Arkansas in the Civil War: A Military Atlas out June 10, 2016! Just in time for Father’s Day!
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fortifications in new military atlas

fortifications in new military atlas

Aside from military actions, other features represented in this atlas include fortifications. Like battles, though there were fortifications scattered across the state, only a couple are represented by the Confederate engineers. Only fortification locations that were valuable to the Confederate army at the time this map was created would have been drawn. Therefore, as Confederate forces were focused largely on operations along the Red, Ouachita, and Saline River corridors, the fortifications on grids J3, K3, and K6 were paramount in securing south Arkansas.

Two academies were represented on the original map and are included in this atlas on grid K5. While one academy is named (Holly Spring Academy), the other is not and is represented simply as “Academy”. Though only two are represented on the original map, there were many academies throughout the state that are not listed; perhaps the best-known was the Arkansas Military Institute (Academy) in Tulip. Academies in Arkansas before and during the Civil War were largely religious schools and with few exceptions, education institutions were unisex.