The Civil War Hub of ArkansasOn October 5, 1864 General Powell Clayton wrote to Dyer to let him know that the steamer Carrie Jacobs arrived in Pine Bluff to reinforce the garrison amid a Confederate threat. The steamer arrived at 4pm and on board were soldiers from the 27th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment.

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The James Ginnett collection only had a couple entries today:

James M. Darnell or McLeansboro, Illinois was in Company H of the 13th Illinois Cavalry. He died on this date in Pine Bluff.

Chauncey D. Gibbs, aged 19, was born in Ohio. He Served in Company G of the 3rd MN Infantry. He was discharged today on expiration of term.

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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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