Tag Archives: Fort Smith

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…

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…

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…