Arkansas Toothpick- The Civil War Hub of ArkansasJuly 25 was an active day during the Civil War in Arkansas. July 25, 1862 marked the second day of a three day expedition that left Helena to Marianna on July 24 and it was also the fourth day of an expedition launched from Helena to Coldwater, Mississippi.

In 1863 on this date there was a skirmish in Brownsville and in 1864 on this date there was a military affair in Benton and a scout in Yell County (through August 11).

Military actions in this “Today in Arkansas During the Civil War” column can be traced better using the Civil War Arkansas: A Military Atlas. You can trace the same roads they walked in many cases in this atlas. You can find obscure references to communities mentioned in Civil War records that can be located in this atlas. Civil War Arkansas: A Military Atlas is the perfect companion book for this “Today in History” series.

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