Page:Confederate Military History - 1899 - Volume 10.djvu/749

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CONFEDERATE MILITARY HISTORY. 399 Corinth. When Price, with the army of the West, recrossed the Mississippi, Colonel Dockery was for awhile in command of the middle subdivision of Arkansas. On August 10, 1863, he was commissioned brigadier-general. He organized a brigade in Arkansas, which participated in the Camden campaign of 1864 against Steele, and Dockery and his men bore, according to reports, a gal- lant part in the brilliant victories of Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry. General Dockery survived the war many years. He died in the city of New York on February 26, 1898. Brigadier-General James F. Fagan was born in Louis- ville, Ky., in 1827. When he was a youth his father was one of the contractors to build the State house at Little Rock, soon after the admission of the State, and died there. His mother, Catherine A. Fagan, married Sam- uel Adams, former treasurer of State, in December, 1842. As president of the senate, Mr. Adams succeeded to the governorship in 1844, upon the resignation of Governor Yell, who became a volunteer colonel and fell in the war with Mexico. On the death of his stepfather, Fagan took charge of the farm and family home on the Saline river. Though a whig, he repeatedly represented the Democratic county of Saline in the general assembly of the State. He served through the war with Mexico in Yell's regiment, returning home a lieutenant, and was among the first to raise a company at the beginning of the Confederate war, being chosen captain of his com- pany, and on regimental organization elected colonel of the First Arkansas Confederate infantry. His subse- quent achievements gave him high rank and an honorable name in that eventful struggle. On September 12, 1862, Colonel Fagan was promoted to brigadier-general in the provisional army of the Confederate States. He com- manded a brigade composed of the Arkansas regiments of Colonels Brooks, Hawthorn, Bell and King, in the