Arkansas Toothpick- The Civil War Hub of ArkansasOn August 3, 1862 there were several skirmishes. One was in Jonesboro and others were at Jackson, Longuelle’s Ferry, and another at Scatterville. In 1863 on this date, the Federal army was on day one of a six day scouting expedition to Yellville and other expedition was starting up the White and Little Red Rivers. In 1864 on this date the Union army was on day three of five of operations in Eastern Arkansas.

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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