LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has added 12 new podcasts about the state’s Civil War history to its website, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offerings include:

* Dr. Carl Carlson-Drexler of the Arkansas Archeological Survey on the archeological story of Dooley’s Ferry

* Dr. Blake Wintory of Arkansas State University’s Heritage Sites program on Lakeport Plantation in the Civil War

* James Johnston, expert on the Civil War in the Ozarks, on Confederate nitre mining, guerrilla warfare and immigration in the region

* Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park on Washington, Arkansas, in 1863

* Rebecca Howard of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with two stories of women in Civil War Arkansas

* Ben Boulden, a biographer of Frederick Steele, on that general’s Civil War experience

* David Sesser of Henderson State University on disease in Helena during the Civil War

* Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission on the battle of Jenkins’ Ferry.

The podcasts can be accessed at

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The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.