Tag Archives: Little Rock

08Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 8)

On September 8, 1862, Major-General T.M. Holmes wrote a series of concerns to the Honorable George W. Randolph, “of the existing condition of affairs in the military district, and respectfully to requestRead More…

06Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 6)

On September 6, 1864, Major General Sterling Price drafted a report during his move to Missouri as he crossed the Arkansas River. In his report Price gives a summary of the expeditionRead 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…

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…

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…

16Aug/16

Battle of Bayou Fourche (Battle of Little Rock)

The Battle of Little Rock occurred on what is now the extreme east side of the city, in the direction of the Little Rock airport. General Fredrick Steele was able to takeRead 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…