Creator

Date Original

undated

Description

This collection contains a biography of Confederate General Dandridge McRae by his wife, Angie and a newpaper clipping about McRae written in 1962.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dandridge McRae was born October 10, 1829, in Baldwin County, Alabama. McRae moved to WhiteCounty, Arkansas, with his mother and siblings in 1849. He began studying law in Searcy, and by 1856was a county and circuit clerk. He married Angelina (Angie) Lewis on January 10, 1855. When theCivil War began, McRae joined the Confederate Army, becoming a brigidier general November 5, 1862.He spent the majority of the war fighting in Arkansas, including battles at Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove,and Helena. After the war, McRae returned to Searcy and resumed his practice of law. He held severalpositions, including deputy secretary of state, president of the board of trustees of the Searcy Male andFemale College, commissioner for Arkansas at the 1886 World’s Fair in New Orleans, and vice-presidentof the State Bureau of Information. He died April 23, 1899.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Alabama

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.012.012

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Dandridge McRae biography, SMC.012.012

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Dandridge McRae biography, 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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