★★★ Gause, Lucien Coatsworth

Lucien Coatsworth Gause

Born: December 25, 1836

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina

Samuel Sidney Gause 1804 – 1867

Mother: Elizabeth Ann Martha Sweet 1812 – 1843

Wife: Virginia Ann “Jennie” Page 1837 – 1884


Percy Page Gause 1867 – 1869​
(Buried: Patterson Minor Cemetery, Diaz, Arkansas)​
Bertha Page Gause Woodard 1870 – 1961​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Springfield, Tennessee)​
Ada Page Gause 1873 – 1874​
(Buried: Patterson Minor Cemetery, Diaz, Arkansas)​

Political Party: Democratic Party


Graduated from University of Virginia​
Graduated from Cumberland University​

Occupation before War:

1859 – 1861: Attorney in Jacksonport, Arkansas​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: 1st​ Lt. Company G, 1st​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment​
1862: Lt. and Adjutant for 32nd​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment​
1862: Major of 32nd​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 32nd​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment​
Brigade Commander in Arkansas First Division, under General Tappen​
1865: Surrendered at Shreveport, Louisiana in May​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1875: Attorney in Jacksonport, Arkansas​
1866: Arkansas State Representative​
Arkansas State Commissioner in Washington, D.C.​
Unsuccessfully contested election of U.S. Congressman Asa Hodges​
1875 – 1879: United States Congressman from Arkansas​
1875 – 1879: Member of House Public Lands Committee​
1877 – 1879: Member of House Treasury Department Expenditures​
1878: Choose not to be a candidate for renomination to U.S. Congress​
1879 – 1880: Attorney in Jacksonport, Arkansas​

Died: February 5, 1880

Place of Death: Jacksonport, Arkansas

Cause of Death: Consumption

Age at time of Death: 43 years old

Burial Place:
Unknown Burial Place
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Feb 20, 2005
On July 4, 1863, the Bgde & the 36th Ark served in the attack on the federal post at Helena, Ark, & subsequently in the defense of Little Rock in Sept, 1863.

On Sept 30, the 36th Ark was consolidated into five Co's. The Bgde, now under the command of Lucian Gause & composed of the 26th, 32nd, & 36th Ark Regts, spent the winter of 1863 southwest of Little Rock, & then was sent south with Gen Churchill's Ark Infy Div to Shreveport in the early spring of 1864 to assist Gen Kirby Smith's army in countering Union Gen Nathaniel Banks' advance along the Red River.

After fighting in the battle of Pleasant Hill, La, Churchill's Div & Kirby Smith then marched back to Ark to assist Gen Price in dealing with the other half of the Red River campaign, Union Gen'ls Frederick Steele's Camden Expedition moving southwest from Little Rock. The Div & Hawthorn's Bgde arrived in time to join the pursuit of Steele's army as it retreated from Camden, & join in the attack on Steele as he tried to cross the Saline River at Jenkins' Ferry on April 30, 1864.

Gause's Bgde returned to the vicinity of Camden following Jenkins' Ferry, & saw no substantial combat for the remainder of the war. In Sept, 1864, the 36th was reassigned to Gen Roane's 1st Ark Bgde. The Regt ultimately surrendered with Kirby Smith's army on May 26, 1865.