Thomas Carmichael Hindman (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

“Hindman, Thomas Carmichael,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present,
HINDMAN, Thomas Carmichael, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Knoxville, Tenn., January 28, 1828; moved with his parents to Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Ala., in 1832 and to Ripley, Tippah County, Miss., in 1841; attended public and private schools; was graduated from the Lawrenceville Classical Institute near Princeton, N.J., in 1846; raised a company in Tippah County in 1846 for the Second Mississippi Regiment under Colonel Clark in the war with Mexico; served throughout the war as lieutenant and later as captain of his company; returned to Ripley, Miss.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Ripley, Miss.; member of the State house of representatives in 1854-1856; moved to Helena, Ark., in 1853 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); reelected to the Thirty-seventh Congress in 1860 but declined to take his seat and raised and commanded “Hindman’s legion” in 1861 for the Confederate Army; commissioned brigadier general September 28, 1861, and major general April 18, 1862; moved to the city of Mexico after the war and engaged in literary pursuits; returned to Helena, Ark., in 1868 and resumed the practice of law; was assassinated in that city on September 27, 1868; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.
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