Tag Archives: DeValls BLuff

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…

28Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 28)

On August 28, 1862, Brigadier-General J.M. Schofield wrote to Brigadier-General Loan in Sedalia, Missouri. He noted there were, “strong indications of the concentration of a large force of rebels in Northwestern ArkansasRead More…

24Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 24)

On August 24, 1864, Major-General Fredrick Steele reported that a large Confederate force under the command of General J.O. Shelby raided the railroad in the area between DeVall’s Bluff and Brownsville. InRead 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…

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…

11Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 11)

On this date in 1863, General Fredrick Steele, “hereby assumes command of all Arkansas north of Arkansas River.” On this date in 1864, Brigadier General Christopher C. Andrews drafted a report ofRead More…

10Aug/16

Iowa Regiments That Served in DeValls Bluff During the Civil War

Since the dedication of three markers that tell the story of the Civil War along the White Rover and, more specifically, DeValls Bluff, more attention has been given to this region thanRead 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…

07Aug/16

Confederates in DeValls Bluff

The Arkansas Toothpick will be focusing on operations along the White River region of the state during the Civil War. We were present back in 2013 when three Civil War markers wereRead More…