January 15, 2010
Virginia native William Lewis “Old Tiger” Cabell was promoted to a Confederate brigadier general in 1862. He established his headquarters at Jacksonport (Jackson County), where he commanded troops along the White River. Much of Cabell’s service was in Arkansas, with his most notable being in the 1864 Red River Campaign. He was captured near the end of the war and imprisoned. He briefly lived in Fort Smith (Sebastian County) after the war and, after moving to Texas, was elected mayor of Dallas.