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07Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 7)

On September 7, 1864 Assistant Adjutant C.H. Dyer drafted a letter to the commanding cavalry officer at Austin including information that showed the Confederates having crossed the Arkansas River to re-enforce Shelby.Read 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…

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…

16Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 16)

On August 16, 1862 General Mosby Parsons was reported to be present at the Post of Arkansas, according to a communication from Thomas Hindman’s HQ. Also sent from Thomas C. Hindman wasRead More…

13Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 13)

On August 13, 1861 the congress of the Confederate States appropriated one million dollars to “provide arms and ammunition and subsistence and transportation for the troops of Missouri co-operating with Arkansas.” TheRead More…

12Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 12)

On this day in 1860, the country was in a state of panic following false reports of abolitionists burning cities in Texas and the like. Amid the panic and paranoia of aRead More…

01Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 1)

August 1, 1863 was the first of many days Union General Fredrick Steele used against the Confederate held capitol of Arkansas in Little Rock. The Union will finally take the central ArkansasRead More…