Tag Archives: Pine Bluff

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…

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…

27Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 27)

On August 27, 1863, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Anderson of the First Iowa Cavalry awoke from his camp three miles out from Brownsville after having been engaged in a small skirmish the dayRead More…

26Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 26)

On August 26, 1862 Brigadier-General E.B. Brown wrote to Brigadier-General John M. Schofield that he had new information from McBride who was then at Batesville. McBride, according to the dispatch, was concentratingRead 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…

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

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…

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…