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John S. Marmaduke

Born: Mar 14, 1833

Death: Dec 28, 1887

Birthplace: Arrow Rock

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

John S. Marmaduke

Date of Birth : Mar 14, 1833
Date of Death : Dec 28, 1887
Birth Place : Arrow Rock

John Sappington Marmaduke was a regular army officer from the divided border-state of Missouri, who became a Confederate Major general during the American Civil War. Serving in Arkansas, he aroused controversy by killing his own commander in a duel, and was then accused of murdering African-American soldiers in the Red River Campaign. During Sterling Price’s raid into Missouri, Marmaduke was captured at the Battle of Mine Creek and remained in captivity until the war’s end. He became Governor of Missouri in 1884, successfully campaigning for railroad reform, before dying in office.


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