Tag Archives: L.P.Walker

05Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 5)

On September 5, 1861the Confederate  Adjutant and Inspector General S. Cooper in Richmond, Virginia wrote to Colonel J. Flournoy in Little Rock to inform General McCulloch that his recent telegram to PresidentRead 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…