Description

Black and white sketch of Henry Gaston Bunn, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

The boy colonel who became chief justice

H.G. Bunn

Henry Gaston Bunn was born 1838 in Nash County, North Carolina. In 1844 his parents moved to Tennesse… And in 1849 settled in Ouachita County, Ark… Bunn attened Davidson College, North Carolina… Was admitted to the bar in 1866 and moved to Camden...

In 1861 H.G. Bunn joined company which became part of 4th regiment of Arkansas Confederate troops... Fought in Battle of Elkhorn where he was wounded and captured.. Made his escape and rejoined his command... Lieut. Colonel 1862 at Corinth... Took part in Battles of richmond and Murfreesboro. Wounded at Atlanta and Bentonville... Weighed but 115 pounds and was called the boy colonel of the army... Was a member of state senate and the constitutional convention of 1874..... Elected chief justice of the supreme court 1893...

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 08

Resource Type

Image

Collection

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

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Henry Gaston Bunn, 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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