. Hindman gathered about 40,000 men, largely made up of guerilla bands, in the vicinity of the Ozark Mountains. Schofield, leaving Curtis in command of his district, marched against them late in September, 1862, with 8,000 men under Gen. J. G. Blunt. This officer attacked a portion of them at Fort Wayne, near Maysville (Oct. 22), and drove them into the Indian country. A week later a cavalry force under Gen. F. J. Herron struck another portion on the White River and drove them into the mountains. Ill-health compelled Schofield to relinquish command, which was assumed by Blunt. Hindman now determined to strike a decisive blow for the recovery of Arkansas from National control. Late in November he had in one body about 20,000 men on the western borders of Arkansas, and on the 28th moved against Blunt. His advance, composed of Marmaduke's cavalry, was attacked and defeated by Blunt on Boston Mountains. The latter now
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas (search)
of Pea Ridge between Union and Confederate forces. March 6-7, 1862 Union troops under General Washburne occupy Helena......July 11, 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove. United States Gens. Francis J. Herron and James G. Blunt; Confederate Gen. Thomas C. Hindman. Confederates retire during the night with a loss of 1,317. Federal loss, 1,148......Dec. 7, 1862 Arkansas Post captured with 5,000 men by the United States forces under McClernand, Sherman, and Admiral Porter......Jan. 11, 1863 Cew constitution adopted and ratified......March 13, 1868 State readmitted to the Union over Johnson's veto......June 22, 1868 Military commander, Gen. A. C. Gillem, turns over the State to the civil authorities......June 22, 1868 Gen. Thomas C. Hindman assassinated at Helena by an old soldier......1868 Powell Clayton elected governor......1868 Governor Clayton places ten counties under martial law......Nov. 9, 1868 Elisha Baxter nominated for governor by the Republican party, a