Creator

Date Original

1861-1865

Description

This collection contains the commission certificate, orders, and parole for W.H. Blackwell.

Biographical/Historical Note

William H. Blackwell was born around 1826 in Missouri. He moved to Arkansas prior to the CivilWar and was commissioned a captain May 23, 1861, serving in Company B, 3rd Arkansas Cavalry. Hewas wounded at the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi, and was taken as a prisoner of war. Blackwell wasexchanged at Vicksburg, December 2, 1862. He was wounded again at the Battle of Thompson's Station,Tennessee, March 5, 1863. He was promoted to Major in the Confederate Army and served throughthe end of the war. When the war was over, Blackwell returned to Fourche Lafave, Perry County, andmarried. William H. and Mary E. had at least two children.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Missouri; Mississippi; Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.006.010

Resource Type

Text

Collection

W.H. Blackwell papers, SMC.006.010

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

W.H. Blackwell 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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