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James Thomas Elliott
Birth: Apr. 22, 1823
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1875
Camden
Ouachita County
Arkansas, USA

US Congressman. Elected as a Republican to represent Arkansas' 2nd District in the Fortieth Congress, he served for two months in 1869. A Georgia native, he studied law privately and became a practicing attorney in Camden, Arkansas in 1854. He provided legal expertise to the Mississippi, Ouachita & Red River Railroad and was chosen company president in 1858. During the Civil War he served the Confederacy as a Provost Marshal of the Trans-Mississippi Department under Generals Thomas Hindman, Theophilus Holmes, and Kirby Smith, with headquarters in Arkadelphia; his teenaged son later joined the Confederate Army as a Private. Union General Frederick Salomon requisitioned his Camden home during the Arkansas phase of the Red River Campaign (1864). After the war he plunged into Reconstruction efforts, becoming a judge of the state's 6th Judicial District (1865 to 1866) and founding editor of the South Arkansas Journal (1867). In 1868 Elliott ran for Congress in both the general election and in a special election to fill the vacancy left by James M. Hinds, who had been assassinated in Arkansas by a member of the Ku Klux Klan; he won the latter and served from January 13 to March 3, 1869. He was defeated for election to a full term. In 1870 he was a member of the State Senate and from 1872 to 1874 was a judge of the 9th Judicial District. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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Oakland Confederate Cemetery
Camden
Ouachita County
Arkansas, USA
 
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