M87-09 - CHRONICLES OF ARKANSAS COLLECTION

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File 1 – September 1958

Articles # 1-13:

1 – 09-07-58 – Scenery Striking, But Road Dangerous; Fort Smith Whoops For Overland Mail

2 – 09-08-58 – On The Overland Run From Fort Smith To Memphis

3 – 09-10-58 – British Description Of The Ancient ‘Post Of Arcansas’

4 – 09-12-58 – Albert Pike Describes The Territorial Bench And Bar

5 – 09-14-58 – Guard Duty On The Eve Of Fall Of Little Rock; And The Retreat, Which Followed Fight

6 – 09-15-58 – A Couple Of Descriptions Of Little Rock In The 1800s

7 – 09-17-58 – The ‘Old Settler’ Tells Of His Trip To 1819 Arkansas

8 – 09-19-58 – What A Cleric Wrote About The Town Of Napoleon, Arkansas

9 – 09-21-58 – Dispute Over Spanish Land Grant; Letter Traces The Villemont Claim

10 – 09-22-58- Dramatic Episode: The Day Little Rock ‘Moved’

11 – 09-24-58- Little Rock In The Mid-1800s As Revealed In Two Letters

12 – 09-28-58- Visitor Describes Little Rock Homes, Meets Poet-Soldier Albert Pike

13 – 09-29-58- The ‘Arkansas Traveler’ Visits City Of Fort Smith

 

 

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File 2 – October 1958

Articles # 14-31:

14 – 10-01-58- Historical Note On Two Governors - Pope, Izard

15 – 10-03-58- A Report In 1819 On The Famous Dwight Mission

16 – 10-05-58- From The Frontier, Clerk Describes Growth Of The City Of Fort Smith

17 – 10-06-58- A Bishop’s Letters Tell Of Chaotic Chapter Of History

18 – 10-08-58- 1850’s Traveler Tells Of Helena And River

19 – 10-10-58- A Couple Of Early Notes On Historic Batesville

20 – 10-12-58- Chance Discoveries Proved The Legends About Healing Waters At Eureka Springs

21 – 10-13-58- More Noland Notes On The Arkansas Territory

22 – 10-15-58- Tragic Duel Robs State Of Very Worthy Leader: Ambrose Sevier

23 – 10-17-58- Outstanding Residents Of Arkansas Territory

24 – 10-19-58- ‘Old Settler’ Tells Of Arkansas Post, Gazette Editor Woodruff In 1819-20

25 – 10-20-58- More Noland Notes On Early Days In Arkansas

26 – 10-22-58- Batesville, Home Of The ‘Constitution – Makers’

27 – 10-24-58- A Note On Arkansas ‘Of Giant Intellects’

28 – 10-26-58- Baptism Of 1744 Among Earliest Data; Some Notes About French Names.

29 – 10-27-58- Some Further Notes On Arkansans Of Distinction

30 – 10-29-58- Of A Steamboat Pioneer And Other Early Settlers

31 – 10-31-58- First State Constitution Is Framed And Delivered

 

 

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File 3 – November 1958

Articles # 32-48:

32 – 11-02-58- Visitor Finds State Growing In 1887, Remarks On Public Buildings, Institutions

33 – 11-03-58- Charles Dudley Warner Has A Watery Visit Here

34 – 11-05-58- Eastern Writer Takes A Look At Hot Springs

35 – 11-07-58- A Visitor To The State Is Agreeably Surprised

36 – 11-09-58- St. Louis Railroad Made Hot Springs Adjunct Of Missouri City In 1870s

37 – 11-10-58- Geologist From Britain Studies Magnate Cove

38 – 11-12-58- A Look At Our State In ‘Reconstruction’ Days

39 – 11-14-58- 4th Arkansas’ History Of Battle Of Pea Ridge

40 – 11-16-58- Note On Territorial Legislature Of 1825 And The Clearing Of The Red River Raft

41 – 11-17-58- Divorce No Stranger – Even In Territorial Days

42 – 11-19-58- Tomorrow Is Birthday Of Gazette – Its 139th

43 – 11-21-58- More Notes On The Oldest West Of The Mississippi

44 – 11-23-58- Nuttall Found Little To Recommend In Site For Early Town Of Cadron

45 – 11-24-58- The Third Louisiana Winters In Arkansas

46 – 11-26-58- A Tennessee Regiment Comes To Washington

47 – 11-28-58- ‘Philom’ Makes A Report On The Town Of Cane Hill

48 – 11-30-58- Albert Pike Describes The Arkansas: ‘Singularly Winding’ Changing River

 

 

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File 4 – December 1958

Articles # 49-66:

49 – 12-01-58- The 33rd Iowa And The Battle Of Prairie De Anne

50 – 12-03-58- A View Of Our State’s 1836 General Assembly *** (Damaged)

51 – 12-05-58- Of Frontier Fort Coffee And A Choctaw Mission

52 – 12-07-58- On Prairie Grove Battlefield 96 Years Ago, Survivor Walked Ghostly Orchard At Night

53 – 12-08-58- Gen. Frederick Steele And The ‘Camden Expedition’

54 – 12-10-58- An Ancient Problem: The Territorial Roads.

55 – 12-12-58- A Historical Record Of La Salle’s Last Voyage

56 – 12-14-58- Company Of Young Boys Organized, Later Known As Pike’s Artillery

57 – 12-15-58- 1866: A Dread Cholera Epidemic At Fort Smith

58 – 12-17-58- This Is Arkansas’ Ads Used Even In The 1800s

59 – 12-19-58- Jenkins Ferry: A Major Battle Of Camden Move

60 – 12-21-58- Visiting Press Finds Legislature Of 1875 Comfortably Housed, With Men Of Note

61 – 12-22-58- Printer, Boniface Gives Picture Of State In 1830s

62 – 12-24-58- Christmas In Arkansas: First After War Began

63 – 12-26-58- William King Sebastian Opposed The Move Of ‘61

64 – 12-28-58- Town Built Around Judson University, Which In 1876 Listed Its Advantages

65 – 12-29-58- A Highly Critical Study Of Our State In The 1870s

66 – 12-31-58- A British Traveler Visits Settlements At Maumelle

 

 

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File 5 – January 1959

Articles # 67-83:

67 – 01-02-59- Production Of Salt Was An Early State Industry

68 – 01-04-59- Eyewitness Recalls Dodd Execution: Composed Youth ‘Truly Died Game’

69 – 01-05-59- ‘Stories Of The Ozarks’ Had Interesting Episode

70 – 01-07-59- Horticulture Professor Tells Of Life In State

71 – 01-09-59- Pioneer Citizen Tells Of The Little Rock Of 1820

72 – 01-11-59- From First, The Little Rock Site Favored; Old Settler Speaks Of His Fellow Pioneers

73 – 01-12-59- A Journalistic History From Early Arkansas

74 – 01-14-59- A Few Pioneer Notes On Banking Operations

75 – 01-16-59- Donaghey’s Travails In Building The New Capitol

76 – 01-18-59- Problem Of The Conway Administration: Operation Of The State Penitentiary

77 – 01-19-59- Workmen Find Graves At Site Of State House

78 – 01-21-59- Letters Tell Of Early History Of Little Rock

79 – 01-23-59- Saline County Noted In Pamphlet Printed In ‘84

80 – 01-25-59- Trains Had Reason Enough To Be Slow, Recollections Of Traveling Priest Show

81 – 01-26-59- British Traveler Writes Of Valley Country In ‘08

82 – 01-28-59- Harrison Times Article Tells Of Cadron Creek

83 – 01-30-59- Fort Wayne Journalist Writes Of Early Arkansas

 

 

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File 6 – February 1959

Articles # 84-99:

84 – 02-01-59- Hot Springs Visitor Finds Friendly Aid, But Some Are Victims At Health Resort

85 – 02-02-59- ’77 Broadside Describes Conway And Faulkner

86 – 02-04-59- Bishop’s Travel Account Describes Batesville

87 – 02-06-59- Albert Pike’s Letters Tell Of School In Pope County

88 – 02-08-59- Geologist Hired By Eastern Investors, Came To Study Arkansas And Stayed

89 – 02-09-59- Hunter, Trapper Found Interesting Relics Here

90 – 02-11-59- British Sportsman Hunts Pulaski, Jefferson Game

91 – 02-13-59- Journey From Napoleon Up To Arkansas Post

92 – 02-15-59- Mulattoes, Free Negroes Ordered To Leave Arkansas On Eve Of The War

93 – 02-16-59- Little Rock Experiences 1860’s Building Boom

94 – 02-18-59- On Commencement Day At Old Cane Hill College

95 – 02-20-59- The Steamboat ‘Eagle’ – First To Reach Little Rock

96 – 02-22-59- Fire On Steamer Martha Washington Touched Off Lawsuits And Mystery

97 – 02-23-59- Magazine Tells Of Trip Into Northern Arkansas

98 – 02-25-59- On Land Booms And The Speculations Of The 1800s

99 – 02-27-59- Report On New Madrid Claims At ‘Wheelerville’

 

 

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File 7 – March 1959

Articles # 100-117:

100 – 03-01-59- First Report On The State University Discusses The  Effort To Locate A Site

101 – 03-02-59- More News Of Little Rock In Chaotic Time In 1820.

102 – 03-04-59- His Claimants Lose And Wheeler Ends A Chronicle

103 – 03-06-59- 1541:  Hernando De Soto Crosses The Mississippi

104 – 03-08-59- Report By First Arkansas Governor Sustained Jefferson  Against Critics

105 – 03-09-59- The Origin Of The Name Of Old L’Anguille River

106 – 03-11-59- The Bank Of Maryland Sets Up An Agency Here.

107 – 03-13-59- Masonic Historical Item From The Helena Of 1850

108 – 03-15-59- Getting Mission Supplies Up Arkansas Difficult Task For Teachers In 1843

109 – 03-16-59- Thomas Nuttall Journeys Up The Arkansas River

110 – 03-18-59- The Strategic Position Of Fort Smith In 1820s

111 – 03-20-59- 19th Century Visitors Say State’s Institutions Good

112 – 03-22-59- Sensational Story Of The Lost Child Rivals Any Account In Fiction

113 – 03-23-59- Report On Union County Activities In The 1830s

114 – 03-25-59- A Description Of Life In Marion County In 1860s

115 – 03-27-59- A Note On The 1830s And Arkansas’ Silk Industry

116 – 03-29-57- Private Banks At Little Rock Began As Adjuncts  To Mercantile Business

117 – 03-30-59- The Quapaw Line And Little Rock Of The 1800s

 

 

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File 8 – April 1959

Articles # 118-134:

118 – 04-01-59- Pike Paints A Picture Of An Arkansas Lawyer

119 – 04-03-59- Dwight Mission: A View During The Period Of 1862

120 – 04-05-59- Crittenden Home, Often In The News, Was Show Place Of Territorial Days

121 – 04-06-59- A Visit To Hot Springs And Its Popular Midget

122 – 04-08-59- Tornado Advanced The Democratic Cause In ‘40

123 – 04-10-59- 1908 Observation On The Confederacy’s Currency

124 – 04-12-59- Aide To Miss Sophia Sawyer Recalls Fayetteville Female Seminary Work

125 – 04-13-59- Peace Comes To The State After Brooks – Baxter War

126 – 04-15-59- A Note On Taylor Baxter, The Governor’s Brother

127 – 04-17-59- A Report On Fort Smith’s Federal Prison In The ‘80s

128 – 04-19-59- Early Pages Of Arkansas Intelligencer Provide Newsy Picture Of Van Buren

129 – 04-20-59- The Agricultural Wheel: A Strong Political Power

130 – 04-22-59- 1804 And The Exploration Of The Louisiana Territory

131 – 04-24-59- Opie Read Describes His First State Publication

132 – 04-26-59- Brochure Recalls Plan To Settle Colony Of British In New Village In Prairie County

133 – 04-27-59- Organizing The Territory:  Task Falls To Crittenden

134 – 04-29-59- On The Origins Of State’s Favorite Game – Football

 

 

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File 9 – May 1959

Articles # 135-152:

135 – 05-01-59- The Arkansas Traveler’ Plays A Practical Joke

136 – 05-03-59- Repairs Lagged Behind Wear And Tear In Early Upkeep Of The State Capitol

137 – 05-04-59- Arkansas Becomes State, Gets Its Supreme Court

138 – 05-06-59- State Loses Two Of Its Important Collections

139 – 05-08-59- Jacob Frolich: Newsman And Secretary Of State

140 – 05-10-59- Quapaw Guard Won An Early Fame With Special Duty And Its Drills

141 – 05-11-59- Politics Of 1827 – And The Sevier–Newton Duel

142 – 05-13-59- Accommodations Of 1834 Recalled By Geologist

143 – 05-15-59- Bureau Of Mines Praises State’s Building Stone

144 – 05-17-59- Clayton’s Plan To Find Military Supplies Thwarted By Band In The ‘Hesper  Affair’

145 – 05-18-59- A Number Of Territorial Buildings Still Stand

146 – 05-20-59- A Description Of Nebo In A Pamphlet Of 1887

147 – 05-22-59- Clendenin Letters Make Reference To The State.

148 – 05-24-59- Travel Difficult Up The Arkansas In 1850, As Officer Made His Way To Fort Smith

149 – 05-25-59- Massachusetts Is Well Represented In Our City

150 – 05-27-59- Episcopalians Withdraw From The General Church

151 – 05-29-59- Handbook Gives Details Of Judge Parker’s Court

152 – 05-31-59- Little Osage Captive’ Touching Story Of Indian Days And Early Missionaries***(Copy only)

 

 

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File 10- June 1959

Articles # 153-169:

153 – 06-01-59- Ouachita County’s First Courthouse Is Destroyed

154 – 06-03-59- Village Of Little Rock Had Its Culture In 1822

155 – 06-05-59- Yellow Fever Was Major Menace To State Pioneers

156 – 06-07-59- Gerstaecker, the German Writer, Arrives Penniless At Little Rock

157 – 06-08-59- U.M. Rose Tells How He Chose Arkansas As Home

158 – 06-10-59- Supreme Court Called To Define Status Of Cadron

159 – 06-12-59- W. B. Worthen Prepares History Of Early Banking

160 – 06-14-59- Union Sympathizers At Fayetteville Sought To Soothe A Troubled Course

161 – 06-15-59- A Woman’s Exchange Is Formed In Spring Of ‘87

162 – 06-17-59- Pope County’s Famous Dwight Mission Opens

163 – 06-19-59- Little Rock – And Its Fight Over Varied Title Claims

164 – 06-21-59- Early Geologist Tells Of Mammoth Spring, Sees Hope For Development Of The Area

165 – 06-22-59- Mifflin Gibbs Serves As Little Rock Police Judge

166 – 06-24-59- Arkansas Post - Little Rock – The Hazards Of Travel

167 – 06-26-59- Christopher C. Danley, Early Editor Of Gazette

168 – 06-28-59- Sketches In Book About Many Members Of The Arkansas Bar In Early Years

169 – 06-29-59- Account Of A 1797 Trip Down The Mississippi

 

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File 11- July 1959

Articles # 170-187:

170 – 07-01-59- Sisters Of Mercy Convent Established Here In 1851

171 – 07-03-59- Brooks – Baxter And ’74 – Rivers Were On Rampage

172 – 07-05-59- Visitor To Mission In Cherokee Nation Is Impressed By The Staff And Indians

173 – 07-06-59- Arkansas’s Rome: Few Roads Ever Led To It

174 – 07-08-59- An 1843 Account Of A Trip To The Magnet Cove Area

175 – 07-10-59- Little Rock’s First Brick Business Is Established

176 – 07-12-59- William F. Pope Recalls The Scene Of Little Rock As It Looked In 1832

