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 William Yarnel Slack

William Yarnel Slack

Birth
Mason County, Kentucky, USA
Death 21 Mar 1862 (aged 45)
Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 11075 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He served in the Mexican Amercian War as a Captian in the 2nd Missouri Volunteers. Shortly after the start of the Civil War, he organized the Missouri State Guard and was commissioned Brigadier General in July, 1861. He assumed command of the 4th Division, seeing action in the battles of Carthage, Springfield and was wounded at the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861. After recovering, he returned to duty in command of the 2nd brigade of the Missouri State Guard in January, 1862. On March 7, 1862, he was shot again in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas and removed from the field. He was transported to a field hospital in Moore's Mill, where his condition rapidly deteriorated and died on March 21, 1862.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11075
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Yarnel Slack (1 Aug 1816–21 Mar 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11075, citing Confederate Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .