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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…

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…

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…

24Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 24)

On August 24, 1864, Major-General Fredrick Steele reported that a large Confederate force under the command of General J.O. Shelby raided the railroad in the area between DeVall’s Bluff and Brownsville. InRead 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…

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…

01Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 1)

August 1, 1863 was the first of many days Union General Fredrick Steele used against the Confederate held capitol of Arkansas in Little Rock. The Union will finally take the central ArkansasRead More…