Creator

Date Original

Undated

Description

This collection contains the handwritten memoirs of John Lavender in a spiral notebook, and a copy of the memoirs typed out on loose paper.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Lavender was born in Fayette County, Georgia. He moved to Prairie County, Arkansas with his family in 1853. He worked as a carpenter in Hempstead and Montgomery County, Arkansas where he helped build the Masonic Hall in Mount Ida. until he enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861 as part of the "Montgomery Hunters" in Company "F" of Fourth Arkansas Infantry. His unit fought at Elkhorn Tavern (Pea Ridge) in northern Arkansas, On 30, August 1862, the unit participated in the "Battle of Richmond", Kentucky. Later in December they fought at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. e was forced to surrender at the battle of Nashville and stayed a prisoner in the north until the end of the war when he was able to return home to Arkansas to his father's home.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.044.004

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John Lavender papers, SMC.044.004

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John Lavender papers, 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.

Disciplines

United States History

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