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Napoleon Bonaparte Burrow
Birth: 1818
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 23, 1880
Alma
Crawford County
Arkansas, USA

Confederate Brigadier General. A practicing lawyer in Tennessee, Burrow was commissionmed a second lieutenant in the 2nd Tennessee during the Mexican War. He fought with great distinction in Scott's assault on Mexico City. After the war, he settled in Arkansas and resumed his legal career. He became active in Democratic party politics, and served as a state senator from 1851 to 1855. In January of 1860, he was a general in command of a brigade of Arkansas militia. When Arkansas seceded from the Union, Burrow and his brigade took over Fort Smith, Arkansas from a federal garrison. He was relieved after two weeks because his command was criticized as being "extravagant and pompously unmilitary." The Arkansas military board appointed him a brigadier general and ordered him to Springfield, Missouri after the Battle of Wilson's Creek to transfer the militia there to regular Confederate command. The militiamen, encouraged by their commander, refused to transfer and Burrow's mission ended in failure. Burrow spent the rest of the war raising crops on his large plantation for the army. After the war, he gained great notoriety as a criminal lawyer. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
Burial:
Alma City Cemetery
Alma
Crawford County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: May 16, 2008
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Napoleon Bonaparte Burrow
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