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Alexander Early Steen
Birth: 1828
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1862
Prairie Grove
Washington County
Arkansas, USA

Confederate Brigadier General. At the age of 19, he was commissioned in the regular army and saw action in the Mexican War. He left the army at the end of the war having been brevetted for gallantry. In 1852, he was recommissioned and spent several years fighting Indians on the frontier. When the Civil War broke out, he resigned from the army, joined the secession movement, and enterred the Missouri state militia. On June 18, 1861, he was appointed brigadier general of the 5th Division of the Missouri state guard. Soon after, he was appointed a captain in the regular Confederate army. He became drillmaster of General Sterling Price's army. With the state guard, he fought on the side of the Confederates at the Battles of Wilson's Creek and Lexington. In 1862, he was appointed colonel of the 10th Missouri infantry. In the fall of that year, he led a brigade of four Missouri infantry regiments in the army of Thomas C. Hindman. At the Battle of Prairie Grove in northwestern Arkansas, he led a charge and was shot through the head. In March of 1862, General Sterling Price had recommended Steen for promotion to brigadier general, but the promotion was denied because Steen's brigade was not fully formed. When he led a brigade of Missouri regiments for several months in Hindman's campaign, he was promised promotion appropriate to his command, but died before action on the promotion was formally taken. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
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Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Sec. 4, Row 2, Grave 1822
 
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Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: May 02, 2008
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