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Pike, Albert, 1809-1891

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Personal name headingPike, Albert, 1809-1891
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Variant(s)Barnacle, Sam, 1809-1891
Citizen of Arkansas, 1809-1891
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeArkansas Santa Fe (Mexico Terr.) Indian Territory
LocatedLittle Rock (Ark.) Washington (D.C.)
Birth date1809-12-29
Death date1891-04-02
Place of birthBoston (Mass.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationConfederate States of America. Army Little Rock Guards Masonic Lodge (Washington, D.C.)
Profession or occupationAttorney Soldier Writer Freemason Newspaper editor Teacher General
Found inHis Prose sketches and poems, written in the Western country, c1987: CIP t.p. (Albert Pike) data sheet (b. Dec. 1809)
LC data base, 10/24/86 (hdg.: Pike, Albert, 1809-1891)
His Lays of the humbuggers, &c. By Sam. Barnacle, 1836
Macarthy, H. The bonnie blue flag, c1861: t.p. (Albert G. Pike, Esq., the poet-lawyer of Arkansas)
Wikipedia, Mar. 17, 2014 (born Dec. 29, 1809, Boston, died Apr. 2, 1891, Washington, D.C., American attorney, Confederate officer, writer, and Freemason)
NUCMC data from Arkansas Hist. Comm. for His Papers, 1833-1920 (Albert Pike was born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 29, 1809. He had many different professions through the years, including lawyer, newspaper editor, writer, and teacher. In 1831, he traveled to Santa Fe in Mexico Territory, where he took part in some exploratory expeditions. In 1834, Pike married Mary Ann Hamilton and settled in Little Rock, Ark. During the Mexican War, he helped raise the Little Rock Guards and served as their captain. At the start of the Civil War, Pike was given the task of forming treaties with the Indians. Appointed brigadier general in Indian Territory, he received constant complaints and criticism from other Confederate leaders concerning the conduct of his Indian troops. In response to the mounting hostility, Pike resigned in 1862. He moved to Washington, District of Columbia, in 1870, where he became increasingly involved with the Masonic Lodge, an organization of which he had been a member since 1850. Pike died in Washington, District of Columbia, on Apr. 2, 1891)