Arkansas Toothpick- The Civil War Hub of Arkansas

March 1862: Inflation takes off, Memphis speculators are blamed. “(Memphis) has been a huge leech fastened on the side of our State sucking its life blood and never satisfied.”

Saturday 3-1-1862

Sunday 3-2-1862

Monday 3-3-1862: Day one of a 5 day reconnaissance to Berryville.

Tuesday 3-4-1862: Day two of a 5 day reconnaissance to Berryville.

Wednesday 3-5-1862: Day three of a 5 day reconnaissance to Berryville.

Thursday 3-6-1862: Day four of a 5 day reconnaissance to Berryville; Legislature called into session, no quorum; Battles, Pea Ridge, Bentonville, Leetown, Elkhorn Tavern General’s McCulloch, Slack, and McIntosh are killed. Van Dorn starts to pull most forces out of Arkansas into Mississippi.(March 6-8)

Friday 3-7-1862: Battles, Pea Ridge, Bentonville, Leetown, Elkhorn Tavern General’s McCulloch, Slack, and McIntosh are killed. Van Dorn starts to pull most forces out of Arkansas into Mississippi; Day five of a 5 day reconnaissance to Berryville.

Saturday 3-8-1862: Battles, Pea Ridge, Bentonville, Leetown, Elkhorn Tavern General’s McCulloch, Slack, and McIntosh are killed. Van Dorn starts to pull most forces out of Arkansas into Mississippi.(March 6-8)

Sunday 3-9-1862

Monday 3-10-1862

Tuesday 3-11-1862

Wednesday 3-12-1862

Thursday 3-13-1862: Action at the Spring River

Friday 3-14-1862

Saturday 3-15-1862

Sunday 3-16-1862

Monday 3-17-1862: Legislature gets a quorum, more tinkering with the militia system.

Tuesday 3-18-1862: Skirmish at Salem and the Spring River

Wednesday 3-19-1862

Thursday 3-20-1862

Friday 3-21-1862

Saturday 3-22-1862

Sunday 3-23-1862

Monday 3-24-1862

Tuesday 3-25-1862

Wednesday 3-26-1862

Thursday 3-27-1862

Friday 3-28-1862

Saturday 3-29-1862

Sunday 3-30-1862

Monday 3-31-1862