Tag Archives: Fredrick Steele

01Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 1)

On September 1, 1862 Brigadier-General J.M. Schofield wrote to Brigadier General Fredrick Steele, who was then commanding the District of Arkansas that Schofield was unofficially informed that, “General Curtis has leave ofRead 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…

29Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 29)

On August 29, 1861, the President of the Military Board and Governor of Arkansas, Henry M. Rector, wrote to L.P. Walker noting that the men who volunteered for service in the stateRead More…

26Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 26)

On August 26, 1862 Brigadier-General E.B. Brown wrote to Brigadier-General John M. Schofield that he had new information from McBride who was then at Batesville. McBride, according to the dispatch, was concentratingRead More…

25Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 25)

On this date in 1862, Major-General Samuel Curtis wrote to Brigadier-General Schofield that new intelligence shows Rains and Coffee at Fort Smith. Other information communicated included a line that noted Albert PikeRead 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…

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…

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…