John Sappington Marmaduke

John Sappington Marmaduke

Arrow Rock, Saline County, Missouri, USA
Death 28 Dec 1887 (aged 54)
Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Burial Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Plot State Plot, Row 5, #1
Memorial ID 11024 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General, Missouri Governor. Born in Arrow Rock, Missouri, he graduated from West Point in 1857 and was commissioned a US Army officer. With the outbreak of the Civil War, resigned his commission and became first a Colonel in the Missouri Militia and then Colonel of the 3rd Confederate Infantry. For his conduct at Shiloh and Prairie Grove, he was promoted Brigadier General in November, 1862. During 1863, he took part in the attack on Helena, Arkansas and the defense of Little Rock. Following the Red River campaign of 1864, he was in command of the rear guard, when captured at Mine Creek, Kansas in October, 1864. On March 18, 1865, while still imprisoned, he was appointed Major General and was released after the Confederate surrender. After the war, he returned to Missouri and was a member of the Missouri Railway Commission. In 1884, he was elected as a Democrat the twenty-fifth Governor of Missouri and served until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


John Sappington Marmaduke. Born in Saline County MO March 14, 1833 . Yale College three years Harvard College one year. Graduate of West Point Military Academy . Lieutenant in the United States Army. Captain and Colonel MO State Guard. Brigadier General and Major General , Confederate States Army. Secretary State Board of Agriculture Railroad Commissioner of MO . Died while Governor of Missouri , December 28, 1887



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