Black and white sketch of Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, including biographical narrative.


The Stonewall Jackson of the west

Pat Cleburne

Born 1828 in Ireland Patrick Ronayne Cleburne served a year in British Army…. Embarked 1849 for the United States.. Became drug clerk in Cincinnati… Settled in Helena where he worked in drug store and studied law... 1856 admitted to bar... Nursed the sick during yellow fever epidemic of 1855..

Cleburne enlisted in the Yell rifles of Helena and became one of the South's greatest generals... In the hottest of the fight at Shiloh..... Wounded in successful assault at Richmond, KY.... Horse shot under him at Perryville... Captured important position at Chickamauga.... Held the right at Missionary Ridge... One of his greatest achievements was the defense of Ringgold gap.... Cleburne was called "The lionhearted" and his brigade "The terrible".... He was killed while leading the assault at Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1864.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"




MS.000379, Image 13

Resource Type



Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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