Creator

Date Original

1862 March 06

Description

Drawing, "The War in Arkansas - Brigadier-General Asboth and Staff, at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas." Brigadier General Alexander Asboth, a former Hungarian soldier, joined the Union Army at the beginning of the war. Asboth is shown in the drawing with his setter, York, who was said to often accompany his master during battle.

Biographical/Historical Note

Featured in this drawing is U.S. Brigadier General Alexander Asboth. Born in Hungary, he was trained in the Hungary military academy and served in the Hungarian Army before immigrating to the United States in 1851. He commanded a division under John C. Fremont and Samuel Curtis, occupied both Bentonville and Fayetteville during the Arkansas campaign, and participated in the Battle of Pea Ridge. In 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated him for the award of brevet grade Major General for his conduct during the war.

Physical Description

Document, 10.5" x 8.6"

Subjects

Civil War; Arkansas; Confederate States of America

Contributor

Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper

Geographical Area

Pea Ridge, Benton County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

PHC00004808

Collection

PHC photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, War Supplement, PHC photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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