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Lucien Coatsworth Gause
Birth: Dec. 25, 1836
Brunswick County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1880
Jackson County
Arkansas, USA

US Congressman, Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Elected as a Democrat to represent Arkansas's 1st District in the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, he served from 1875 to 1879. Educated at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and Cumberland Univerisity in Lebanon, Tennessee, he was admitted to the bar in 1859 and settled as a practicing attorney in Jacksonport, Arkansas. As a Colonel in Confederate service during the Civil War he commanded Gause's Brigade, comprising the 26th, 32nd, and 36th Arkansas Infantry Regiments. Under General Richard Taylor he distinguished himself at the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana (April 4 to 8, 1864), a Confederate victory that was a fatal blow to the Union Army's Red River Campaign, and at Pleasant Hill (April 9). Gause's Brigade was then brought to Arkansas by General Edmund Kirby Smith and fought at the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry (April 30), which failed to stop the Federals' retreat to Little Rock. The Red River remained under CSA control and Gause saw no further significant action for the rest of the war; he surrendered at Shreveport, Louisiana on May 26, 1865. Afterwards he resumed his law practice, served in the State House of Representatives (1866), and was a special commissioner representing the State government in Washington DC until 1868, when Arkansas was readmitted to the Union. He lost (and unsuccessfully contested) his first run for the US House in 1872. With his health declining, Gause did not seek a third Congressional term in 1878 and returned to Jacksonport, where he died of tuberculosis at 43. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
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  Percy Page Gause (1867 - 1869)*
  Bertha Page Gause Woodard (1870 - 1961)*
  Ada Page Gause (1873 - 1874)*
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