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William L. Cabell Civil War letter

William L. Cabell Civil War Letter

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Finding aid for the William L. Cabell Civil War Letter

MSS.11.17

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Cabell, William Lewis, 1827-1911
Title: William L. Cabell Civil War Letter
Dates: 1862
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of the original and a photocopy of a letter written William L. Cabell.
Identification: MSS.11.17
Language: English

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This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the original and a photocopy of a letter written William L. Cabell.


Biographical Note

William L. Cabell was born in Danville, Virginia, on January 1, 1827. He graduated from West Point in 1850. While stationed at Fort Smith, Arkansas, with the 7th Infantry, he married Harriet A. Rector. At the outbreak of the war, he left his post at Fort Cobb, in Indian Territory, and offered his services to the Confederacy. In January 1862, he was assigned to the command of General Van Dorn with the Trans-Mississippi Department. He was involved in several major actions in 1862, and wounded in the Battle of Corinth. In February 1863, he was promoted to brigadier general. He was captured in 1864, while taking part in Price's Missouri Expedition; at the end of the war, he was a prisoner at Fort Warren, Massachusetts. After the war, he returned to Fort Smith, where he studied law. In 1872, his family moved to Dallas, Texas. He served as mayor of Dallas for several years and held other prominent posts. He died in 1911.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Cabell, William Lewis, 1827-1911
Confederate States of America. Army -- Commisariat -- History.
Confederate States of America. Army of the Potomac.
Confederate States of America. Army. Trans-Mississippi Dept.
Fort Smith (Ark.)
Little Rock (Ark.)
Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863

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William L. Cabell Civil War Letter, MSS 11-17, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

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