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B343: Order book of John Sappington Marmaduke (1833-1887), September 1862-June1864

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Identifier: A0286-00368

Title: B343: Order book of John Sappington Marmaduke (1833-1887), September 1862-June1864


John S. Marmaduke was born in Saline County, Mo., in 1833, and graduated from West Point in 1857. Upon the outbreak of the war he resigned his commission and assisted in the organization of the Missouri State Guard. He rose to the rank of general in the Confederate army, serving primarily in the Trans-Mississippi Department. He was captured in the fall of 1864 during Sterling Price’s raid through Missouri and was imprisoned at Fort Warren, Mass. After the war he returned to Missouri where he was elected governor in 1884. He died December 28, 1887, in Jefferson City, Mo.

Order book contains circulars; special orders; general orders, many of which include summaries of court martial cases; casualty reports; and official correspondence of Confederate officers regarding operations in the Trans-Mississippi Department, primarily in Arkansas. Order book also contains the following reports: Joseph O. Shelby’s reports of the Battles of Cane Hill and Prairie Grove, Marmaduke’s first Missouri raid, and operations against General Steele’s expedition to Camden; Colonel Charles A. Carroll’s report of the Battle of Cane Hill; Colonel Emmet MacDonald’s reports of the Battles of Cane Hill and Prairie Grove, and Marmaduke’s first Missouri raid; Marmaduke’s reports on the Battle of Prairie Grove, the first and second Missouri raids, skirmish on Crowley’s Ridge (May 11, 1863), the Battle of Helena, attack on post at Pine Bluff (October 25, 1863), engagement at Poison Springs (April 18, 1864), operations against General Steele’s advance on Camden, and the Battle of Lake Chicot; report of Colonel J.C. Monroe of the Battle of Prairie Grove; Colonel John C. Porter’s report of Marmaduke’s first Missouri raid; Colonel Colton Greene’s reports of the engagement at Poison Springs, the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry, operations on the Mississippi River in May and June 1864, and the Battle of Lake Chicot; and General William L. Cabell’s report of operations against General Steele’s advance on Camden. Other notable content includes broadside of the Marshall Democrat, dated ca. August 1861, which includes Governor Claiborne F. Jackson’s declaration of the independence of the state of Missouri; issue of the Arkansas Patriot (Little Rock) dated September 8, 1863; and a pamphlet titled “An Act to Provide for the Organization of the Military Forces of the State of Missouri Passed at the Called Session of the Twenty-First General Assembly,” dated 1861.


Place: United States

Dates: 1862-1864

Type(s): Orders, Military

Maker/Creator: Marmaduke, John Sappington, 1833-1887

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
War casualties
Cane Hill, Battle of, Cane Hill, Ark., 1862
Prairie Grove, Battle of, Ark., 1862
Helena, Battle of, Helena, Ark., 1863
Jenkins' Ferry, Battle of, Ark., 1864
Poison Spring, Battle of, Ark., 1864
Mississippi River
Politics and government


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