June 27, 1864
Thomas Hindman received a wound during the Atlanta Campaign at Kennesaw Mountain that left him partially blind. At this time, he left his command for a final time and joined his family in Texas, where they had moved following the Union occupation of the eastern part of Arkansas. Prior to the Civil War, he was a major player in bringing about Arkansas’s secession. Hindman served in the Confederate army as a brigadier general, playing a prominent role in the defense of Arkansas and later in the Army of Tennessee.