Tag Archives: William H. Graves

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…

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…

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…

06Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 6)

On this date in Arkansas Civil War history, August 6, 1862 marked the third day of a fourteen day expedition to Helena and Clarendon. The same date also marked day 2 ofRead 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…