Creator

Date Original

1862 June 09

Description

Photograph of General Meriwether "Jeff" Thompson, dressed in his Confederate military attire and gripping his sword. The photograph is signed.

Biographical/Historical Note

Confederate General Meriwether Jeff Thompson was in the Missouri State Guard at the beginning of the Civil War and became known as the "Missouri Swamp Fox." He served in the Confederate Army as a cavalry commander, and had a Confederate Navy ship named after him. After the wars end, he went South to New Orleans, and lived up to his war name, working as a civil engineer to improve swamps in the local area. The job would eventually destroy his health, and he died in 1876. He is buried at Mount Mora Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Physical Description

Photograph, 3.75" x 5"

Subjects

Civil War; Confederate States of America

Language

English

Identifier

G00690

Collection

General photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Meriwether Jeff Thompson, General 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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