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Pleasant Tackitt

Confederate Army officer and politician

Died when: 82 years 291 days (993 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Pleasant Tackitt

Pleasant Tackitt (or Tackett) (April 22, 1803 – February 7, 1886) (sometimes rendered as James Pleasant, but no official documents support this name) was a 19th-century politician, pioneer Methodist minister, stockman, teacher, farmer, Indian fighter, and Confederate officer.

Tackitt was a key figure in the history of Arkansas and North Texas, including a state representative in the Arkansas General Assembly.

Because of his battles with Indians in Texas, Tackitt became known as "the Fighting Parson".


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