Col. Lucien C. Gause, US Congress

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Hon. Col. Lucien Coatsworth Gause

Birthplace: Wilmington, Brunswick, North Carolina, USA
Death: November 05, 1880 (43)
Jacksonport, Jackson County, Arkansas, USA (tuberculosis)
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Sidney Gause, Sr and Elizabeth Ann Gause
Husband of Virginia Ann Gause
Father of Percy Gause; Bertha Gause and Ada Gause
Brother of Sarah Ann Sweet Green; Maj. (CSA) Samuel Sidney Gause, Jr.; John Julius Gause; Elizabeth Virginia Gause and Mott Sweet Gause

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About Col. Lucien C. Gause, US Congress

Lucien Coatsworth Gause (December 25, 1836 – November 5, 1880) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Arkansas. Biography

Born near Wilmington, North Carolina, Gause moved to Lauderdale County, Tennessee and studied under a private tutor. He graduated from the University of Virginia, studied law, graduated from Cumberland University and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Jacksonport, Arkansas in 1859.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Confederate Army as a lieutenant and was later promoted to colonel. Gause resumed practicing law in Jacksonport in 1865, was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1866 and was a commissioner to represent the State of Arkansas in Washington, D.C.. He unsuccessfully contested the election of Asa Hodges as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1873 before successfully being elected to the House of Representatives in 1874, serving from 1875 to 1879, not being a candidate for renomination in 1878. Afterwards, Gause resumed practicing law until his death in Jacksonport, Arkansas on November 5, 1880. He was interned in a private cemetery near Jacksonport.

US Congressman, Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Elected as a Democrat to represent Arkansas's 1st District in the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, he served from 1875 to 1879. Educated at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and Cumberland Univerisity in Lebanon, Tennessee, he was admitted to the bar in 1859 and settled as a practicing attorney in Jacksonport, Arkansas. As a Colonel in Confederate service during the Civil War he commanded Gause's Brigade, comprising the 26th, 32nd, and 36th Arkansas Infantry Regiments. Under General Richard Taylor he distinguished himself at the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana (April 4 to 8, 1864), a Confederate victory that was a fatal blow to the Union Army's Red River Campaign, and at Pleasant Hill (April 9). Gause's Brigade was then brought to Arkansas by General Edmund Kirby Smith and fought at the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry (April 30), which failed to stop the Federals' retreat to Little Rock. The Red River remained under CSA control and Gause saw no further significant action for the rest of the war; he surrendered at Shreveport, Louisiana on May 26, 1865. Afterwards he resumed his law practice, served in the State House of Representatives (1866), and was a special commissioner representing the State government in Washington DC until 1868, when Arkansas was readmitted to the Union. He lost (and unsuccessfully contested) his first run for the US House in 1872. With his health declining, Gause did not seek a third Congressional term in 1878 and returned to Jacksonport, where he died of tuberculosis at 43.

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December 25, 1836
Wilmington, Brunswick, North Carolina, USA
November 5, 1880
Age 43
Jacksonport, Jackson County, Arkansas, USA
Age 43
Jacksonport, Jackson, Arkansas, USA