Tag Archives: James Ginnett

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…

31Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 31)

On August 31, 1861, Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch drafted a note to L.P. Walker telling him that the Arkansas troops overwhelmingly mustered out of service. He told Walker that only twenty men remainRead 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…

23Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 23)

On August 23, 1862 Union correspondence from Colonel Clark Wright wrote to Brigadier-General; E.B. Brown, commanding the Southwest Division, “Hindman has at Little Rock and Arkansas Valley, now drilling, 25,000 men.” HisRead More…

22Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 22)

On august 22, 1861, Governor of Arkansas Henry Massie Rector wrote to L.P. Walker notifying him of a few things going on with the formation and movement of military units in theRead More…

19Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 19)

On August 19, 1861, Henry Halleck was promoted to Major General. Though he was not in Arkansas at that time, he would find himself in command of Federal forces in Arkansas byRead 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…