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04Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 4)

On September 4, 1861 Confederate Secretary of War L.P. Walker wrote from Richmond, Virginia to General Benjamin McCulloch in Little Rock that, ”I have telegraphed to Governor Rector to send you allRead More…

03Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 3)

On September 3, 1861, Brigadier-General William J. Hardee wrote to Major-General Leonidas Polk regarding the significance of Arkansas early in the war. He told Polk that the Confederate Secretary of War assignedRead More…

02Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 2)

On September 2, 1861, Special Orders Number 141 was drafted to note that, “The department under the command of Major General Leonidas Polk, Provisional Army, is extended to embrace the State ofRead More…

01Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 1)

On September 1, 1862 Brigadier-General J.M. Schofield wrote to Brigadier General Fredrick Steele, who was then commanding the District of Arkansas that Schofield was unofficially informed that, “General Curtis has leave ofRead More…

31Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 31)

On August 31, 1861, Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch drafted a note to L.P. Walker telling him that the Arkansas troops overwhelmingly mustered out of service. He told Walker that only twenty men remainRead More…

30Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 30)

On August 30, 1861, the Confederate Secretary of War L.P. Walker wrote to Arkansas Governor Henry Rector. In transferring Arkansas troops to the Confederate Army, Walker reminds Rector, “it was stipulated, asRead More…