Tag Archives: J.O. Shelby

07Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 7)

On September 7, 1864 Assistant Adjutant C.H. Dyer drafted a letter to the commanding cavalry officer at Austin including information that showed the Confederates having crossed the Arkansas River to re-enforce Shelby.Read More…

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…

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…

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…