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 Emmett MacDonald

Emmett MacDonald

Birth
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Death 11 Jan 1863 (aged 25)
Hartville, Wright County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 82/91, Lot 925
Memorial ID 19376 · View Source
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Colonel, C.S.A. While serving with the Missouri militia, MacDonald was captured at Camp Jackson. He later joined the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard & fought against General Lyon's Union forces at Wilson's Creek. After the battle, he defended Lyon's corpse from Southern soldiers intent on mutilating it; he safely delivered the body to Federal authorities. MacDonald commanded a Missouri artillery battery at the battles of Lexington & Pea Ridge. He raised a regiment of cavalry in Arkansas & was appointed colonel. The unit later served as part of General John Marmaduke's command & was involved in his raid into southwest Missouri in 1863. In a confusing "hit & run" battle near Springfield, Missouri, MacDonald was killed by federal artillery fire.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19376
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emmett MacDonald (25 Oct 1837–11 Jan 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19376, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .