Hindman Jr., Thomas C., et al. (HINDMAN)

18 Congressmen (3 future CSA generals) endorse a pick for Arkansas District US Attorney

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(1828-1868) Arkansas US Rep, CSA Major General, Arkansas' highest-ranking CSA military officer. Served in the Mexican-American War, admitted to the Mississippi bar after the War. Became friends with Patrick Cleburne, later also CSA Major General. Elected Ark. US Rep. 1859-61, re-elected but declined to serve after secession. Joined Confederate, raising and commanding "Hindman's legion". Brigadier General Sept. 28, 1861, his regiment in the disastrous Kentucky Campaign. Slightly wounded at Shiloh April 1862, after recovery promoted to Major General, appointed commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department. Wounded in the neck at Chickamauga, but Hindman’s legion continued to fight along with the Army of Tennessee against General Sherman in the Atlanta Campaign, across north Georgia from the First Battle of Dalton to the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain where he was struck in the eye by a tree limb and fell off his horse. He suffered severe injuries that left him unfit for service on the battlefield. He went to Georgia to recuperate from his injuries Avoided surrender by fleeing to Mexico working as a coffee planter, and attempted to practice law. After Maximilian’s execution, he submitted a pardon petition to President Andrew Johnson, but it was denied. He nonetheless returned home and became leader of the "Young Democracy", a new political organization willing to accept Reconstruction for the restoration of the Union. He was assassinated by an unknown individual(s) at his Helena home. 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ ALS as US Rep, Washington, June 8 1860, to US Attorney General Jeremiah C. Black, recommending Simpson Harris of Little Rock, Ark. For vacant position of US Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, with signatures of 17 other Members of Congress endorsing Hindman’s letter. ANS of Hindman to Black on back of integral leaf requesting he consider the recommendation favorably and advise Hindman of actions as Hindman has a “warm interest in Mr. Harris’ behalf.” Signed also by: ALBERT RUST (1818-70) Ark. US Rep 1855-57 & 1859-61, delegate to Provisional CSA Congress, CSA Brigadier General; GEORGE S.HOUSTON (1811-79) Ala. US Rep 1841-61, Governor 1874–78, US Senator 1879; CHARLES DRAKE MARTIN (1829-1911) Ohio US Rep 1859-61; LANSING STOUT (1828-71) 2nd person elected Oregon US Rep 1859-61; WM. G. WHITELY (1819-1886) Del. US Rep 1859-61, Wilmington Mayor 1875-78; JAMES JACKSON (1819-87) Georgia US Rep 1857-61, judge advocate on staff of General Stonewall Jackson in the War; JOHN B. CLARK SR. (1802-85) Missouri US Rep 1857-61, expelled for taking up arms against the Union. CSA Senator in 1st Confederate Congress, Representative in 2nd CSA Congress, Brigadier General in Missouri State Guard; JOHN W. H. UNDERWOOD (1816-88) Georgia US Rep 1859-61, brigade inspector during the War; JAS. H. THOMAS (1808-1876) Tennessee US Rep 1847-51 & 1859-61; JOHN J. McRAE (1810-68) Appointed Mississippi US Senator (replacing Jeff. Davis) Dec. 19, 1851 to March 1852, Governor 1854-58, US Rep 1858-Jan. 12, 1862, Rep 1st CSA Congress 1862-64; WILLIAM BARKSDALE (1821-63) Tennessee US Rep 1853-61, one of most ferocious House "Fire-Eaters", allegedly stood by side of Rep Preston S. Brooks as Brooks attacked Mass. Senator Chas. Sumner in the Senate chamber; CSA Brigadier General mortally wounded at Gettysburg; LUCIUS Q. C. LAMAR (1825-93) Mississippi US Rep 1857-61 & 1873-77, drafted state secession ordinance, CSA diplomat, US Senator 1877-85, US Secretary of the Interior 1885-88 (Cleveland), Assoc. Justice of the Supreme Court 1888-93; WM. B. MACLAY (1812-82) NY US Rep 1843-49 & 1857-61; CLEMENT L. VALLANDIGHAM (1820-71) Ohio Copperhead anti-war Democrat during the War, US Rep 1858-63. Did not believe in war to end slavery, believed US had no power to regulate the institution, Confederacy had right to secede. Denounced Lincoln and called for his removal from the presidency. Arrested as violator of Gen. Order No. 38, tried by military court, convicted of "uttering disloyal sentiments" and attempting to hinder prosecution of the war. Lincoln ordered him sent through the lines to the Confederacy. Went to Canada, won Democratic nomination for governor in absentia, lost 1863 election. Wrote "peace plank” and openly attended 1864 Democratic Convention in Chicago, returned to Ohio after war, unsuccessful candidate for Senate and House. Died after accidentally shooting himself with a pistol in a murder trial; FRANCIS BURTON CRAIGE (1811-75) No. Carolina US Rep 1853-61, delegate to 1861 State secession convention and introduced Ordinance of Secession in form in which it was adopted; delegate to CSA Provisional Congress; THOMAS GREEN DAVIDSON (1805-83) Louisiana US Rep 1855-61; JABEZ L. M. CURRY (1825-1903) Alabama US Rep 1857-61, CSA Rep, CSA Lieut. Colonel, staff aide to Generals Jos. E. Johnston & Jos. Wheeler. After War, focused on free education in the South, agent for Peabody and Slater Funds 1881-1903 to aid southern schools, instrumental in founding Southern Education Board. UVA Curry School of Education named for him. Minister to Spain 1885-88, Ambassador 1902.

Condition: Very good, few repaired tiny fold starts, few ink spots on verso not affecting ANS
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