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16Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 16)

On August 16, 1862 General Mosby Parsons was reported to be present at the Post of Arkansas, according to a communication from Thomas Hindman’s HQ. Also sent from Thomas C. Hindman wasRead More…

15Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 15)

On August 15, 1862, a set of dispatches were sent out to the Confederate garrison in Pine Bluff under the command of Colonel Robert G. Shaver. The first dispatch noted to haveRead More…

14Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 14)

August 14, 1862 marked the eleventh day of a fourteen day expedition to Helena and Clarendon. On this day, Robert C. Newton drafted a dispatch to Brigadier-General Mosby Parsons “via Richland” thatRead 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…

12Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 12)

On this day in 1860, the country was in a state of panic following false reports of abolitionists burning cities in Texas and the like. Amid the panic and paranoia of aRead More…

11Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 11)

On this date in 1863, General Fredrick Steele, “hereby assumes command of all Arkansas north of Arkansas River.” On this date in 1864, Brigadier General Christopher C. Andrews drafted a report ofRead More…

10Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 10)

On this date in Arkansas Civil War history in 1861, Governor Henry M. Rector wrote to Major-General Polk that Arkansas had seven regiments organized and ready for Confederate service. Rector told Polk,Read More…