177 – 07-13-59- Red Hot Trip’ Includes Visit To Big Rock Hotel

178 – 07-15-59- Little Rock Paper Gives History Of Arkansas City

179 – 07-17-59- Augustus Hill Garland:  A Truly Able Arkansan

180 – 07-19-59- Visitor finds Peace But Much Poverty, Discusses Debt Of 1879 With Governor

181 – 07-20-59- A Continuing Story Of Arkansas In Colorado

182 – 07-22-59- A Further Listing Of Arkansans In Colorado

183 – 07-24-59- ‘Exiles’ In Colorado Show Evidence Of Age

184 – 07-26-59- Alfred W. Arrington, Colorful Figure, Was Minister, Lawyer, Judge, And Writer

185 – 07-27-59- When Arkansas Tried An Earlier ‘Quota’ System

186 – 07-29-59- Pike Reports On Early Election Day Oratory

187 – 07-31-59- A Plea For Justice In Territorial Arkansas

 

 

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File 12- August 1959

Articles # 188-205:

188 – 08-02-59- George Maledon, Judge Isaac Parker’s Executioner, Was ‘The Prince Of  Hangmen’

189 – 08-03-59- Adlai Stevenson (1st): The ‘Idol Of The South’

190 – 08-05-59- Border Days Provided Slim Fare For Clergy

191 – 08-07-59- Schooling Hard Going In Earlier Days, Too

192 – 08-09-59- Old Fort Smith Handbook Told Story Of The City And Its Citizens, Founders

193 – 08-10-59- McCarthy Rifles Swept The Field In The ‘90s

194 – 08-12-59- Sport – And Tragedy In Old State House

195 – 08-14-59- Englishman’s View Of Arkansas In The 1830s

196 – 08-16-59- Rev. Cephas Washburn Was An Expert On The Cherokee Indians Of Arkansas

197 – 08-17-59- Grant County Created By The Carpetbaggers

198 – 08-19-59- Map Of Arkansas Was Changed By Railroads

199 – 08-21-59- An Insider’s View Of The 1874 Constitution

200 – 08-23-59- Cassius M. Clay Tells Of The Capture At Encarnacion During Mexican War

201 – 08-24-59- Nicholas Trammell: An Enterprising Operator

202 – 08-26-59- Louis Bringier: With Lafitte Up The River

203 – 08-28-59- Matthew Lyon Victim Of Alien, Sedition Acts

204 – 08-30-59- Alex A. Lesueur Visits Little Rock And Describes City’s Remarkable Growth

205 – 08-31-59- How Pine Bluff Came Back From Disasters

 

 

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File 13- September 1959

Articles # 206-222:

206 – 09-02-59- Yankee Paymasters In Role Of Duncan Hines

207 – 09-04-59- Powell Clayton Looks At Own Administration

208 – 09-06-59- The Bowie Knife Controversy Was One Of The Longest In Arkansas’s History

209 – 09-07-59- German Travel Writer Had Rude Introduction

210 – 09-09-59- A Louisianan Reports On Arkansas Of 1840s

211 – 09-11-59- Henry C. Byrd Was A Pioneer Portraitist

212 – 09-13-59- Arkansas’s Famed Mineral Resources Brought On Mining Boom In Late 1800s

213 – 09-14-59- A Report On Benton’s Prosperous Beginning

214 – 09-16-59- Batesville Center For Early Private Schools

215 – 09-18-59- Eureka Springs Was A Resort Center In ‘80s

216 – 09-20-59- Governor Drew’s Resignation Led To Wide Speculation In State Legislature

217 – 09-21-59- The Good Old Days Of Our Self-Sufficiency

218 – 09-23-59- The Great Textbook Racket Of The 1880s

219 – 09-25-59- No Room For ‘Jeeves’ In Arkansas Of 1830s.

220 – 09-27-59- Shooting Of John Garrett In 1828 Led To Jury Investigation But Was Never Solved

221 – 09-28-59- Germans ‘Invade’ A Fayetteville School

222 – 09-30-59- Missionary To Texas Kept Arkansas Diary

 

 

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File 14- October 1959

Articles # 223-239:

223 – 10-02-59- ‘End Of World’ Came Frequently In 1800s

224 – 10-04-59- State Blind School Had Early Economic Troubles But Became A Model Institution

225 – 10-05-59- Britisher Appalled By Gazette Readers

226 – 10-07-59- Early Arkansans – A Society Of Hunters

227 – 10-09-59- Fort Smith Led Way For District Fairs

228 – 10-11-59- Harper’s Monthly Paints An Interesting Picture Of ‘The Hot Springs’ In The 1870s

229 – 10-??-59- An Earlier Visitation From Outside Press

230 – 10-14-59- Inflation Followed Upon Brooks-Baxter

231 – 10-16-59- The Good And Bad In 1874 Arkansas

232 – 10-18-59- Methodist Bishop Writes Of His Journey To State’s Conference In Summer Of  ‘56

233 – 10-19-59- Yellow Fever Still A Scourge In 1870s

234 – 10-21-59- Lumbering Industry Had Slow Beginning

235 – 10-23-59- Boilers Were Hazard To Steamboat Travel

236 – 10-25-59- Editor Writes Of ‘Oldest Man In Arkansas,’ An Interesting Claim – But A Disputed One

237 – 10-26-59- New Madrid Quake Felt Far And Near

238 – 10-28-59- 1860 Visitor Foresaw Hot Springs’ Future

239 – 10-30-59- A Souvenir Of Davy Crocket’s Passage

 

 

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File 15- November 1959

Articles # 240-257:

240 – 11-01-59- Railroad Company ‘Hand-book’ Provides Description Of Conway In Late 1880s

241 – 11-02-59- The Racing Season In Old Fort Smith

242 – 11-04-59- An Earlier Effort To ‘Advertise’ Arkansas

243 – 11-06-59- Partisan Politics In Ante-Bellum Arkansas

244 – 11-08-59- Kansas Veteran Visits Prairie Grove In 1888 – Writes Interesting Description

245 – 11-09-59- The Day A Meteorite Fell At Cabin Creek

246 – 11-11-59- Arkansas Hard Ground For Early Methodists

247 – 11-13-59- Opie Read:  A Vendor Of ‘Arkansaw’ Humor

248 – 11-15-59- Confederate Veteran Describes Guerrilla Warfare In Northwest Arkansas In 1860s

249 – 11-16-59- An 1859 ‘Solution’ Of Slavery Problem

250 – 11-18-59- State Did Its Part In The Mexican War

251 – 11-20-59- Founding Day For An Arkansas Institution

252 – 11-22-59- Thanksgiving Is Said To Have Begun In 1855 – But Arkansas Had It In 1847

253 – 11-23-59- A Missouri Editor’s Report On Arkansas

254 – 11-25-59- William Cummings: A Whig With Conviction

255 – 11-27-59- The Fourth’ Shadowed By Discontent In 1860

256 – 11-29-59- Political Strife Surrounded The Proposal For Construction Of The Old Statehouse

257 – 11-30-59- A ‘Silent’ Traveler In Arkansas In 1860

 

 

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File 16- December 1959

Articles # 258-274:

258 – 12-02-59- Woodruff’s Account Of The ‘Occupation’

259 – 12-04-59- Aaron W. Lyon – And The Dwight Mission

260 – 12-06-59- Hendrix College Had Hard Struggle But One Of Its Benefactors Saw It Through

261 – 12-07-59- Notes On The Origin Of Symbol, ‘G.T.T.’

262 – 12-09-59- The Quapaws And The White Man’s Justice

263 – 12-11-59- A Blow For Culture In Early Little Rock

264 – 12-13-59- Methodist Minister Tells Interesting Details Of Trip To Fort Coffee In 1840s

265 – 12-14-59- Graveyard Was Legal Battleground In ‘75

266 – 12-16-59- A Wheelchair Drummer Travels Up The River

267 – 12-18-59- Old Post Office Caused A Rousing Controversy

268 – 12-20-59- Showboat Banjo Paid A Christmas Visit To The Arkansas Valley Cities In 1858 ***(Copy only)

269 – 12-21-59- An 1841 Account Of Hot Springs’ Magic

270 – 12-23-59- Arkansas Museum Was Gold Rush ‘Casualty’

271 – 12-25-59- Exiled Yankee Found A Haven In Arkansas

272 – 12-27-59- Van Buren Stops In Arkansas In 1842 And Columbia Resident Describes Him

273 – 12-28-59- A Century-old Gazette Stand For Our Schools

274 – 12-30-59- City Man Chose Free Air Of Izard County

 

 

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File 17- January 1960

Articles # 275-292:

275 – 01-01-60- Indians Knew Jesuit As The ‘Black Chief’

276 – 01-03-60- An 1880 Description Of Eureka Springs – Arkansas’s Famed ‘City Of The Hills

277 – 01-04-60- An 1804 Odyssey Up The ‘Washita’ River

278 – 01-06-60- Co-education The End For ‘Stern’ St. Johns?

279 – 01-08-60- Featherstonhaugh: A Less-Jaundiced View

280 – 01-10-60- James S. Conway Gives Background In Campaign Circular Of July 4, 1836

281 – 01-11-60- An Oxonian In The Ouachitas Of 1830s

282 – 01-13-60- An 1843 Trip To The Saline River Country

283 – 01-15-60- Saline County’s ‘Gold Rush’ Didn’t Pan Out

284 – 01-17-60- Harper’s Artists Sketch Scenes Of Arkansas And Other Southern States

285 – 01-18-60- A New Yorker’s View Of Arkansas In 1870s

286 – 01-20-60- The Sporting Life Of Early Day Arkansas

287 – 01-22-60- Old Statehouse Cause Of Lingering Dispute

288 – 01-24-60- Kansan Writes A Description Of State’s Famed Battlefield At Pea Ridge In 1888

289 – 01-25-60- The Gazette And Its Move To Little Rock

290 – 01-27-60- A Memoir Of The Road To Old Dwight Mission

291 – 01-29-60- The Cherokee’s Lived Almost As ‘Americans’

292 – 01-31-60- Albert Pike’s Book Received With Mixed Feelings In New England

 

 

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File 18- February 1960

Articles # 293-309:

293 – 02-01-60- Cleburne: From County Cork To Helena, Ark.

294 – 02-03-60- ‘Profile In Courage’ From Secession Days

295 – 02-05-60- Early Lead And Zinc Mining Near Harrison

296 – 02-07-60- A Kentucky Regiment Comes Through Arkansas In Route To Mexican War

297 – 02-08-60- High (And Premature) Hopes On White River

298 – 02-10-60- A ‘Lend-Lease’ Request From Spanish Arkansas

299 – 02-12-60- The ‘Life Of Ease’ In East Arkansas Of 1857

300 – 02-14-60- Officer Explores Mississippi Valley In 1790s — And Writes Of Arkansas

301 – 02-15-60- A Housewife’s Report Of Arkansas Of 1840s

302 – 02-17-60- W. Irving’s Visit To The Indian Territory

303 – 02-19-60- An Episcopal Bishop Of The 1859 Frontier

304 – 02-21-60- Pamphlet Tells Of Sugar Loaf Springs – Now Heber – In Post-Bellum Era

305 – 02-22-60- A Connecticut Yankee In Old Izard County

306 – 02-24-60- The End Of The Earth In Old Sevier County

307 – 02-26-60- A Gentler View Of Arkansas Of 1840s

308 – 02-28-60- Blind Author Visits Arkansas In 1870s And Writes Of Her Adventures In State

309 – 02-29-60- When Federal Troops Moved Into Arkansas

 

 

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File 19- March 1960

Articles # 310-326:

310 – 03-02-60- Voyageur Culture In The Arkansas Valley

311 – 03-04-60- A Gascon Transplant In Jefferson County

312 – 03-06-60- Historic Dardanelle Is Described In An 1887 Brochure On The Arkansas Valley

313 – 03-07-60- Mortar–And–Pestle In Arkansas Of The 1880s

314 – 03-09-60- A Paean To Augusta And The White River

315 – 03-11-60- A Hoosier's Report On Arkansas Of Mid-1870s

316 – 03-13-60- Gold Fever Hits In '48 And 'Arkansas Route' Becomes Best Way To The West

317 – 03-14-60- A Frigid, Down-River Trip To Old Napoleon

318 – 03-16-60- The 'Akanza' Indians Adopt A New Chieftain

319 – 03-18-60- Arkansas On 100F's Itinerary In 1896

320 – 03-20-60- Era Of Luxury Hotels At Hot Springs Featured The Large, Plush Arlington

321 – 03-21-60- The Abortive Boone County 'Gold Rush'

322 – 03-23-60 – Notes On The Arkansas Delegation Of 1887-'89

323 – 03-25-60- Little Rock's Public Parks Had Late Start

324 – 03-27-60- Reports List Progress Of University's Early Efforts To Form Medical School

325 – 03-28-60- General Steele – And Camden's Occupation

326 – 03-30-60- ‘Sea Monsters' Along The Lower Mississippi

 

 

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File 20- April 1960

Articles # 327-343:

327 – 04-01-60- Miscegenation As An Early Southern Goal

328 – 04-03-60- Zachary Taylor Describes His Father's And Uncle's Journey Up The Arkansas

329 – 04-04-60- Arkansas Mosquitoes Find Tasty Prussian

330 – 04-06-60- Little Rock – And The '73 Cholera Epidemic

331 – 04-08-60- A Latter-day Job Runs The Mosquito Gantlet

332 – 04-10-60- Mississippi Doctor Gives A Description Of Hot Springs' Famous Waters In 1804

333 – 04-11-60- A Missionary's Trip Into Choctaw Nation

334 – 04-13-60- Arkansas Was Staging Area For Mexican War

335 – 04-15-60- An English Geologist At The 'Hot Springs'

336 – 04-17-60- Pamphlet In 1837 Tells Story Of How Famous Cherokee Alphabet Was Born

337 – 04-18-60- Overland Travel Slow In Arkansas Of 1840s

338 – 04-20-60- 1840 Arkansas: Nobody Here But Us 'Planters'

339 – 04-22-60- Hypnotism A Passing Fancy In Marion County

340 – 04-24-60- 1898 Description Of The Buildings Used By The Old Federal Court At Fort Smith

341 – 04-25-60- An 1876 Prospectus For Prairie County

342 – 04-27-60- Bed? And Board For 1820 Mapping Party

343 – 04-29-60- A Visit To Strawberry And Old Davidsonville

 

 

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File 21- May 1960

Articles # 344-361:

344 – 05-01-60- Diamonds Are Discovered In 1906 And A Special Geological Report Is Made

345 – 05-02-60- Cherokees Saw Need For Dwight Mission

346 – 05-04-60- Sun-Worshipping On The Lower Arkansas

347 – 05-06-60- A Survey Of Western Border As War's End

348 – 05-08-60- The Zinc Boom Comes To Arkansas In The 1890s And Mining Activity Begins

349 – 05-09-60- An Insalubrious Sojourn At The Arkansas Post

350 – 05-11-60- The Hazards Of Travel In Arkansas Of 1820s

351 – 05-13-60- French Took Arkansas Post Census In 1749

352 – 05-15-60- A Glimpse Of Old Napoleon—From The Advertisements Of The Weekly Planter

353 – 05-16-60- The Hard (And Fevered) Road To Dwight Mission

354 – 05-18-60- An Illiniosan's View Of Arkansas In 1918

355 – 05-20-60- Little Rock's Harsh Winter Of 1863-'64

356 – 05-22-60- Little Rock's Capital Guards Had Fine Record Of Battle Service In Civil War

357 – 05-23-60- A Firsthand Report From Elkhorn Tavern

358 – 05-25-60- The Day Grant Ordered Dessert For Underling

359 – 05-27-60- The '49ers' In Fort Smith And Van Buren

360 – 05-29-60- New York Correspondent Tells Of A 'Slow Train' Trip Through Arkansas

361 – 05-30-60- An earlier Argument over Census Figures

 

 

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File 22- June 1960

Articles # 362-378:

362 – 06-01-60- The Brownfield Family: A Genealogical Rundown

363 – 06-03-60- Quoting Coleridge In Little Rock Of 1840s

364 – 06-05-60- Augustus H. Garland Comments On His Memories Of Judge Samuel Miller

365 – 06-06-60- Arkansas: 'Natural Nursery Of Bacchus'

366 – 06-08-60- A Frenchman's Dream Of 'Miniature Paris'

367 – 06-10-60- More Details From A Bubbling Prospectus

368 – 06-12-60- The Original Arkansas Traveler 'Joins' The Northwestern Editorial Excursion

369 – 06-13-60- A Perceptive Printer's View Of 'The Territory'

370 – 06-15-60- The End Of Outdoor Kissing In Capital

371 – 06-17-60- A Missouri Traveler Along The 'Washitta'

372 – 06-19-60- Conway County Develops Educational Institutions Following The Civil War

373 – 06-20-60- Hard Times Catch an Early Ozark Railroad

374 – 06-22-60- A Summer Voyage Up the Mississippi – 1855

375 – 06-24-60- Heat Bad, Pay Good in Old Fort Smith

376 – 06-26-60- Some Memories of the Old Robbins Theater: A True Little Rock Landmark

377 – 06-27-60- When Unions Convened At 'Early Candlelight'

378 – 06-29-60- A Street Car Ride to Old West End Par

 

 

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File 23- July 1960

Articles # 379-394:

379 – 07-01-60- When Death Came To Arkansas House

380 – 07-03-60- The Homespun Eloquence Of Jeff Davis Was Aimed At State's Common Man

381 – 07-04-60- Maryhattiana Observes The 'Glorious Fourth'

382 – 07-06-60- Martin Van Buren: Hero Turned 'Goat'

383 – 07-08-60- An Epistle From Capt. Braxton Bragg (U.S.A.)

384 – 07-10-60- Some Memories Of St. John's College, A Foremost Educational Institution

385 – 07-11-60- New Christ Church Was Finished In Year 1887

386 – 07-17-60- Thomas Stevenson Drew Became Governor Of Arkansas By A Political 'Accident'

387 – 07-18-60- An English Account Of State's Early Society

388 – 07-20-60- An Army Medic's View Of Arkansas In 1850s

389 – 07-23-60- Agues And Fever On The Road To Dwight Mission

390 – 07-24-60- Occupation Of Helena Gave Federals Control Of Part Of Mississippi River

391 – 07-25-60- Buffalo 'Galls' Won't You Come Out Tonight?

392 – 07-27-60- From Philadelphia To 'Ozark' The Hard Way

393 – 07-29-60- Piety In Short Supply In Fort Smith Of 1843

394 – 07-31-60- Big Rock's Mountain Park Hotel Was A Favorite Little Rock Resort In 1880s

 

 

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File 24- August 1960

Articles # 395-412:

395 – 08-01-60- Van Buren As Jump-off Point To The Old West

396 – 08-03-60- Of Oxford Professors And Drunken 'Texians'

397 – 08-05-60- Choctaws Were Fearful Of Arkansas Statehood

398 – 08-07-60- An Account Of A 'Gypsy' Camping Tour Through Sections Of Northern Arkansas

399 – 08-08-60- Frozen Sacramental Wine In Deep South

400 – 08-10-60- John Law's Legacy At The Post Of Arkansas

401 – 08-12-60- Sex And Reminiscence At Hyde's Opera House

402 – 08-14-60- ‘Arkansas Magazine' Was The First Literary Periodical Published In State

403 – 08-15-60- An 1826 Report On The Arkansas Hot Springs

404 – 08-17-60- Pike Had Sharp Ear For Frontier Speech

405 – 08-19-60- Alligators And Ague Along The Red River

406 – 08-21-60- Souvenir Issue Of Old Jonesboro Times Tells Of Community's Era Of Prosperity

407 – 08-22-60- The Do's And Don'ts Of University Life In '73

408 – 08-24-60- Cruelty To Slaves Was Really Yankees' Fault

409 – 08-26-60- A Naturalist's Report From Western Arkansas

410 – 08-28-60- Methodist Bishop Writes An Interesting Account Of His Journey Through State

411 – 08-29-60- Shifting Channels On 'The Father Of Floods’

412 – 08-30-60- Osage Resentment For The Spanish Presence

 

 

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File 25- September 1960

Articles # 413-429:

413 – 09-02-60- Vital Statistics In Ante-bellum Arkansas

414 – 09-04-60- Old Book Tells Of The Organization Of Arkansas's 'Jackson Guards'  Company

415 – 09-05-60- Fun And Games In Hot Springs Of The 1840s

416 – 09-07-60- An Early Example Of The Quickie Divorce

417 – 09-09-60- From 'Old Vienna' To The Cherokee Nation

418 – 09-11-60- Arkansan Writes Interesting Description Of The New Madrid Earthquake Of 1811

419 – 09-12-60- ‘New Madrid' Brought Terror To The River

420 – 09-14-60- Adding Up The Score On New Madrid Quake

421 – 09-16-60- ‘New Madrid' Effects Felt Over Large Area

422 – 09-18-60- Political Controversy And Litigation Delayed Construction Of State Capitol

423 – 09-19-60- Factories Of '80s Too Prone To Toot Whistle

424 – 09-21-60- The Early Rush For Bids To Annapolis

425 – 09-23-60- An Early History Of Banking In Arkansas

426 – 09-25-60- Old Little Rock University Drew An Impressive Enrollment In First Year

427 – 09-26-60- The Bank Of Maryland Expands Into Arkansas

428 – 09-28-60- Federal Aid Proposed For The Creek Nation

429 – 09-30-60- ‘Pardon Me, But Are You Harry S. Truman?'

 

 

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File 26- October 1960

Articles # 430-447:

430 – 10-02-60- New York Correspondent Writes Of The First Part Of Battle Of Pea Ridge

431 – 10-03-60- Minister's Report From The Arkansas Territory

432 – 10-05-60- A Sentimental Journey Back To Prairie Grove

433 – 10-07-60- A Frenchman's Contacts With 'Akanzas' Indians

434 – 10-09-60- Letter Tells Of Work On 'Great Raft' And Describes Journey To Hot Springs

435 – 10-10-60- A Glowing Look At The Spadra Mining Country

436 – 10-12-60- A Sociological Study Of Frontier Arkansas

437 – 10-14-60- The Schoolcraft Party Visits North Arkansas

438 – 10-16-60- 1862 Letter From David O. Dodd Tells Of His Work As A Telegrapher In Monroe

439 – 10-17-60- Archibald Yell As A 'Man Of The People'

440 – 10-19-60- An 1822 Penetration Of Red River Country

441 – 10-21-60- A Missionary Bishop's First Arkansas Visit

442 – 10-23-60- City's Business Leaders United In '80s To Form New Commercial Exchange

443 – 10-24-60- Early Pilgrimages To The 'Arsenic Spring'

444 – 10-26-60- Arkansas Dogs Unkind To Strangers In 1838

445 – 10-28-60- An 1820 Survey Along The Western Frontier

446 – 10-30-60- Conflicting Ownership Claims Impeded The Progress Of Hot Springs In 1800s

447 – 10-31-60- Genteel Learning In Fayetteville Of 1847

 

 

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File 27- November 1960

Articles # 448-464:

448 – 11-02-60- Dwight Mission Had To Break Some Hard Turf

449 – 11-04-60- Wallflowers Few In Little Rock Of 1843

450 – 11-06-60- Book 'Outposts Of Zion' Tells Of River Trip From Napoleon To Jefferson County

451 – 11-07-60- Spaniard vs. Indian In Arkansas Of 1790s

452 – 11-09-60- War Changed System Of Supplying Plantations

453 – 11-11-60- Gerstaecker In Search Of Men Nine Feet Tall

454 – 11-13-60- Thomas Hart Benton Writes Of 1828 Cession Of State Lands To Cherokees

455 – 11-14-60- Hard Lines On Road To Camp Walker (II)

456 – 11-16-60- An Examination Of The Unionist View In 1860

457 – 11-18-60- North Arkansas Still No Man's Land In '65

458 – 11-20-60- The Gazette, Founded At Arkansas Post, Will Observe 141st Anniversary Today

459 – 11-21-60- A Fun-loving Drummer On The Texarkana Run

460 – 11-23-60- An Irish Catholic's Mission To Arkansas

461 – 11-25-60- A 19th Century Look At Arkansas's Press

462 – 11-27-60- Clergyman-Author Describes Band Of Religious Fanatics Near Arkansas Post

463 – 11-28-60- ‘Bill Cush' Among The California 'Goldbugs'

464 – 11-30-60- The Graceful Life In Ante-bellum Arkansas

 

 

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File 28- December 1960

Articles # 465-481:

465 – 12-02-60- A Night At Altus' 'Old Licker House'

466 – 12-04-60- Document By Judge U.M. Rose Gives Views On The Pronunciation Of  'Arkansas'

467 – 12-05-60- Harrison's Go-getters At Turn Of The Century

468 – 12-07-60- Free Translation In The Cherokee Nation

469 – 12-09-60- Game Bags And Carpet Bags In Booming '70s

470 – 12-11-60- Engineer Officer Visits Hot Springs In '18 – And Describes Its Topography, Geology

471 – 12-12-60- A Close-up Look At John Law's Failure

472 – 12-14-60- When 'Circuit-riding' Was A Spiritual Test

473 – 12-16-60- The Chickasaws Could Drive A Hard Bargain

474 – 12-18-60- Father Marquette Visits 'Arkansas And Writes Of Voyage Down The Mississippi

475 – 12-19-60- Some Medical History Reflections (Pre-AMA)

476 – 12-21-60- The Martial Spirit In White County – Pre-war

477 – 12-23-60- Schoolcraft And The Poke Bayou 'Colons'

478 – 12-25-60- Businessman Visits Little Rock In '45 And Compliments Its Friendly People

479 – 12-26-60- No Tea And Toast On Our Indian Frontier

480 – 12-28-60- Oxford Don Meets His First 'Circuit-rider'

481a- 12-30-60- New Civil War Series Will Begin Next Week

481b- 12-30-60- Beginning Sunday – Chronicles Of Arkansas Presents THE CIVIL WAR IN ARKANSAS

 

 

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File 29- (2nd Series) January-February 1961

Articles # 482-515:

482 – 01-01-61- New Year's Day Of 1861 Dawned On A Tense And Uneasy State And Nation

483 – 01-02-61- Civil War Separated Talkers From Do-ers

484 – 01-04-61- Time Grows Short For Backers Of The Union

485 – 01-06-61- Gazette Views The New Year With Foreboding

486 – 01-08-61- 1860 Governor's Nomination Brings A Three Way Split In Democratic Party

487 – 01-09-61- An Uneasy 'Normality' On The Eve Of Battle

488 – 01-11-61- Drum-maker Suggests A 'Buy Arkansas' Policy

489 – 01-13-61- State Moves Toward Point Of No Return

490 – 01-15-61- Gazette's Policy In 1860: Constitution Can Resolve North-South Differences

491 – 01-16-61- Gazette Changes Line On The Biggest Issue

492 – 01-18-61- Buchanan's Policy:  Too Much – Too Late

493 – 01-20-61- Georgia Elects Route Of The Secessionists

494 – 01-22-61- Family Letters Show Differences Over The Burning Issue Of Secession In '61

495 – 01-23-61- Danley Dons Second Hat As Arms Buyer

496 – 01-25-61- Secessionist Party Draws New Recruits

497 – 01-27-61- ‘Moderates' Face The Old Familiar Squeeze

498 – 01-29-61- Newly Opened Telegraph Office Plays Significant Part In Secession Move

499 – 01-30-61- Little Rock Arsenal A Small-bore Sumter

500 – 02-01-61- Rector Sends Smoke Signal To The West

501 – 02-03-61- Arkansas Begins To Batten Down Hatches

502 – 02-05-61- False Rumor Tells Of Reinforcements For Arsenal; Rector Organizes Defense

503 – 02-06-61- Governor 'Interposes' Between Mob, Troops

504 – 02-08-61- ‘Preservator' Rector Takes Key To Arsenal

505 – 02-10-61- ‘Minority' Cause Of Little Rock Trouble

506 – 02-12-61- Unionists And Secessionists Alike Were Opposed To Seizure Of Federal Arsenal

507 – 02-13-61- Irregulars Move In On Army's Supplies

508 – 02-15-61- Hope Of Peace Was Long Time A-dying

509 – 02-17-61- Voters Asked To Look Again Before Leaping

510 – 02-19-61- As Arkansas Held Convention Election, The South Inaugurated Its President

511 – 02-20-61- Delegates Disclose Their Allegiances

512 – 02-22-61- More Delegates Show Their Affiliations

513 – 02-24-61- Still More On The Convention Line-up

514 – 02-26-61- Secession Feeling In State Ran High But Fort Smith Area Stood For Union

515 – 02-27-61- Children's Crusade In Arkansas County

 

 

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File 30- March-April 1961

Articles # 516-550:

516 – 03-01-61- Albert Pike Switches To Secessionist Line

517 – 03-03-61- Convention Settles Upon Its Officers

518 – 03-05-61- March 4, 1861 – State Awaited Word Of President Lincoln's Inaugural Address

519 – 03-06-61- The Sparring Begins In State Convention

520 – 03-08-61- Initial Secession Motion Is Entered

521 – 03-10-61- More Minds Changed By Lincoln's Speech

522 – 03-12-61- Convention Resolution Proposed Eight Amendments To Resolve The Controversy

523 – 03-13-61- Rector Sends Formal Word To Convention

524 – 03-15-61- Unionists' Good Faith Impeached

525 – 03-17-61- Outsiders Push The Secession Campaign

526 – 03-19-61- Convention Continued While Arkansas's Leaders Debated Secession Ordinance

527 – 03-20-61- Extremists Suffer Temporary Setback

528 – 03-22-61- The First Convention Session Is Adjourned

529 – 03-24-61- Two Sides Prepare For Showdown Vote

530 – 03-26-61- Resolutions, Circulars Urge Secession As Feeling On Issue Mounts Throughout State

531 – 03-27-61- Gazette Comes To Aid Of Union's Defenders

532 – 03-29-61- Gazette Carries The Fight To 'Cossacks'

533 – 03-31-61- Gazette Firm For Moderates' Cause

534 – 04-02-61- First Cavalry, Stationed At Fort Smith, Provided Top Generals For Both Armies

535 – 04-03-61- Troops Begin Some Preliminary Moves

536 – 04-05-61- The Letter-writers Chafe For Showdown

537 – 04-07-61- Army Shapes Up Its Defenses On Border

538 – 04-09-61- Sumter Falls—Lincoln's Proclamation Is Final Blow To Unionism In Arkansas

539 – 04-10-61- Dancing On The Brink With A Ballet Master

540 – 04-12-61- The Military Drilling Now Begins In Earnest

541 – 04-14-61- Lincoln Issues His Call To The Troops

542 – 04-16-61- Northern, Western Sections Of State Receive News Of Proclamation, Sumter

543 – 04-17-61- Report Form Sumter Changes Everything

544 – 04-19-61- Arkansans Rally To Different Standard

545 – 04-21-61- Second Convention Call Made Official

546 – 04-23-61- Five Military Units From Little Rock, Pulaski County Embark For Fort Smith

547 – 04-24-61- Confederates Make Counter Troop Call

548 – 04-26-61- Arkansas Sends Its Initial Volunteers

549 – 04-28-61- Editor Of Gazette Outlines Strategy

550 – 04-30-61- Cincinnati Group Seizes Arms Shipment Bound For Arkansas – State Retaliates

 

 

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File 31- May-June 1961

Articles # 551-585:

551 – 05-01-61- May Day Revelries Take On New Sound

552 – 05-03-61- ‘Defiant' Loner Is Brought Into Line

553 – 05-05-61- Time For Choosing Up On The Campuses

554 – 05-07-61- Convention Meets And Takes Historic Step – State Secedes From The Union

