Creator

Date Original

1844

Description

This collection contains a letter written by Brigadier General Thomas S. Drew, Batesville, Arkansas dated March 11, 1844 to Arkansas Governor Archibald Yell regarding the reorganization of Arkansas' State Militia.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas S. Drew (1802-1879) was born in Tennessee, August 25, 1802. He moved to Arkansas Territory in 1817, settling in Clark County, where he served as county clerk from 1823 to 1825. He later moved to Lawrence County, and served as a delegate to the Arkansas Constitutional Convention in 1836. Drew served as Brigadier General in the Arkansas Militia. He was elected governor in 1844 and 1848. He resigned before the end of his second term and moved to Lampasas County, Texas, where he remained until his death in 1879.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.053.011

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Brigadier General Thomas S. Drew letter, SMC.053.011

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Brigadier General Thomas S. Drew letter, 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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