Description

Black and white sketch of J.C. Tappan, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

The Yale grad who became an Arkansas general

J.C. Tappan

Born in Tennessee… Studied at Exeter and Yale University… He read law in Vicksburg, Miss… Settled in Helena, Ark. 1848… Elected to legislature and from 1852 to 1862 was receiver of U.S. land office at Helena... Returned to his law office after the war.

In 1861 Tappan was chosen colonel of the 13th Arkansas Volunteers in the Confederate service... Led his regiment in the Battles of Belmont, Shiloh, Richmond and Perryville... Commissioned brigadier-general 1862 and sent to Trans-Mississippi Department where he commanded brigade under Sterling Price. Took part in Battles of Pleasant Hill, Jenkins' Ferry and Price's Missouri Expedition.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 60

Resource Type

Image

Collection

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

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

J.C. Tappan, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, 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.

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