555 – 05-08-61- One More Vote For Secession Majority

556 – 05-10-61- ‘Regulators' Ride In Prairie County

557 – 05-12-61- Convention Speeds Order Of Business

558 – 05-14-61- 1st Arkansas Infantry Assembles After Secession Ordinance, Moves To Virginia

559 – 05-15-61- Second Thoughts On Seizure Of 'Arago'

560 – 05-17-61- Privateering Gets Convention's Okay

561 – 05-19-61- Pike On Mission To The Indian Country

562 – 05-21-61- Convention Asks Confederacy's Plans For Defense Of East, West Frontiers

563 – 05-22-61- Convention Acts To Bridge A New Chasm

564 – 05-24-61- State Troops Move To Western Border

565 – 05-26-61- The War-like Spirit And The Word Of God

566 – 05-28-61- Confederacy Seeks Arkansas Regiments For Assignment To The Indian Frontier

567 – 05-29-61- Vigilantes Rally In Fulton County

568 – 05-31-61- Unrest, Confusion Beset State Banks

569 – 06-02-61- Arkansas Force On Scene In Virginia

570 – 06-04-61- Convention Completes Its Business – Session Finally Adjourns On June 1, 1861

571 – 06-05-61- Union Forces Fear Move Toward Cairo

572 – 06-07-61- Hindman Ready To Leave For Virginia

573 – 06-09-61- Encampments Set Up Along Mississippi

574 – 06-11-61- The South Adopts 'Dixie' As Its Song - - Albert Pike Composes Popular Variation

575 – 06-12-61- Invincible Guards Move Into Capital

576 – 06-14-61- Davis Sets Day For Fasting And Prayer

577 – 06-16-61- A Firm 'No' From Cherokee Nation

578 – 06-18-61- Events In Missouri Provide Background For The Civil War Situation In Arkansas

579 – 06-19-61- Change Of Name For Totten's Artillery

580 – 06-21-61- Arkansas Divided On Use Of Troops

581 – 06-23-61- State Troubled By Indian Neutralists

582 – 06-25-61- McCulloch Rallies People Of State To Repel Possible Invasion From Missouri

583 – 06-26-61- ‘First' Fourth Is Observed As Usual

584 – 06-28-61- News Blackout Is Observed In State

585 – 06-30-61- Sale Of War Bonds Picks Up In State

 

 

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File 32- July-August 1961

Articles # 586-620:

586 – 07-02-61- Sate Troops March Toward Missouri, Meet Enemy, Win Bloodless Victory

587 – 07-03-61- Pike's Mission To Creeks Successful

588 – 07-05-61- Union Rebuffed In Southern Missouri

589 – 07-07-61- McCulloch Pulls Back To Regroup

590 – 07-09-61- War Preparations Continue As Forces Under McCulloch Advance In Missouri

591 – 07-10-61- McCulloch Shifts Encampment Place

592 – 07-12-61- Spa Eyes War Nix On Tourist Trade

593 – 07-14-61- South Sees Signs Of Divine Intervention

594 – 07-16-61- General Hardee, Over Opposition, Makes Transfer Of State Troops To Confederacy

595 – 07-17-61- State Continues To Mobilize And Deploy

596 – 07-19-61- Self-censorship In The Arkansas Press

597 – 07-21-61- Red Tape Delays Troop Transfers

598 – 07-23-61- Bull Run—First Great Battle Of War - - Ends In Decisive Confederate Victory

599 – 07-24-61- State Claims Own 'Volunteer' Motto

600 – 07-26-61- State Inventories Its War Materials

601 – 07-28-61- Adopting That Old 'Intercourse Law'

602 – 07-30-61- McCulloch, Pearce And Price Agree To Join Forces For March On Springfield

603 – 07-31-61- Scorecards Differ On Missouri Ambush

604 – 08-02-61- The Stage Is Set At Wilson's Creek

605 – 08-04-61- Feds Steal A March In Early Morning Raid

606 – 08-06-61- North, South Both Claim Victory At Wilson's Creek— But South Won It

607 – 08-07-61- Second-guessing After Oak Hills

608 – 08-09-61- Price, McCulloch, Split On Strategy

609 – 08-11-61- Second-guessing On Battle Of Oak Hills

610 – 08-13-61- Union Forces, Reinforcements Missing, Retreat From Springfield To Rolla, Mo.

611 – 08-14-61- Newspapers Laud Woodruff's Unit

612 – 08-16-61- More Dissension On Transfer Of Troops

613 – 08-18-61- In Camp With The 'Fourth Arkansas'

614 – 08-20-61- With Unity Of Command, Supplies, Arms –  Confederacy Might Have Taken Missouri

615 – 08-21-61- Waiting For The Word From Old New Madrid

616 – 08-23-61- State Prepares For A New Kind Of Vote

617 – 08-25-61- Recruiters Moving In On Little Rock

618 – 08-27-61- McCulloch Decides To Fall Back To Arkansas To Strengthen His Brigade

619 – 08-28-61- ‘Rhyme And Reason' South Of That Line

620 – 08-30-61- War Effort Hurt By Newsprint Shortage

 

 

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File 33- September-October 1961

Articles # 621-681:

621 – 09-01-61- Preparations For School Affected By War Fears

622 – 09-02-61- How Arkansas Schools Planned For 1861 Terms

623 – 09-03-61- Conflicting Reports, Criticism - - Charges Of Cowardice Mark Battle Of Oak Hills

624 – 09-04-61- Arguments Over Arms And Areas Of Command

625 – 09-05-61- Deployment, Transfers, Supply Cause Headaches

626 – 09-06-61- Need For Guns Published As Armory Established

627 – 09-07-61- Problem Of Protection For Western Arkansas

628 – 09-08-61- Jealousy, Resentment Crop Up In Command

629 – 09-09-61- Military Board Comes In For Additional Criticism

630 – 09-10-61- Confederate Election Of '61 Unusual – Davis And Stephens Had No Opposition

631 – 09-11-61- Recruiting Campaign Is Pushed In Arkansas

632 – 09-12-61- Yankee P.O.W.S Create Mild Sensation In State

633 – 09-13-61- Soldiers Elect Officers And Get Some Clothes

634 – 09-14-61- Volunteers Homesick, They Decide To Disband

635 – 09-15-61- Pike Calls On Choctaws To Join Confederacy

636 – 09-16-61- Hardee Gets Orders To Move His Command

637 – 09-17-61- Arkansas Names Four Members To The Confederate House Of Representatives

638 – 09-18-61- Governor Rector Calls For More Volunteers

639 – 09-19-61- Army Officers Seek Clothing Contributions

640 – 09-20-61- State Residents Urged to Operate Salt Springs ***(Copy only)

641 – 09-21-61- Fame Comes To Dentist After Illinois Shooting

642 – 09-22-61- McCulloch Refuses To March With Price

643 – 09-23-61- Price Meets The Enemy Near Dry Wood, Mo.

644 – 09-24-61- Price Advances Through Missouri And Wins A Major Victory At Lexington

645 – 09-25-61- Fall Of Lexington, Mo., Severe Blow To Union

646 – 09-26-61- Union's General Lane Adds To His Reputation

647 – 09-27-61- McCulloch Uses Threats To Get Some Weapons

648 – 09-28-61- Volunteers Are Sought For Artillery Company

649 – 09-29-61- Controversy Flares Up Over Calling Of Troops

650 – 09-30-61- Little Rock Gets Word: Railroad Bridge Finished

651 – 10-01-61- Kentucky's Neutrality Is Precarious -- And the South Makes a Wrong Move

652 – 10-02-61- Absent Officials Urged To Return Or Resign

653 – 10-03-61- The Third Arkansas Demonstrates Its Valor

654 – 10-04-61- Little Rock Ladies Sew And Sponsor Concerts

655 – 10-05-61- Campaigns For Clothing Meet Good Response

656 – 10-06-61- Inventors Keep Busy To Meet War Demands

657 – 10-07-61- Charges Of Cowardice Still Haunt Volunteers

658 – 10-08-61- Pike Concludes Treaty With Cherokees Allying The Tribe With The Confederacy

659 – 10-09-61- Invasion Threat Spurs State Recruiting Efforts

660 – 10-10-61- N.Y. Journal's Report Irks The True Democrat

661 – 10-11-61- The South Realizes Need For Home Manufacturing

662 – 10-12-61- Needing Lead, The South Seizes Missouri Mines

663 – 10-13-61- Wool, Cotton Present Problems In Blockade

664 – 10-14-61- Two Politicians Battle Over 'Personal Matter'

665 – 10-15-61- Fremont Takes Command Of Federal Army, Plans All-out Campaign Against Price

666 – 10-16-61- McCulloch's Dilemma Awakens People In State

667 – 10-17-61- McCulloch Death Report Is Received With Mirth

668 – 10-18-61- Arkansas Uses Prison As War Manufactory

669 – 10-19-61- Receivers Are Named For Sequestration Act

670 – 10-20-61- Religious Meetings Held Despite War Difficulties

671 – 10-21-61- Educator Establishes Language Study Classes

672 – 10-22-61- General Thompson's Missouri Maneuvers Touch Off Invasion Panic In Arkansas

673 – 10-23-61- Tax-paying Big Problem For Money Less Citizens

674 – 10-24-61- Confederate Currency Grabbed Up Eagerly

675 – 10-25-61- Better Communication Is Noted In Arkansas

676 – 10-26-61- Little Rock Tightens 'Pass' Rule For Negroes

677 – 10-27-61- Seized U.S. Land Used To Back Up War Bonds

678 – 10-28-61- Deposed Missourians Vote To Join South

679 – 10-29-61- Johnson, Mitchel Are Named Arkansas's Members Of Senate Of The Confederacy

680 – 10-30-61- 3 Arkansas Companies Organized Into Battalion

681 – 10-31-61- Governors, Newspapers Assail War Speculators

 

 

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File 34- November-December 1961

Articles # 682-742:

682 – 11-01-61- News Reaches Arkansas Of Federal Shipbuilding

683 – 11-02-61- Soldiers Keep Friends And Families Informed

684 – 11-03-61- War News Crowds Out Reporting On Little Rock

685 – 11-04-61- Two Views Put Forth On Defense Of Arkansas

686 – 11-05-61- Special Legislative Session Convenes - Rector Calls For Irish, German Regiments

687 – 11-06-61- War Bond Depreciation Causes Much Concern

688 – 11-07-61- Charges Of Inefficiency Plague Military Board

689 – 11-08-61- Home Guard Abolished In Favor Of The Militia

690 – 11-09-61- Railroad Faces Threat Of Losing Land In State

691 – 11-10-61- Memphis Home Provides Care For Ill Soldiers

692 – 11-11-61- Information On Industry Sought By Confederacy

693 – 11-12-61- Grant Attacks At Belmont, Mo. – Secures Position And Retires; Both Claim Victory

694 – 11-13-61- Shadow Of Suspicion Falls On Germans, Irish

695 – 11-14-61- Negroes Do Their Part In Fund-raising Drives

696 – 11-15-61- Much Progress Made In Telegraph Service

697 – 11-16-61- Women's New Fashions Irritate Journal Editor

698 – 11-17-61- Uncertainty Of River Still A Big Problem

699 – 11-18-61- New Little Rock Daily Boasts Big Circulation

700 – 11-19-61- Federal Force, Including Grant, Takes The Field Against General M. Jeff Thompson

701 – 11-20-61- Volunteers Sign Up For The Fourth Arkansas

702 – 11-21-61- Colonel Cleburne Wins Promotion To General

703 – 11-22-61- Confederates Construct Fortifications On River

704 – 11-23-61- Pike Gets Command Of Indian Territory

705 – 11-24-61- General Hindman Routs The Yankees In Kentucky

706 – 11-25-61- Masons And Odd Fellows Convene At Little Rock

707 – 11-26-61- Union Forces Withdraw From Springfield – Halleck Takes Over Western Command

708 – 11-27-61- Arkansas Press Slow To Criticize McCulloch

709 – 11-28-61- Another Battalion Joins Service Of Confederacy

710 – 11-29-61- Unionists From Hills Face Treason Charges

711 – 11-30-61- Military Takes Steps To Curb Speculators

712 – 12-01-61- Ex-Arkansan Invents New Battering Ram

713 – 12-02-61- Press, Military Board Keep Old Feud Going

714 – 12-03-61- Gazette's Criticism Of Military Board Results In Challenge To Editor Danley

715 – 12-04-61- Commanders Of Militia Inspect Their Units

716 – 12-05-61- Journal's Weekly Paper Fails To Get Off Ground

717 – 12-06-61- Price's Aide Visits State To Enlist Some Troops

718 – 12-07-61- 4 Entertainments Held For Benefit Of Soldiers

719 – 12-08-61- 4th Arkansas Leaves Little Rock For Kentucky

720 – 12-09-61- McCulloch's Troops Go Into Winter Quarters

721 – 12-10-61- Conflict Between McCulloch And Price Rises; Former Pleads Case In Richmond

722 – 12-11-61- Garland Wins Election; Unionist Charge Fails

723 – 12-12-61- Mechanics Unite To Fight Pay System's Hazards

724 – 12-13-61- Funds Are Apportioned For Railroad Completion

725 – 12-14-61- Two Colonels' Dispute Comes Before Public

726 – 12-15-61- Artillery Group Forms, Moves To Little Rock

727 – 12-16-61- Secession Almost Halts Arkansas’s Commerce

728 – 12-17-61- Davis Strongly Resists Proposal To Give Western Command To Gen. Sterling Price

729 – 12-18-61- Confederate Congress Enacts Bonus Legislation

730 – 12-19-61- 12th Arkansas Regiment Is Sent To Missouri Fort

731 – 12-20-61- Loss Of Postal System Brings South Problems

732 – 12-21-61- Borland Stays In News With Order On Finance

733 – 12-22-61- Little Rock Firm Tries To Keep Prices Down

734 – 12-23-61- Hindman’s Men Asked To A Ball In Kentucky

735 – 12-24-61- Colonel Cooper Conducts Campaign In The Indian Territory West Of Arkansas

736 – 12-25-61- Sixth Arkansas Treated To Feast For Federals

737 – 12-26-61- Pike Goes To Richmond With His Indian Treaties

738 – 12-27-61- Journal Gives Report Of A Kansas Refugee

739 – 12-28-02- Newspapers Take Up Discussion Of New Flag

740 – 12-29-61- Southerners Examine Symbols Of Old Nation

741 – 12-30-61- The 12-months Soldiers Receive Poor Treatment

742 – 12-31-61- Secret Society Of Union Sympathizers Is discovered In Northern Arkansas

End of Box 1

 

 

Box 2

File 1 – January-February 1962

Article’s # 743-801:

743 – 01-01-62- Gee’s Fifteenth Infantry Enters Army Of South

744 – 01-02-62- Two Missourians Sent To Get Arkansas Legion

745 – 01-03-62- Missouri General Fails To Receive Appointment

746 – 01-04-62- Gantt Requests Troops From State; Plea Denied

747 – 01-05-62- Officers Hope To Put Arkansans In 1 Brigade

748 – 01-06-62- Few Arkansans Made Generals; Papers Gripe

749 – 01-07-62- Capable And Well-qualified West Pointer Takes Over Trans-Mississippi District

750 – 01-08-62- Several In State Offer Designs For South’s Flag

751 – 01-09-62- 1861 Cotton Is Unsold, Presents Farm Problem

752 – 01-10-62- South Realizes Need To Be Self-Sustaining

753 – 01-11-62- Mayor Of Little Rock Re-Elected Unopposed

754 – 01-12-62- Special Session Passes Plan On Tax Relief

755 – 01-12-62- Facing Money Crisis, South Turns To Bonds

756 – 01-14-62- January 26 Is Historic Day For State -- Memphis And Little Rock Railroad Opens

757 – 01-15-62- Little Rock Unprepared For Maxey’s ill Soldiers

758 – 01-16-62- State Sadly Lacking In Hospital Facilities

759 – 01-17-62- Newspapers Modify Attacks On Military Board

760 – 01-18-62- Journal Tries To ‘Divide’ Press Foes Of Rector

761 – 01-19-62- War Begins To Take Toll Among Newspapers

762 – 01-20-62- Produce Sales Controls Bring Attacks On Borland

763 – 01-21-62- Federal Army Uses The Winter Months To Train Troops -- CSA Misses Opportunity

764 – 01-22-62- Pike Returns To State After Report On Indians

765 – 01-23-62- Many Arkansans Cured At Hospital In Memphis

766 – 01-24-62- Little Rock Business Thrives Despite War

767 – 01-25-62- General, Paper Offer Wool-Weaving Prizes

768 – 01-26-62- Sectional Bias Distorts News From The North

769 – 01-27-62- Pillow’s Claim To Fame Based On Martial Career

770 – 01-28-62- Confederate, Union Armies Plan Major Reorganizations In two Vital Theaters

771 – 01-29-62- Pennsylvania Captain Sank Boat Deliberately

772 – 01-30-62- Rise In Cost Of Living Greater At Little Rock

773 – 01-31-62- Little Rock Man Finds A New Tanning Process

774 – 02-01-62- Rail Firm Asks Funds To Complete Its Line

775 – 02-02-62- Need For Small Change Continues To Be Problem

776 – 02-03-62- Confederate Congress Holds Its First Session

777 – 02-04-62- Fall Of An Important Fort In Tennessee Shocks Confederacy From Complacency

778 – 02-05-62- Little Rock Realizes Need For A Hospital

779 – 02-06-62- News Of February ’62 Tells Of Army Changes

780 – 02-07-62- Arrival Of Van Dorn Curtails Recruiting Plan

781 – 02-08-62- Rector Issues Request For 8,500 Volunteers

782 – 02-09-62- Gazette Attacks Gantt As Incompetent, Climber

783 – 02-10-62- Two Generals’ Arrival Brings Troops To Posts

784 – 02-11-62- Grant Takes Fort Donelson, Tennessee, In First Major Victory For Union Army

785 – 02-12-62- Forts Henry, Donelson Fall; South Is Alarmed

786 – 02-13-62- Van Dorn Gives Orders To Concentrate Troops

787 – 02-14-62- Price Tarries Too Long At Offices In Springfield

788 – 02-15-62- Reports Of Price Retreat Reach Colonel Herbert

789 – 02-16-62- South Reportedly Wins Skirmish At Potts’ Hill

790 – 02-17-62- North’s General Asboth Sent To Take Bentonville

791 – 02-18-62- McCulloch’s ‘Scorched Earth’ Policy Draws Strong Protests Over The State

792 – 02-19-62- Curtis Orders Asboth To Enter Fayetteville

793 – 02-20-62- Confederates Restless At Camp In Mountains

794 – 02-21-62- Federal Numbers, Actions Are Difficult To Estimate

795 – 02-22-62- New Threat Of Invasion Presented In Northeast

796 – 02-23-62- Price Wants Position; Two Others Fall Back

797 – 02-24-62- Crump’s Cavalry Unit Honored At Washington

798 – 02-25-62- Prelude To Pea Ridge-Two Great Armies Assemble In Hills Of Northwest  Arkansas

799 – 02-26-62- 17th Arkansas Regiment Plagued By Disasters

800 – 02-27-62- Request Of Van Dorn Boosts State Recruiting

801 – 02-28-62- General Van Dorn Visits Camp To Settle Dispute

 

 

Box 2

File 2 – March-April 1962

Articles # 802-862:

802 – 03-01-62- Van Dorn Begins Drive Toward Federal Camps

803 – 03-02-62- Union Private Gathers Facts On Price’s Camp

804 – 03-03-62- Carr’s Division Arrives Before Van Dorn Acts

805 – 03-04-62- Bloody Battle Of Pea Ridge Begins

806 – 03-05-62- Van Dorn, Curtis Review Events, Await The Dawn

807 – 03-06-62- Curtis Moves Troops, Orders Them To Hold

808 – 03-07-62- Illinois Company Fires, Ends McCulloch’s Career

809 – 03-08-62- Curtis’ Title For Battle Remains: It’s Pea Ridge

810 – 03-09-62- Reports Of Battle Events Given; Many Fantastic

811 – 03-10-62- Soldiers Attribute Defeat To Death Of 2 Leaders

812 – 03-11-62- Second Day Of Pea Ridge Dawns

813 – 03-12-62- Reports On Armies’ Size At Pea Ridge Conflict

814 – 03-13-62- Van Dorn Sends Party To Negotiate Exchange

815 – 03-14-62- Two Doctors Provide Pea Ridge Information

816 – 03-15-62- Curtis Protests Tactics Of Albert Pike’s Indians

817 – 03-16-62- ***Missing

818 –03-17-62- News From Pea Ridge Distributed Quite Slowly

819 – 03-18-62- The Retreat From Pea Ridge- It Was More Disastrous Than A Dozen Battles

820 – 03-19-62- Telegraph Lines Used To Advantage Of Curtis

821 – 03-20-62- Several Divisions Late For Battle Of Pea Ridge

822 – 03-21-62- Fire Prompts Report That Dead Were Burned

823 – 03-22-62- Curtis Moves Quarters To Appraise Situation

824 – 03-23-62- Expedition Sent To Find Confederate Guerrillas

825 – 03-24-62- South Suffers Heaviest In River Swamp Fighting

826 – 03-25-62- Governor Rector Calls Special Session Of Assembly Despite Strong Opposition

827 – 03-26-62- Nine Union Soldiers Win Medals In Arkansas Duty

828 – 03-27-62- Land Sales Suspended, Land Officers’ Pay Cut

829 – 03-28-62- 2 Arkansas Acts Reject Grain Shortage Of War

830 – 03-29-62- Fayetteville Judge Holds Staunch Union Sentiment

831 – 03-30-62- Curtis Orders Troops To Behave Cautiously

832 – 03-31-62- Troops Continue Moving Although Van Dorn Gone

833 – 04-01-62- Confederate Forces Make Their Stand At Island 10, Below Columbus, Kentucky

834 – 04-02-62- Brent Finds Evacuation Early At New Madrid

835 – 04-03-62- Stewart And Walker Direct 2 Evacuations

836 – 04-04-62- 1862 Congress Ponders How To Abolish Slavery

837 – 04-05-62- Senator Johnson Had Great Political Influence

838 – 04-06-62- Johnson, Rector Agree Fighting Needs Limiting

839 – 04-07-62- Many Non-Arkansans Raise Troops In State

840 – 04-08-62- Federal General John Pope Establishes Base Of Operations Against Island 10

841 – 04-09-62- Cook Commands Troops In Evacuation Of Island

842 – 04-10-62- Reports Unsatisfactory On Action On Island 10

843 – 04-11-62- Pope Goes Down River After Taking Island 10

844 – 04-12-62- Federal Visit At Osceola Used To Survey Region

845 – 04-13-62- Planters Are Requested To Give Plantation Bells

846 – 04-14-62- Men Are Off To War, Women Begin Working

847 – 04-15-62- Shiloh- One Of The Bloodiest Battles Of Civil War – Is Fought In Tennessee

848 – 04-16-62- 13th Arkansas Regiment Fought In Shiloh Battle

849 – 04-17-62- Two Helena Generals Direct Brigades At Shiloh

850 – 04-18-62- Patterson’s 8th Arkansas Was In Wood’s Brigade

851 – 04-19-62- Capital Guards Captain Describes Shiloh Vividly

852 – 04-20-62- Federal Army Begins Drive From Pea Ridge

853 – 04-21-62- Confederate Congress Passes Conscription Act

854 – 04-22-62- Van Dorn Plans To Move His Forces To Co-operate With Johnston, Beauregard

855 – 04-23-62- Van Dorn Issues Call For Texas Regiments

856 – 04-24-62- Little Rock Gets Report That Federals On Way

857 – 04-25-62- Pike’s Supplies, Men Shift To Van Dorn’s Use

858 – 04-26-62- 4 Or 5 Buildings Used As Emergency Hospitals

859 – 04-27-62- North Takes Telegraph; News Reports Hampered

860 – 04-28-62- Federal Spring Drive Brings Newspaper Crisis

861 – 04-29-62- General Curtis Leaves Pea Ridge Area But Still Plans Major Attack On Little Rock

862 – 04-30-62- Curtis’ Soldiers Find Batesville Is Delightful

 

 

Box 2

File 3 – May-June 1962

Articles # 863-923:

863 – 05-01-62- Halleck Takes To Field After Battle of Shiloh

864 – 05-02-62- Rumors Are Circulated That Phelps Is Governor

865 – 05-03-62- Union Army’s Presence Tests Citizens’ Loyalty

866 – 05-04-62- Curtis Readies March by Planning Supply Line

867 – 05-05-62- Closeness of Federals Brings Fears for Cotton

868 – 05-06-62- Curtis’ Plan to Capture Little Rock Forces Flight To Southwest Arkansas

869 – 05-07-62- Arkansas Papers Lead Protest Of Proclamation

870 – 05-08-62- Rector Remains Silent Until Farewell Speech

871 – 05-09-62- Roane Is Left In Charge to Forward the Troops

872 – 05-10-62- Texas Troops, Needing Rest, Halt at Washington

873 – 05-11-62- Local Women Organize To Care for Ill Soldiers

874 – 05-12-62- 2 Congressmen Return Holding Hope for South

875 – 05-13-62- Floods, Supply Difficulties Doom Curtis’ Plan for a Major Attack On Little Rock

876 – 05-14-62- State Changes Opinion on Guerrilla Warfare

877 – 05-15-62- General Roane Declares Martial Law in Little Rock

878 – 05-16-62- Few Complaints Heard About Law Proclamation

879 – 05-17-62- Rector And Editor Plan Duel, But It’s Called Off

880 – 05-18-62- Editor Publishes Letters About Duel That Failed

881 – 05-19-62- Charles Ellet Ordered To Set Up Steam Fleet

882 – 05-20-62- Curtis Leaves Camp Near Searcy Landing and Returns to Batesville Headquarters

883 – 05-21-62- Curtis Sends Out Scouts to Disperse Proponents

884 – 05-22-62- Yankees, Confederates Complain Of Brutality

885 – 05-23-62- Batesville, Jacksonport Publish Union Journals

886 – 05-24-62- Reorganization Begins Under Conscript Act

887 – 05-25-62- Act Stirs Displeasure, But There’s Brightness

888 – 05-26-62- General Hindman Gives Orders For Encounter

889 – 05-27-62- Beauregard’s Shattered Forces Retreat from Shiloh - - To Corinth, Mississippi

890 – 05-28-62- Beauregard Dispatches Force To Meet Advance

891 – 05-29-62- Curtis Fears a Fleet, but it’s Only One Boat

892 – 05-30-62- Curtis Hopes To Capture the Gunboat Maurepas

893 – 05-31-62- Cavalry Unit Departs To Raid Federal Camp

894 – 06-01-62- March Is Uneventful, So Soldiers Act Foolish

895 – 06-02-62- Curtis Asks Permission to Raise 10 Regiments

896 – 06-03-62- Conflicting Orders Create New Defense Commands in Trans-Mississippi Area

897 – 06-04-62- Needing Men, Hindman Threatens, Gets His Way

898 – 06-05-62- Hindman’s Men Gather Arms and Ammunition

899 – 06-06-62- Memphis Surrendered After Short Naval Fight

900 – 06-07-62- Federals Break, Retreat After Reed River Incident

901 – 06-08-62- Cotton Burning Started; Hindman Eases Policy

902 – 06-09-62- Curtis Says Guerrillas Must Face Death Penalty

903 – 06-10-62- Pike Reluctant To Strip His Depleted Command to Meet March on Little Rock

904 – 06-11-62- Hindman Sends Troops but Federals Retreating

905 – 06-12-62- Colonel Sends for Food; Southerners Raid Party

906 – 06-13-62- Steamer Clara Dolson Outruns Federal Boats

907 – 06-14-62- Gunboat Arkansas Stirs Fear In Federal Hearts

908 – 06-15-62- Hindman Issues Order, Requests Citizen Units

909 – 06-16-62- Seley Sends Men to Get Food; They Meet Trouble

910 – 06-17-62- Federal White River Expedition Opens With Major Engagement at St. Charles

911 – 06-18-62- Danley Takes Over Under Martial Law

912 – 06-19-62- Fate Settles Question of Western Command

913 – 06-20-62- Hindman Reorganizes Hospitals at Little Rock

914 – 06-21-62- Missouri Unit Burdened With Excess Generals

915 – 06-22-62- Troops Don’t Show Up; Curtis Grows Nervous

916 – 06-23-62- Yarn Factory Owner Irritates His Customers

917 – 06-24-62- Curtis Makes A ‘Sherman’s March’ In Attempt to Join White River Expedition

918 – 06-25-62- Rust Lacks Time, Alters Plan to Block Federals

919 – 06-26-62- Fitch Sends Transports with Supplies for Curtis

920 – 06-27-62- Jacksonport Residents Are Hostile To Federals

921 – 06-28-62- Curtis’ Troops Begin the March to Augusta

922 – 06-29-62- Public Lacks Reports On Curtis’ Movements

923 – 06-30-62- Curtis’ Army Leaves Augusta for Clarendon

 

 

Box 2

File 4 – July-August 1962

Articles # 924-985:

924 – 07-01-62- Cache River Battle See-saw Affair but Union Forces Finally Win Day

925 – 07-02-62- Curtis Pushes Forward, Has Supply Problems

926 – 07-03-62- Curtis Denies Rumors’ Letter Disputes Denials

927 – 07-04-62- Curtis’ Actions Assailed By Both South, North

928 – 07-05-62- Washburn Moves Out; March Proves Difficult

929 – 07-06-62- Troops Behind Army; Forced March Made

930 – 07-07-62- Hindman Makes Effort to Halt Curtis’ March

931 – 07-08-62- General Curtis Occupies Helena - - And A Side Observation on the ‘Camel Corps’

932 – 07-09-62- Fifteenth Texas Cavalry Camps Near Batesville

933 – 07-10-62- Hindman Issues Order Setting Up Martial Law

934 – 07-11-62- Colonel Danley Issues Regulations for District

935 – 07-12-62- Hindman’s Act Forces Unionists to Flee State

936 – 07-13-62- Federal Army Arrests Many Civilians in State

937 – 07-14-62- Hindman Agents Scour Countryside for Guns

938 – 07-15-62- The Ironclad Ram ‘Arkansas’ Strikes Terror as it Moves On the Union Fleet

939 – 07-16-62- Defense of Missouri is Left to New Militia

940 – 07-17-62- Curtis Continues To Give Free Papers to Slaves

941 – 07-18-62- Curtis Seeks Troops; Authorization Is Delayed

942 – 07-19-62- Colonel Is Authorized To Raise State Cavalry

943 – 07-20-62- Confederates Receive Arms Despite Blockade

944 – 07-21-62- Shaler Takes Regiment, Is Received Unpopularly

945 – 07-22-62- Federal Troops from Kansas Move South To Reclaim Indian Territory for Union

946 – 07-23-62- Halleck Sends Curtis Governorship Orders

947 – 07-24-62- Sentiment Runs High Against Hindman Rule

948 – 07-25-62- Federal Action Learned, Himdman Acts Similarly

949 – 07-26-62- Small Southern Force Keeps Federals on Edge

950 – 07-27-62- Federal Colonel Craves Activity, Earns Rebuke

951 – 07-28-62- Many Local Negroes Join Federal March

952 – 07-29-62- Pike Is Unable To Keep His Department Independent - - He Resigns His Command

