Patrick Ronayne Cleburne

  1. General CleburnePatrick Ronayne Cleburne a native of Ireland and served in the British Army reaching the rank of corporal before he immigrated to the United States where he settled in Helena, Arkansas and entered Confederate service as Colonel of the 15th Ark. Inf. and for his bravery and conduct of troops rose to the rank of Major General. General Cleburne and his command was considered the best of the Western Theater Divisions in the Civil War. Cleburne was one of a number of Confederate Generals killed at the Battle of Franklin, TN.