Description

Black and white sketch of Archibald Yell, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

The hero of Buena Vista

Archibald Yell

Born in North Carolina 1797, Archibald Yell emigrated to Tennessee in early youth.. Here he met General Andrew Jackson.. As boy captain of the Jackson guards Yell led his men in the campaign against the Creeks… He was a volunteer in the Battle of New orleans.. In 1818 he served under Jackson in the Seminole War... Practiced law in Fayetteville, Tenn..

When Jackson became president, he named Yell judge in Arkansas... He located in Fayetteville. Elected first congressman from state of Arkansas. Became governor 1840. Resigned seat in congress 1844 to volunteer for the Mexican War... He was killed in the Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22, 1847...

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 67

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Archibald Yell, 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.

Disciplines

United States History

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