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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…

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…