Arkansas Toothpick- The Civil War Hub of Arkansas

Wednesday 5-1-1861:

Thursday 5-02-1862: Skirmish, Litchfield

Friday 5-03-1862: Skirmish, Batesville

Saturday 5-04-1862: Batesville occupied

Sunday 5-05-1861:

Monday 5-06-1862: Skirmish, White River

Tuesday 5-07-1861:

Wednesday 5-08-1861:

Thursday 5-09-1861:

Friday 5-10-1861:

Saturday 5-11-1861:

Sunday 5-12-1861:

Monday 5-13-1861:

Tuesday 5-14-1862: Skirmish at Cotton Plant; Scout to Grand Glaize

Wednesday 5-15-1862: Skirmish, Chalk Bluff

Thursday 5-16-1862:

Friday 5-17-1862: Skirmish, Little Red River; Roane declares martial law

Saturday 5-18-1861:

Sunday 5-19-1862: Skirmish, Searcy Landing, Little Red River

Monday 5-20-1861:

Tuesday 5-21-1861: Skirmish, Village Creek

Wednesday 5-22-1861:

Thursday 5-23-1861:

Friday 5-24-1861:

Saturday 5-25-1861:

Sunday 5-26-1862: Confederacy appoints General Hindman as commander of Arkansas. Hindman gets underway immediately, picking up a few supplies and commandeering a million dollars from Memphis banks on the way; Skirmish at Calico Rock; Day one of a four day expedition from Jacksonport to Augusta and Des Arc (August 26-29).

Monday 5-27-1862: Expedition from Searcy Landing to West Point, Searcy, and Des Arc; Skirmish at Big Indian Creek; Day two of a four day expedition from Jacksonport to Augusta and Des Arc (August 26-29).

Tuesday 5-28-1862: Day three of a four day expedition from Jacksonport to Augusta and Des Arc (August 26-29); Skirmish at the Cache River Bridge

Wednesday 5-29-1862: Skirmish at Kickapoo Bottom near Sylamore; Day four of a four day expedition from Jacksonport to Augusta and Des Arc (August 26-29).

Thursday 5-30-1862: General Hindman arrives in Little Rock and finds that he has nothing but himself, his staff, and a few unarmed solders to defend the State against the menacing army only 35 miles away. He begins a series of clever deceptions that convinces the Federals that his forces are larger than reports had indicated.

Friday 5-31-1862: Expedition to Grand Glaize; Scout to the Little Red River; General Hindman orders Pike to move his force to Little Rock over Pike’s objections.