November 1860: Captain James Totten and 65 men of the 2nd U.S. Artillery arrive quietly in Little Rock and garrison the previously unguarded Federal Arsenal.

11-15-1860: Governor Rector inaugurated. In his inaugural speech he becomes the first State official to openly call for secession.

11-17-1860: Secession meeting called in Camden, 4 people show up.

11-23-24-1860: Congressman Hindman and Congressman Gantt address the legislature in hopes to stir the flagging secession sentiment.