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us: Cleburne, Patrick Ronayne, 1828-1864

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    • us: Cleburne, P. R. (Patrick Ronayne), 1828-1864
    • us: Cleburne, Pat, 1828-1864
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1828-03-16
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1864-11-30
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        • Organization: Confederate States of America. Army
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      • found: Purdue, H. Pat Cleburne, Confederate general, 1977: t.p. (Pat Cleburne) half title verso (Patrick Ronayne Cleburne)
      • found: NUCMC data from Arkansas Hist. Comm. (Patrick Ronayne Cleburne was born in Ovens, County Cork, Ireland, on Mar. 16, 1828, to Joseph Cleburne and Mary Anne Ronayne Cleburne. After Patrick's mother died when he was eighteen months old, his father married Isabella Stewart. His father, a doctor, contracted typhus from a patient and died in 1843, leaving Patrick and his siblings to be raised by his stepmother. He apprenticed to become a doctor for two years but failed the entrance exam, at which time he joined the Forty-first Regiment of Foot in the British Army. After serving several years, he returned home to find the family farm in debt. His stepmother suggested that he and the three eldest children emigrate to America. Patrick and his siblings arrived in New Orleans, La., on Dec. 25, 1849. After moving to Arkansas in 1850 Patrick found work as a druggist at Nash and Grant's Drugstore in Helena, then passed the Arkansas bar exam in 1856. The "Yell Rifles" militia was organized by local plantation owners, and Cleburne was elected as captain. On Feb. 5, 1861, the "Yell Rifles" were ordered to seize the Little Rock Arsenal. They became part of the First Arkansas Voluntary Infantry Regiment and elected Cleburne as colonel. He was promoted to brigadier general in Mar. 1862 and to major general on Dec. 14, 1862. He fought in several key battles, and received a Congressional Citation from the Confederacy for standing with his 4,000 men against Gen. Joseph Hooker's 15,000 troops at Ringgold Gap, Ga., in 1863. He was killed in the Battle of Franklin, Tenn., on Nov. 30, 1864)
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