Tag Archives: 13th Illinois Cavalry Regiment

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…

23Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 23)

On August 23, 1862 Union correspondence from Colonel Clark Wright wrote to Brigadier-General; E.B. Brown, commanding the Southwest Division, “Hindman has at Little Rock and Arkansas Valley, now drilling, 25,000 men.” HisRead More…

22Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 22)

On august 22, 1861, Governor of Arkansas Henry Massie Rector wrote to L.P. Walker notifying him of a few things going on with the formation and movement of military units in theRead More…

17Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 17)

Confederate Commander of Arkansas Thomas C. Hindman sent William H. Parsons a communication from his Little Rock HQ on August 17, 1862. Parsons was in the field at Des Arc and Hindman urgedRead More…

14Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 14)

August 14, 1862 marked the eleventh day of a fourteen day expedition to Helena and Clarendon. On this day, Robert C. Newton drafted a dispatch to Brigadier-General Mosby Parsons “via Richland” thatRead More…

08Aug/16

Illinois Regiments and Artillery That Served in DeValls Bluff

As the Arkansas Toothpick continues to focus on operations along the White River region of the state during the Civil War, we introduce you to the Union troops that served in thatRead More…