Tag Archives: William J. Hardee

03Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 3)

On September 3, 1861, Brigadier-General William J. Hardee wrote to Major-General Leonidas Polk regarding the significance of Arkansas early in the war. He told Polk that the Confederate Secretary of War assignedRead More…

02Sep/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (September 2)

On September 2, 1861, Special Orders Number 141 was drafted to note that, “The department under the command of Major General Leonidas Polk, Provisional Army, is extended to embrace the State ofRead More…

31Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 31)

On August 31, 1861, Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch drafted a note to L.P. Walker telling him that the Arkansas troops overwhelmingly mustered out of service. He told Walker that only twenty men remainRead More…

29Aug/16

Today in Arkansas During the Civil War (August 29)

On August 29, 1861, the President of the Military Board and Governor of Arkansas, Henry M. Rector, wrote to L.P. Walker noting that the men who volunteered for service in the stateRead 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…