Creator

Date Original

1865 January 8

Description

This collection contains a photocopy of a letter from Colonel William F. Slemons, to Captain John James Byron Hilliard, written while he was held captive by Union forces during the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

William F. Slemons was born in Dresden, Tennessee. He moved to Arkansas in 1852. He studied law and practiced in Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas. He served as a member of the Arkansas State Convention in 1861. He served as colonel of the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry during the Civil War. In the Fall of 1864, he and other members of his regiment were captured. He was held captive by Union forces for the remainder of the war. After the war, Slemons served as Democrat to the forty-fourth, forty-fifth, and forty-sixth Congresses. He also served as county probate judge of Drew County and Justice of the Peace. He died in Monticello, Arkansas, on December 10, 1918.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.125.001

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William F. Slemons letter, SMC.125.001

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William F. Slemons 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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