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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…

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…