953 – 07-30-62- 4 Southern Governors Meet Secretly In Texas

954 – 07-31-62- Some Questions Arise On Moving Of Archives

955 – 08-01-62- Many Desert Hindman; Executions End Flights

956 – 08-02-62- 3-man Panel Is Named To Judge the Disloyal

957 – 08-03-62- Colonel Fagan Reports Resignation at Little Rock

958 – 08-04-62- Curtis Goes To Helena, Puts Off Capital March

959 – 08-05-62- Ram Arkansas’s Career Is Ended As Her Crew Destroys Her Near Baton Rouge

960 – 08-06-62- Hovey’s Division Leaves, But Returns to Helena

961 – 08-07-62- Federal Force Is Sent To Check White River

962 – 08-08-62- A Former Confederate Gives Hovey Information

963 – 08-09-62- Summer Of ’62 Brings 2 Big Postal Changes

964 – 08-10-62- Business Restrictions Draw Strong Protests

965 – 08-11-62- Issuing Of Free Papers Brings Wrath on Curtis

966 – 08-12-62- Holmes Takes Command at Little Rock – Adopts Hindman’s Harsh Policies

967 – 08-13-62- Price’s Men Believe They’ll Be in Campaign

968 – 08-14-62- Holmes Finds Hindman Putting Army Together

969 – 08-15-62- Conscription Increased; Many Forced To Flee

970 – 08-16-62- Two Find Arkadelphia Filled With Sick Soldiers

971 – 08-17-62- Federal Army Begins Raiding To Take Cotton

972 – 08-18-62- Action in Mississippi Hurts Arkansas Army

973 – 08-19-62- Rector’s Gubernatorial Term Cut In Half by State Supreme Court Ruling Of 1862

974 – 08-20-62- Curtis Gets Permission to Build Fort at Helena

975 – 08-21-62- Illinois Infantryman Tells Of Activities Along River

976 – 08-22-62- Sutlers Reap Profits; Whiskey Trade Halted

977 – 08-23-62- Hindman Orders Boards to Consider Violations

978 – 08-24-62- Regulation on Passports Proves Very Unpopular

979 – 08-25-62- Pike Returns To Home Amid Hindman Dispute

980 – 08-26-62- ‘King’ Cotton Gains More Significance as an Economic Factor in the Civil War

981 – 08-27-62- Gubernatorial Campaign Begins Late In August

982 – 08-28-62- Editors Offer Advice on Legislative Session

983 – 08-29-62- Many Seek To Evade Draft; Rules Tightened

984 – 08-30-62- Curtis Sends Expedition to Take Southern Boat

985 – 08-31-62- Schools Closed By War; Many Tell Of Reopening

 

 

Box 2

File 5 – September-October 1962

Articles # 986-1046:

986 – 09-01-62- Slow, Uncertain Mails Create Anxiety in State

987 – 09-02-62- Curtis Takes Leave Of Absence; Steele Assumes Federal Southwest Command

988 – 09-03-62- Holmes Mild-Mannered; Order Gives Example

989 – 09-04-62- Debts of Confederacy Continue To Rise in State

990 – 09-05-62- Capture Of the Fair Play Adds to Arms Shortage

991 – 09-06-62- Blankets, Clothes Sought Anew As Summer Ends

992 – 09-07-62- Holmes Finds Command Is Deficient In Officers

993 – 09-08-62- McBride Made General; Action Is Unconfirmed

994 – 09-09-62- 1862 Campaign Unique—the Winning Candidate Didn’t Know He Was Running

995 – 09-10-62- Governors’ Conclave Drafted Letter to Davis

996 – 09-11-62- Federal Cavalry Raids Boat During Unloading

997 – 09-12-62- First Battle of Campaign Ends In Southern Victory

998 – 09-13-62- Eager For Big March, Federals Grow Restless

999 – 09-14-62- Austrian’s Book Gives Account of Arkansas

1000 – 09-15-62- A Hopeful Season Destined To Be Short

1001 – 09-16-62- Arkansas Troops in Battle of Luka – Prelude To the Great Conflict at Corinth

1002 – 09-17-62- Shelby Gets Brigade Under Federals’ Noses

1003 – 09-18-62- Hindman Sends Brigade to Drive Out Federals

1004 – 09-19-62- Price Awaits Return After Mississippi Battles

1005 – 09-20-62- Most Southerners End Action in Arkansas

1006 – 09-21-62- Isaac Murphy, Unionist, Departs With Federals

1007 – 09-22-62- Private in Texas Unit Recalls Arkansas March

1008 – 09-23-62- South’s Guerrilla Tactics Gain Increasing Prominence During Summer and Fall Of ‘62

1009 – 09-24-62- Curtis’ Leave Revoked, He Assumes Command

1010 – 09-25-62- Carr Put In Command; Steele Demanding March

1011 – 09-26-62- Federal Parties Meet, In Error, Shoot It Out

1012 – 09-27-62- Confused Texas Unionist Finally Reaches Safety

1013 – 09-28-62- Prisoner Return Begins; Arkansan Included

1014 – 09-29-62- Supplies Running Short; Substitutes Improvised

1015 – 09-30-62- Battle of Corinth Is Federal Victory—But Rosecrans Praises Confederate Heroism

1016 – 10-01-62- Van Dorn Retreats, With Slight Opposition

1017 – 10-02-62- Holmes Assigns Stations to Men Under Him

1018 – 10-03-62- Brigade Under Shaver Marches to Yellville

1019 – 10-04-62- Salt Shortage Acute, Holmes Takes Action

1020 – 10-05-62- Carr Takes Command; Force Sharply Reduced

1021 – 10-06-62- Rain Prevents Holmes from Completing Order

1022 – 10-07-62- Royston Moves to Block Martial Law As ’62 Confederate Congress Convenes

1023 – 10-08-62- New Weekly Newspaper Assailed As Rector Sheet

1024 – 10-09-62- Efforts Are Increased To Aid Soldiers’ Families

1025 – 10-10-62- Reports of Life in North Influence Slaves to Stay

1026 – 10-11-62- Attacked Federals Panic, Then Southerners Flee

1027 – 10-12-62- Fat Federal’s Hiding Leads To a Thumping

1028 – 10-13-62- Major Begins March, But Returns to Missouri

1029 – 10-14-62- Schofield’s Army of the Frontier Moves into Arkansas—Prepares for Campaign

1030 – 10-15-62- Southerners Fall Back In Northwest Arkansas

1031 – 10-16-62- Union General Decides Not To Pursue Shelby

1032 – 10-17-62- Texas Units Ordered To Move to Virginia

1033 – 10-18-62- Army’s Size Increases But Readiness Doubtful

1034 – 10-19-62- Davis Told Of Weapons; They Were Big Problems

1035 – 10-20-62- Federal General Grows Uneasy, Fearing Attack

1036 – 10-21-62- Schofield Strikes Last Blow In Arkansas –Army of Frontier Returns to Missouri

1037 – 10-22-62- Federal Troops Meet Fayetteville’s ‘Wild Bill’

1038 – 10-23-62- A Hungry Union Army Finds Its Own Supplies

1039 – 10-24-62- Union Men Hate To See Army Leave Fayetteville

1040 – 10-25-62- Union Foraging Party Is Taken By Surprise

1041 – 10-26-62- Victorious Band Flees To Safety Across White

1042 – 10-27-62- Federal Troops Take Current River Ferry

1043 – 10-28-62- Pike-Hindman Controversy Continues While Richmond Studies Their Charges

1044 – 10-29-62- Gazette Editor Suffers Injury That Proves Fatal

1045 – 10-30-62- Doctor, Believed Dead, Manages To Get Home

1046 – 10-31-62- Federal Troops Revisit Pea Ridge Battlefield

 

 

Box 2

File 6 – November-December 1962

Articles # 1047-1107:

1047 – 11-01-62- Martial Law Is Lifted; Civil Courts Reopened

1048 – 11-02-62- 2 Newspapers Forced To Raise Their Rates

1049 – 11-03-62- Legislature Convenes Minus Complete Roster

1050 – 11-04-62- Rector Delivers His Farewell Address; Flanagin Is Inaugurated on November 15

1051 – 11-05-62- Legislature Passes Act To Aid Indigent Families

1052 – 11-06-62- 14th Assembly Passes Slave Conscription Act

1053 – 11-07-62- Legislature Amplifies Government Safety Plan

1054 – 11-08-62- Act Of 1862 Suspends State’s Collecting Taxes

1055 – 11-09-62- True Democrat Assails Rector’s Administration

1056 – 11-10-62- Assembly Tries To Make the State Self-Sustaining

1057 – 11-11-62- General Assembly Meets in November, Elects Senator and Four State Officials

1058 – 11-12-62- State Institute for Blind Starts Out On Donations

1059 – 11-13-62- Governor Vetoes Bill To Help Camden Bank

1060 – 11-14-62- 2 New Counties Created By Legislature In 1862

1061 – 11-15-62- Curtis Finds Relations Growing Uncomfortable

1062 – 11-16-62- Vandever Leads Force On Scouting Expedition

1063 – 11-17-62- Holmes Tries to Bolster Force, Meets Trouble

1064 – 11-18-62- Low Water Forces Federals to Abandon ’62 Expedition Against Arkansas Post

1065 – 11-19-62- Federal Soldiers Raise Doubts About Expedition

1066 – 11-20-62- Hindman Units Retreat; Reorganization Started

1067 – 11-21-62- Blunt Left to Hold Area as Schofield Pulls Out

1068 – 11-22-62- Burbridge Told To Stop Supplies for Schofield

1069 – 11-23-62- Blunt Sends Out Scouts; Southern Guard Retreats

1070 – 11-24-62- Cavalry Rests, Begins Raid on Federal Supplies

1071 – 11-25-62- Federal General Blunt Moves South—Battles Rage At Cane Hill, Prairie Grove

1072 – 11-26-62- Blunt Takes Over Camp, Awaits Southern March

1073 – 11-27-62- Yellville Plant ‘Ruined,’ Resumes Operation Soon

1074 – 11-28-62- Federals Again Attack ‘Ruined’ Saltpeter Works

1075 – 11-29-62- Blunt’s Army Publishes One Paper at Cane Hill

1076 – 11-30-62- Battle Of Prairie Grove Stops Work on Journal

1077 – 12-01-62- Hindman Issues Orders For Discipline in Battle

1078 – 12-02-62- Marmaduke Is Thrown Back at Cane Hill - - And Retreats South to Lee’s Creek

1079 – 12-03-62- Prairie Grove Reports Clouded On Organization

1080 – 12-04-62- Frost Led One Division at Prairie Grove Battle

1081 – 12-05-62- Blunt Headed U.S. Force at Prairie Grove Battle

1082 – 12-06-62- Hindman Hopes to Fool Federal Forces by Ruse

1083 – 12-07-62- Blunt Decides Harrison Not Reliable In Battle

1084 – 12-08-62- Skirmishes Are Resumed; Troops Leave Cane Hill

1085 – 12-09-62- Hindman’s Army Evades Blunt’s Force, Famous Battle of Prairie Grove Begins

1086 – 12-10-62- Pittman Finds His Home Converted Into Hospital

1087 – 12-11-62- Casualties Total 2,574 in Prairie Grove Battle

1088 – 12-12-62- Hindman Strategy Wins Praise from the Enemy

1089 – 12-13-62- Orders to Kill Officers Enrages Hindman Foe

1090 – 12-14-62- Fayetteville Was Uneasy As Battle Force Passed

1091 – 12-15-62- Church, Homes Became Hospitals After Battle

1092 – 12-16-62- Hindman Foresees Defeat, Starts Retreat from Prairie Grove Toward Van Buren

1093 – 12-17-62- Hindman Censures Unit Under Adams’ Command

1094 – 12-18-62- Criticism of Fighting By Confederates Refuted

1095 – 12-19-62- Hindman Makes Protest on Use of Indian Troops

1096 – 12-20-62- Isaac Murphy Family Target Of Guerrillas

1097 – 12-21-62- Wounded Left Behind As Confederates Retreat

1098 – 12-22-62- Battle Of Prairie Grove: Both Sides Claimed Win

1099 – 12-23-62- Hindman Flees As Blunt, Herron Attack Van Buren at Year’s End, Occupy City

1100 – 12-24-62- West Shells Van Buren; One Killed, 5 Wounded

1101 – 12-25-62- Van Buren Is Pillages As Union Troops Leave

1102 – 12-26-62- Civilians Calm As Troops of U.S. Reach Van Buren

1103 – 12-27-62- Hindman Army Destitute; Retreats from Van Buren

1104 – 12-28-62- Several Factors Figure In High Desertion Rate

1105 – 12-29-62- Hindman Has To Leave Wounded As He Retreats

1106 – 12-30-62- Hindman’s Half-Starved Forces March Toward Little Rock as Year 1862 Ends

1107 – 12-31-62- Little Rock Morale Low as Confederates Arrive

 

 

Box 2

File 7 – January-February 1963

Articles # 1108-1166:

1108 – 01-01-63- Federals’ Eastern Base Is Established At Helena

1109 – 01-02-63- Texans Grow Restless; Discipline Is Threatened

1110 – 01-03-63- Confederates Capture Federal Transport Boat

1111 – 01-04-63- Nurses Followed Army; Worked Without Pay

1112 – 01-05-63- Need For Food in State Brings Northern Traders

1113 – 01-06-63- Marmaduke Hits Missouri as Hindman’s Force Continues Its Retreat to Little Rock

1114 – 01-07-63- Indian Territory Is Put Under Steele’s Command

1115 – 01-08-63- Indians Prove Problems to Confederate Leaders

1116 – 01-09-63- Phillips’ Unit Detached From Army of Frontier

1117 – 01-10-63- Grant Relies On Sherman for Drive on Vicksburg

1118 – 01-11-63- Order to Divide Upsets Grant’s Vicksburg Plan

1119 – 01-12-63- 5,000 Await Attack at Next Rise of River

1120 – 01-13-63- Federal Forces Attack Arkansas Post-Fort Hindman Falls to Mcclernand

1121 – 01-14-63- Confederate Battle Loss Less Than From Measles

1122 – 01-15-63- Captive Southerners Win Song Battle from Guards

1123 – 01-16-63- Victorious Federals Stay Briefly In Arkansas Post

1124 – 01-17-63- News Blackout at Post Causes Much Suspense

1125 – 01-18-63- Water In River Too Low for Attack on Little Rock

1126 – 01-19-63- Arkansas Post Victory Widely Misrepresented

1127 – 01-20-63- Gorman’s Force Moves Up White River; U.S. Advance on Little Rock Abandoned

1128 – 01-21-63- Eno’s Arkansas Plan Is Foiled By Curtis

1129 – 01-22-63- Grant Told To Take Over McClernand’s Command

1130 – 01-23-63- Grant Tells McClernand to Garrison at Helena

1131 – 01-24-63- Union Begins Enlisting In Northwest Arkansas

1132 – 01-25-63- Restrictions Ordered For South Sympathizers

1133 – 01-26-63- Scouting Party Captures Steamboat at Van Buren

1134 – 01-27-63- Controversial Conscription Exemption Acts Finally Changed So Overseers Excepted

1135 – 01-28-63- Many Men Try To Evade Confederate Draft Law

1136 – 01-29-63- Anti-Draft Sentiments Encourage Resistance

1137 – 01-30-63- Angry Residents Scatter Groups Of Freebooters

1138 – 01-31-63- General Offers Pardons to Returning Deserters

1139 – 02-01-63- Military Freeing Of Slaves Nettles President Lincoln

1140 – 02-02-63- Federal Deserters Led By Men from Missouri

1141 – 02-03-63- Arkansas Citizens Demand and Get Improvement in Military Command

1142 – 02-04-63- Galloway Changes Plan; Guerrillas Escape Trap

1143 – 02-05-63- Federal Scouting Party Skirmishes With Rebels

1144 – 02-06-63- Waring Leaves Missouri to March on Batesville

1145 – 02-07-63- Federals Hit Batesville, Spend the Day Looting

1146 – 02-08-63- Indiana Officers Figure In Home State Politics

1147 – 02-09-63- Gazette Stops Publication Because Of Paper Lack

1148 – 02-10-63- Hindman’s Foes Seek To Undermine Him at Richmond; His Transfer Is Refused

1149 – 02-11-63- Slaying Of Outlaw Dark Is Credited To Boy, 11

1150 – 02-12-63- Texas Senator-Raider Finally Caught, Hanged

1151 – 02-13-63- Scout of Federals Urges Attack on Arkadelphia

1152 – 02-14-63- Need Of Army Spurred Arkadelphia’s Industry

1153 – 02-15-63- Draft Evaders, Civilians Battle Near Arkadelphia

1154 – 02-16-63- Guerrilla Bands Refuse Confederate Army Ties

1155 – 02-17-63- Reynolds Named Confederate Governor of Missouri – Seeks Return of Price

1156 – 02-18-63- Youthful John E. Murray Rises Rapidly In Service

1157 – 02-19-63- Confederates Harass Federal Transports

1158 – 02-20-63- Farmers Feel Effects of Occupation Armies

1159 – 02-21-63- Farmers Face Problem of Harvesting Crops

1160 – 02-22-63- Camden Imports Corn To Forestall Shortage

1161 – 02-23-63- Speculators Swindled By Fake Cotton Cards

1162 – 02-24-63- Federals Destroy Hopefield in Reprisal for Cavalry Raids in Mississippi Valley

1163 – 02-25-63- First Reports Published Of Federals’ Plundering

1164 – 02-26-63- Runaway Slaves Abused In Federal Army Camps

1165 – 02-27-63- Federals Are Accused Of Murdering Many

1166 – 02-28-63- Action Taken To Assist Families of Soldiers

 

 

Box 2

File 8 – March-April 1963

Articles # 1167-1227:

1167 – 03-01-63- Spying Causes Federals to Shut Down Hospital

1168 – 03-02-63- Confederate Hospital Ordered Evacuated

1169 – 03-03-63- Mortality Rate At Peak After Hindman’s Stricken Troops Reach Little Rock In ‘63

1170 – 03-04-63- Little Rock Gets Depot for Recaptured Slaves

1171 – 03-05-63- Federals Begin Search For Southern Steamer

1172 – 03-06-63- Federal Troops Remain At Helena Garrison

1173 – 03-07-63- Confederates Harass Federals at Helena

1174 – 03-08-63- Thompson Flees McNeil by Using Hidden Canoes

1175 – 03-09-63- Black Flag Accusations Cause Flight Of Civilians

1176 – 03-10-63- Arkansas Troops East Of the Mississippi Divided Between Two Battle Theaters

1177 – 03-11-63- Arkansas Soldier Knows a Meal When He Sees It

1178 – 03-12-63- Commanders of Federals Try To Stop Harassment

1179 – 03-13-63- Trade Was Necessary With North At Times

1180 – 03-14-63- Unionist Phillips Gets Conflicting Instructions

1181 – 03-15-63- Smallpox Outbreak Hits Phillips’ Indian Brigade

1182 – 03-16-63- Grand Jury Takes Stand Against Change Tickets

1183 – 03-17-63- Majority of Confederate Regiments from Arkansas Assigned To Vicksburg

1184 – 03-18-63- Phillips Rejects Pacts Made With Confederate

1185 – 03-19-63- Confederate Recruiting Stepped Up In Arkansas

1186 – 03-20-63- Arkansas Hero’s Death Mourned By Many

1187 – 03-21-63- Marmaduke Turns Down Chance to Help Steele

1188 – 03-22-63- Confederate In Texas Held Up By Shortages

1189 – 03-23-63- Grant Reorganizes East Arkansas Forces

1190 – 03-24-63- Trans Mississippi’s New Commander Moves Its Headquarters to Alexandria

1191 – 03-25-63- Confederates Reorganize the District Of Arkansas

1192 – 03-26-63- Hero of Oak Hills Sent To Texas and Demoted

1193 – 03-27-63- Confederates Observe Thanksgiving Day

1194 – 03-28-63- Despite Prohibition, Whiskey Is Plentiful

1195 – 03-29-63- Confederates Escape Sneak Attack at Night

1196 – 03-30-63- Guerrillas Terrorize Area Around Carrollton

1197 – 03-31-63- Exchange Agreement Is Ignored; 4,791 Confederate Prisoners Are Sent North

1198 – 04-01-63- Politicians Are Snubbed By Churchill at Prison

1199 – 04-02-63- Kennard Is Convicted, Sentenced To Hard Labor

1200 – 04-03-63- Confederate Swamp Fox Stayed At Pocahontas

1201 – 04-04-63- Military Is Restricted On Property Seizures

1202 – 04-05-63- Confederates Ambush Federals at Wittsburg

1203 – 04-06-63- Schofield Transferred To End Officers’ Feud

1204 – 04-07-63- Confederate Troops in Winter Quarters Recruit and Prepare For Spring Campaign

1205 – 04-08-63- Home Guard Unit Men Pose Threat of Mutiny

1206 – 04-09-63- Weer’s Federal Troops Menaced By Guerrillas

1207 – 04-10-63- Federals Maneuver To Meet Marmaduke

1208 – 04-11-63- Federal Commanders Try to Figure South’s Plan

1209 – 04-12-63- Harrison Says Troops Not Ready For Action

1210 – 04-13-63- Poor Equipment Checks Federals at Fort Smith

1211 – 04-14-63- General Cabell Leads 900 Confederates In Unsuccessful Attack on Fayetteville

1212 – 04-15-63- Wedding Dance Stopped, Federal Prisoners Taken

1213 – 04-16-63- Federal Army Strength Is Surprise to Cabell

1214 – 04-17-63- Confederate Casualties Cared For By Unionists

1215 – 04-18-63- Fighting Under Cabell Kept Soldiers Spirited

1216 – 04-19-63- Cabell Feels His Attack Aids Confederate Cause

1217 – 04-20-63- Arkansas Men’s Records Found To Be Incomplete

1218 – 04-21-63- Marmaduke, With Force of 5,000 Men, Mounts Raid on Southeast Missouri

1219 – 04-22-63- Federal Troops Misled On Marmaduke Raid

1220 – 04-23-63- Marmaduke Leadership Questioned By Several

1221 – 04-24-63- Marmaduke Withdraws, Leaving His Injured

1222 – 04-25-63- Patterson Fire Origins Remain a Mystery

1223 – 04-26-63- The ‘Surrender’ Incident on Second Missouri Raid

1224 – 04-27-63- Confederate Indicated No Combined Attack

1225 – 04-28-63- Marmaduke Ends His Missouri Raid with Skirmish at Chalk Bluff May 1-2

1226 – 04-29-63- Steele’s Men Shy Away From Fort Smith Duty

1227 – 04-30-63- Harrison Ordered Out Of Fayetteville Area

 

 

Box 2

File 9 – May-June 1963

Articles # 1228-1288:

1228 – 05-01-63- Dobbin’s Cavalry Routs Federal Scouting Party

1229 – 05-02-63- Southern Sympathizers Exiled From St. Louis

1230 – 05-03-63- Helena Sympathizers Taxed By Federals

1231 – 05-04-63- Confederates Establish Military Court System

1232 – 05-05-63- Elisha Baxter Gives Himself Up For Trial Charge Is ‘Treason Against Confederacy’

1233 – 05-06-63- Reinforcements Sought For Rosecrans’ Outfit

1234 – 05-07-63- Troops In Arkansas Get Set For Louisiana Duty

1235 – 05-08-63- Help By Speight Sought On 2 Desperate Fronts

1236 – 05-09-63- Federal Scouts Sent Toward Little Rock

1237 – 05-10-63- Federal Scouts Elude Marmaduke’s Attack

1238 – 05-11-63- Federals Escape Trap Under Cover Of Dark

1239 – 05-12-63- Recruiting Of Colored Troop-S Begins - - First Negro Regiment Sent To Louisiana

1240 – 05-13-63- Bass Visits In Richmond, Makes Report On Indians

1241 – 05-14-63- River Blockade Cripples Little Rock Newspapers

1242 – 05-15-63- Arkansans Use Ingenuity In Making Many Items

1243 – 05-16-63- Good Crops Waste For Lack Of Workers

1244 – 05-17-63- Starvation Policy Talk Is Widespread In State

1245 – 05-18-63- The Church Of The Army Is Formed At Little Rock

1246 – 05-19-63- ‘Capital’ Of Confederate Missouri’s Government Is At Camden - - Arkansas

1247 – 05-20-63- Fort Gibson Is Occupied By Phillips’ Federals

1248 – 05-21-63- Watie And Indians Raid Fort For Union Horses

1249 – 05-22-63- Confederates Are Sent To Attack Supply Train

1250 – 05-23-63- Confederates Fail To Stop Supply Train

1251 – 05-24-63- Cloud Tries To Clear Trail For Supply Train

1252 – 05-25-63- Federal Scouting Party Withstands Attack

1253 – 05-26-63- Missouri’s Political Discord Forces Lincoln To Relieve Curtis Of Command

1254 – 05-27-63- Tax Opinion Reversal Caused A Problem

1255 – 05-28-63- Horse Racing Goes On At Lewisville Track

1256 – 05-29-63- Arkansans Are Urged To Join Minute Men

1257 – 05-30-63- Southern Ladies Pined For Yankee Fashions

1258 – 05-31-63- South’s Conscript Law Interpreted By Courts

1259 – 06-01-63- Necessity Prices Rise When Regulation Ends

1260 – 06-02-63- Gen. Sterling Price Assumes Command At Jacksonport; Men Welcome ‘Old Pap’

1261 – 06-03-63- Holmes Is Undecided Before Helena Attack

1262 – 06-04-63- Cabell’s Mounted Troops Ordered To Fort Smith

1263 – 06-05-63- Escaped Soldiers Told To Report At Little Rock

1264 – 06-06-63- Brigade Starts March To Join General Taylor

1265 – 06-07-63- Hindman Asserts Roane Bungled His Command

1266 – 06-08-63- Smith Asks Treasury To Approve Fund Plan

1267 – 06-09-63- Col. Edward Gantt’s Turnabout Surrender Implies Weakening Of The Confederacy

1268 – 06-10-63- Halleck Asks Troops For Vicksburg Theater

1269 – 06-11-63- Schofield Seeks Change In Missouri Department

1270 – 06-12-63- Negroes’ Treatment Questioned By Federals

1271 – 06-13-63- Negroes’ Activities Alarm White Civilians

1272 – 06-14-63- Southern Troops Harass Federals In Mississippi

1273 – 06-15-63- Two Private Steamboats Surrendered To Federals

1274 – 06-16-63- Lincoln Approves Sebastian’s Reported Plan To Regain His Seat In U.S. Senate

1275 – 06-17-63- Confederates Endeavor To Protect Factories

1276 – 06-18-63- Woman Reportedly Fought As Confederate

1277 – 06-19-63- Captured Arkansans Cause Public Stir

1278 – 06-20-63- Historical Society Formed But Soon Dies

1279 – 06-21-63- S. Arkansas Citizens Pay Respects To Dead

1280 – 06-22-63- Towns Form Companies To Fight Bushwhackers

1281 – 06-23-63- Confederate Congressional Elections Held; Three Incumbents Are Re-Elected

1282 – 06-24-63- Helena Attack Favored As Diversionary Tactic

1283 – 06-25-63- Holmes Had Long Hoped For Attack On Helena

1284 – 06-26-63- Preparations Ordered For Attack On Helena

1285 – 06-27-63- Federals Well Fortified In Engagement At Helena

1286 – 06-28-63- Union Troops Prepare For Combat At Helena

1287 – 06-29-63- Confederates Move Into Attack Positions

1288 – 06-30-63- Federal Garrison Successfully Defends Helena Against  Holmes’ Attack On  July 4

 

 

Box 2

File 10- July-August 1963

Articles # 1289-1336

1289 – 07-01-63- Injured Confederates Can’t Resume Attack

1290 – 07-02-63- Confederates Report 173 Killed At Helena

1291 – 07-03-63- Price ‘Wept Like Child’ At Sight Of His Troops

1292 – 07-04-63- Paper Attacks Holmes For Helena Battle Plan

1293 – 07-05-63- McRae Found Blameless Long After Helena Loss

1294 – 07-06-63- Yankee In Guard House Becomes Hero At Curtis

1295 – 07-07-63- Confederacy Reels Under Two Disasters - - Mississippi Valley Held By Federals

1296 – 07-08-63- Vicksburg’s Fall Leads To Fears Of Secession

1297 – 07-09-63- Civil Leaders Summoned To Conference In Texas

1298 – 07-10-63- Confederate Associations Set Up To Boost Morale

1299 – 07-11-63- Vicksburg’s Fall Speeds Creation Of Home Guard

1300 – 07-12-63- Hindman Gets Restless Waiting For Active Duty

1301 – 07-13-63- Pike ‘Retires’ To Farm To Escape ‘Imbecility’

1302 – 07-14-63- Federals Win Battle Of Honey Springs—General Blunt Begins U.S. Offensive

*Out Of Print for Vacation – Mon. July 15, 1963 Thru Sun. July 28, 1963*

1303 – 07-29-63- Federals Feared Price Might Invade Missouri

1304 – 07-30-63- Morale At All-Time Low After Helena, Vicksburg

1305 – 07-31-63- Ailment Hits Holmes – Price Takes Command

1306 – 08-01-63- General Price Prepares To Defend Little Rock

1307 – 08-02-63- Federals Are Confused In Chain Of Command

1308 – 08-03-63- Grant Doesn’t Do Much To Untangle Confusion

1309 – 08-04-63- General Steele Arrives At Helena, Plans Federal Expedition Against Little Rock

1310 – 08-05-63- Union Army, Navy Start Advance On Little Rock

1311 – 08-06-63- Single Shot Captures Confederate Transports

1312 – 08-07-63- Federal Gunboat Repels Confederate Attacks

1313 – 08-08-63- Eberhart’s Successes Elate General Davidson

1314 – 08-09-63- Steele Mobilizes Troops To March To Clarendon

1315 – 08-10-63- Steele’s Troops Hit By Malaria Fever

1316 – 08-11-63- General Smith Arrives At Little Rock—Confers With Officials On Defense Plans

1317 – 08-12-63- Federals Start Advance On Capital Of Arkansas

1318 – 08-13-63- Tardy Reinforcements Get Drunk At Distillery

1319 – 08-14-63- Devalls Bluff Selected For Hospital By Steele

1320 – 08-15-63- Fortifications Started By Price at Bayou Meto

1321 – 08-16-63- Confederates Retire On Brownsville Road

1322 – 08-17-63- Both Forces Draw Back After Fight on Prairie

1323 – 08-18-63- Confederates and Federals Fight Battle of Reed’s Bridge - Both Claim Victory

1324 – 08-19-63- Missouri Troops Sought For Little Rock Defense

1325 – 08-20-63- South’s ‘Swamp Fox’ Taken at Pocahontas

1326 – 08-21-63- Devalls Bluff Became Vital Transport Center

1327 – 08-22-63- Federals Find Railroad in Operating Condition

1328 – 08-23-63- Cat, Mouse Skirmishes Mark Retreat of Walker

1329 – 08-24-63- Federals Are Ambushed On Way to Little Rock

1330 – 08-25-63- Walker Slain In Duel with Marmaduke – As Federals Advance Little Rock

1331 – 08-26-63- Little Rock Expedition Begins With Confusion

1332 – 08-27-63- Schofield’s Commission Subject Of Controversy

1333 – 08-28-63- Federals Enlist Negroes for Arkansas Campaign

1334 – 08-29-63- Recruiting, Impressment of Slaves Is Attempted

1335 – 08-30-63- Cabell Prepares Defense Southwest Of Fort Smith

1336 – 08-31-63- Too Few Reliable Men to Protect Fort Smith

 

 

Box 2

File 11- September-October 1963

Articles # 1337-1397:

1337 – 09-01-63- Blunt’s Federal Forces Take Fort Smith; Final Battle Fought at Backbone Mountain

