Tag Archives: Benton

06Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 6)

On September 6, 1864, Major General Sterling Price drafted a report during his move to Missouri as he crossed the Arkansas River. In his report Price gives a summary of the expeditionRead 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…

20Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 20)

On August 20, 1862, Brigadier-General E.B. Brown wrote to Brigadier-General John M. Schofield in Saint Louis that a spy had returned to their camp from Cross Hollows and reported that a groupRead More…

18Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 18)

On August 18, 1862, Brigadier-General E.B. Brown wrote to Brigadier-General Schofield in Springfield, Missouri about the presence of spies from Arkansas. He related that these spies were as far south as Huntsville.Read More…

10Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 10)

On this date in Arkansas Civil War history in 1861, Governor Henry M. Rector wrote to Major-General Polk that Arkansas had seven regiments organized and ready for Confederate service. Rector told Polk,Read More…