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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…

22Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 22)

On august 22, 1861, Governor of Arkansas Henry Massie Rector wrote to L.P. Walker notifying him of a few things going on with the formation and movement of military units in theRead 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…

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…

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…