1338 – 09-02-63- General Cabell’s Unit Gathers After Skirmish

1339 – 09-03-63- Fort Smith’s Fall Sends State Families Fleeing

1340 – 09-04-63- ‘Mountain Feds’ Flock To Union Headquarters

1341 – 09-05-63- McNeil Furious At Cloud for Trip to Fort Smith

1342 – 09-06-63- ‘Bull Battery’ Organized For Little Rock Defense

1343 – 09-07-63- Confederate Defenses Late - Poorly Planned

1344 – 09-08-63- Alderman Henry Surrenders Little Rock to General Davidson as Federals  Advance

1345 – 09-09-63- Battle Of Little Rock Not Entirely Bloodless

1346 – 09-10-63- Price Knew Little Rock Could Not Be Defended

1347 – 09-11-63- Populace of Little Rock Knew City Was Doomed

1348 – 09-12-63- Desertions Are Heavy With Little Rock Loss

1349 – 09-13-63- Fatigued Federals Fail To Make Early Pursuit

1350 – 09-14-63- Little Rock Is Occupied By Minnesota Regiment

1351 – 09-15-63- Arkansas Unionists Join In Skirmish at Dardanelle; Confederates Are Routed

1352 – 09-16-63- Price Is Criticized For Loss of Little Rock

1353 – 09-17-63- General Holmes Orders Release Of Marmaduke

1354 – 09-18-63- Confederate Plan Vague As Holmes Takes Over

1355 – 09-19-63- Steele Deploys Troops to Benton, Pine Bluff

1356 – 09-20-63- Federals Go To Osceola to Look For Guerrillas

1357 – 09-21-63- Arkansas Losses Heavy in Chickamauga Battle

1358 – 09-22-63- Federal Army of Occupation Takes Over Vacant Homes and Offices in Little Rock

1359 – 09-23-63- Supporter of Union Publishes Paper

1360 – 09-24-63- Second Federal Paper Begun At Little Rock

1361 – 09-25-63- New Era Was Published In a Confiscated Office

1362 – 09-26-63- Federal Telegraph Lines Were Guerrilla Targets

1363 – 09-27-63- Federals Are Alarmed At Guerrilla Activities

1364 – 09-28-63- Leeper Meets Guerrillas, Heads Back To Missouri

1365 – 09-29-63- Washington, Hempstead County, Is CSA ‘Capital’ For Arkansas, Missouri

1366 – 09-30-63- Rumors of Attack Keep Camden in Panic State

1367 – 10-01-63- Little Rock’s Surrender Stops Steele’s Buildup

1368 – 10-02-63- Capture Of Little Rock Left Steele at A Loss

1369 – 10-03-63- Rebels Burn Fayetteville to Foil Federal Troops

1370 – 10-04-63- Fayetteville Not Pleased With Arrival of Federals

1371 – 10-05-63- Fayetteville Is Occupied; Trouble Erupts To North

1372 – 10-06-63- CSA Demonstration before Fayetteville Forms Diversion to Cover Shelby’s Raid

1373 – 10-07-63- Slaves’ Freedom Led To Problems in State

1374 – 10-08-63- Developing a Plan For Freed Slaves

1375 – 10-09-63- Shelby’s Raids Cause Uproar in Fort Smith

1376 – 10-10-63- Blunt’s Loss Is 79 Men in Massacre by Quantrill

1377 – 10-11-63- Rumor of Blunt’s Death Was Spread By Quantrill

1378 – 10-12-63- Dobbin’s Cavalry Routed In Early Morning Attack

1379 – 10-13-63- Colonel Shelby’s Picked Force Leaves For Daring Raid into Southwest  Missouri

1380 – 10-14-63- State’s Forces Revived After Fall of Little Rock

1381 – 10-15-63- Flanagan Okays Transfer of Arkansas’s Troops

1382 – 10-16-63- Volunteers Eager to Join For ‘Home Guard’ Duty

1383 – 10-17-63- State Troops Recruited For Army of Occupation

1384 – 10-18-63- Unionist Civilians Ask Aid to Fight Guerrillas

1385 – 10-19-63- Refugee Influx Bolsters Schools in Hope Area

1386 – 10-20-63- Shelby’s Brigade Returns To Capital—Reports Damage To Missouri Federals

1387 – 10-21-63- Unrest Among Choctaws Reported In Fall Of 1863

1388 – 10-22-63- Department Of Indians Removed From State

1389 – 10-23-63- General Looks at Ships, Sees Illicit Cotton Trade

1390 – 10-24-63- Ordnance Works Moved Before Fall of Little Rock

1391 – 10-25-63- Nurse Tells Of Conditions at Little Rock Hospitals

1392 – 10-26-63- Guerrillas Lead Federals on Chase Along the River

1393 – 10-27-63- Freed Slaves Play Major Role in Defense Against Confederate Attack on Pine Bluff

1394 – 10-28-63- Number Of Casualties at Pine Bluff Vague

1395 – 10-29-63- Federal Pursuit Fails to Catch Confederates

1396 – 10-30-63- Arkadelphia Residents Given Gentle Treatment

1397 – 10-31-63- Gen. Kirby Smith Asks For Appointive Powers

 

 

Box 2

File 12- November-December 1963

Articles # 1398-1458:

1398 – 11-01-63- Marauders Intimidate Civilians in the West

1399 – 11-02-63- General Cooper Moves His Troops Westward

1400 – 11-03-63- McNeil Assumes Command of Frontier—General Blunt Strikes Out For Fort  Smith

1401 – 11-04-63- Gen. McNeil Eliminates Fort Smith Irregularities

1402 – 11-05-63- Price Tries To Persuade Quantrill to Join Him

1403 – 11-06-63- Confederate Chiefs Plan an Attack on Little Rock

1404 – 11-07-63- Federal General Builds Stronger Defense Lines

1405 – 11-08-63- Colonel Harrison Chases Confederates In North

1406 – 11-09-63- Confederates Attacked By Federals in North

1407 – 11-10-63- Differences Between Holmes and Price Create Conflicts in Arkansas District

1408 – 11-11-63- Missouri General Sends Scouts Into Arkansas

1409 – 11-12-63- Mount Ida Fight Reports Seem To Be Exaggerated

1410 – 11-13-63- Colonel Caldwell Routs Rebel Band At Mount Ida

1411 – 11-14-63- Mount Ida Expedition Was Recruiting Mission

1412 – 11-15-63- Indians Appear Ready To Deal with Union

1413 – 11-16-63- Cutting Telegraph Line Angers Federal General

1414 – 11-17-63- Steps Taken To Re-Establish Arkansas’s Civil Government Under Federal Authority

1415 – 11-18-63- Two Versions Are Known Of Gettysburg Address

1416 – 11-19-63- 32d Iowa Regiment Attacked Near Benton

1417 – 11-20-63- The Confederate Soldiers Weren’t Always Welcome

1418 – 11-21-63- Colonel Black Harassed In Jacksonport Move

1419 – 11-22-63- Letters Describe Stories of Plunder and Killing

1420 – 11-23-63- Carmichael’s Force Seeks Guerrilla Band

1421 – 11-24-63- Newspapers, Union Clubs Play Vital Role in Restoring Civil Government to State

1422 – 11-25-63- Federal General’s Policy of Kindness Criticized

1423 – 11-26-63- General McRae Ordered To Northeast to Recruit

1424 – 11-27-63- No Federal Units Oppose Recruiting In Northeast

1425 – 11-28-63- Little Rock To Memphis Railway a Strategic Line

1426 – 11-29-63- Federals Got a Warning of Attack in Missouri

1427 – 11-30-63- Reinforcements Arrive To Aid Missouri Town

1428 – 12-01-63- Delegates from Sebastian, Crawford, 22 Other Counties Selected Convention

1429 – 12-02-63- Two Units from Missouri Meet, Fight Near Benton

1430 – 12-03-63- Lost Wallet Triggers Skirmish With Guerrillas

1431 – 12-04-63- Federal Soldier Prints Pine Bluff Newspaper

1432 – 12-05-63- Confederate Tries To Get Exchange of Civilians

1433 – 12-06-63- Fort Smith Hears Rumors of Confederate Attack

1434 – 12-07-63- Cannons Salute General On First Anniversary

1435 – 12-08-63- 48 Delegates Are Seated Before State’s Constitutional Convention Is Adjourned

1436 – 12-09-63- Unconditional Union Meet Held at Benton

1437 – 12-10-63- Federals Thought Enemy Camped Near Princeton

1438 – 12-11-63- Merreill’s Cavalry Attacks Enemy Near Princeton

1439 – 12-12-63- Senator Mitchell Returns On Highly Secret Task

1440 – 12-13-63- Units from Mississippi Fight Arkansas Skirmish

1441 – 12-14-63- Waldron Unit Attacks Party Of Confederates

1442 – 12-15-63- Little Rock Starts Civil Government Plan, Unaware Of Fort Smith Union Proposals

1443 – 12-16-63- Confederates Settle Into a Winter Camp

1444 – 12-17-63- Doctor Finds Black Dye To Aid Arkansas Women

1445 – 12-18-63- Joining the Federal Army Was Proof of Loyalty

1446 – 12-19-63- Smith Calls Up Brigade; Wants Little Publicity

1447 – 12-20-63- Marmaduke Alters Plans For Attacking Federals

1448 – 12-21-63- Radicals at Little Rock Establish Own Paper

1449 – 12-22-63- Lincoln’s Reconstruction Proclamation Offers Full Pardon for Most Southerners

1450 – 12-23-63- Troops Fight Skirmishes During Christmas Time

1451 – 12-24-63- War Damages the Image of the ‘City Of Flowers’

1452 – 12-25-63- Bit of Christmas Fun Almost Ends In Tragedy

1453 – 12-26-63- Missouri Federal Cavalry Heads Into Arkansas

1454 – 12-27-63- Business in Little Rock for Federals Flourished

1455 – 12-28-63- A Confederate Major Is Killed In Skirmish

1456 – 12-29-63- Maxey Replaces Steele as Commander of Unpopular Post in Indian Territory

1457 – 12-30-63- Attack On ‘Freebooters’ Proved To Be Difficult

1458 – 12-31-63- Federals at Batesville Are Given Three Tasks

End of Box 2

 

 

Box 3

File 1 – January-February 1964

Articles # 1459-1518:

1459 – 01-01-64- Record Low Temperature Hits State Jan. 1, 1864

1460 – 01-02-64- Goodwill Banquet Failed Because Of Cold Weather

1461 – 01-03-64- Confederate Encourages Depressed Arkansans

1462 – 01-04-64- Freedom Convention Is Held By Loyalists

1463 – 01-05-64- David O. Dodd Found Guilty Of Espionage Against U.S. – His Sentence Is Death

1464 – 01-06-64- Many Of Dodd’s Friends Had Moved From Area

1465 – 01-07-64- General Refused To See Group Pleading For Dodd

1466 – 01-08-64- Crowd Gathered To See Hanging Of David Dodd

1467 – 01-09-64- Army Refuses To Allow Ceremony At Dodd Burial

1468 – 01-10-64- A Controversy Remains Concerning Dodd’s Guilt

1469 – 01-11-64- The Prosecution Failed To Prove Dodd Guilty

1470 – 01-12-64- ’64 Constitutional Convention Meets; Provides For Immediate Emancipation

1471 – 01-13-64- Refugees At Fort Smith Become Serious Problem

1472 – 01-14-64- Royston Misses Opening Of Confederate Congress

1473 – 01-15-64- Confederate Congress Passes Important Laws

1474 – 01-16-64- Commander At Batesville Republishes Regulations

1475 – 01-17-64- Steele, Davidson Fight Brought Before Public

1476 – 01-18-64- Commander At Pine Bluff Attacks Branchville

1477 – 01-19-64- Department Of Missouri Is Reorganized; General Rosecrans Takes Over Command

1478 – 01-20-64- General Sanborn Sends Three Units To North

1479 – 01-21-64- Federals Going North, Fight Two Skirmishes

1480 – 01-22-64- Federals Leave Waldron, Fight With ‘Guerrillas’

1481 – 01-23-64- Yonley Starts Printing Unconditional Union

1482 – 01-24-64- The 1864 Currency Act Brought Dissatisfaction

1483 – 01-25-64- Confederate Currency Depreciated By Act

1484 – 01-26-64- Livingston Resumes His Action Against Mcrae’s, Freeman’s Confederate Units

1485 – 01-27-64- Colonel Baumer Sets Out To Search For Rebels

1486 – 01-28-64- Federals At Batesville Hunt For Mcrae Again

1487 – 01-29-64- Union Men Divided, Cause Friction At Fort

1488 – 01-30-64- Colonel Comes To Start Negro Units For Union

1489 – 01-31-64- 2 Hospitals Established By The Federal Military

1490 – 02-01-64- General Holland Comes To Command New Force

1491 – 02-02-64- Lincoln Leaves Decision On Election To General Steele; March 14 Selected

1492 – 02-03-64- General Thayer Assumes Command Of Frontier

1493 – 02-04-64- A Steamboat, Mill Boy, Sinks In White River

1494 – 02-05-64- A 30-Day Furlough Speeds Re-Enlistments

1495 – 02-06-64- Federal Scouting Party Travels By River Boat

1496 – 02-07-64- People Of Arkansas Seek Rail Extension

1497 – 02-08-64- Fort Smith Is Isolated During The Winter Of ‘64

1498 – 02-09-64- Davidson Is Relieved Of Command After Difficulty  With Steele Over Occupation

1499 – 02-10-64- A Federal Detachment Escapes Annihilation

1500 – 02-11-64- Fort Smith Welcomes General Curtis Royally

1501 – 02-12-64- Federal Scouts Capture 10 Rebel Prisoners

1502 – 02-13-64- Confederates In North Elude Federal Forces

1503 – 02-14-64- Captain Hughes Sets Out On Scouting Expedition

1504 – 02-15-64- Mayor Of Washington Flees To Join Federals

1505 – 02-16-64- Johnson Reaches Washington, Begins His Campaign To Be Seated In Congress

1506 – 02-17-64- Dr. Penwell’s Refugees Arrive At Fort Smith

1507 – 02-18-64- Amnesty Oath By Polk Called Lie At Camden

1508 – 02-19-64- Confederates Capture 35 Wagons And 100 Men

1509 – 02-20-64- Federals Leave Waldron And Burn The Town

1510 – 02-21-64- Controversy Develops Over Two State Posts

1511 – 02-22-64- Confederates Attempt To Censor Mail Flow

1512 – 02-23-64- Treasury Agents Assigned To Arkansas To Lease Property, Employ Freedmen

1513 – 02-24-64- Soldiers From Arkansas Sent After Guerrillas

1514 – 02-25-64- Guerrillas Steal Money, Lose It And Get It Back

1515 – 02-26-64- Fort Smith Newspaper Backs Thayer In Dispute

1516 – 02-27-64- Federals Advertise To Sell 2 Newspapers

1517 – 02-28-64- Music Was Important To Life Of Communities

1518 – 02-29-64- Little Rock Authorities Put Curfew On Saloons

 

 

Box 3

File 2 – March-April 1964

Articles # 1519-1579:

1519 – 03-01-64- Woodruff’s ‘Loyalty Oath’ Letter Leads To His ‘Banishment’; Property Confiscated

1520 – 03-02-64- General Thayer Tries To Curtail Pillaging

1521 – 03-03-64- Probe Of Depredations Is Held At Fort Smith

1522 – 03-04-64- Confederate Newspaper Re-Appears At Ouachita

1523 – 03-05-64- Confiscation Of Press Aided Fort Smith Paper

1524 – 03-06-64- Governor Of Missouri Seeks Currency Reform

1525 – 03-07-64- Washington Citizens Talk Defense At Meet

1526 – 03-08-64- Holmes Leaves Confederate Command Of Arkansas; General Price Takes Over

1527 – 03-09-64- Ozark People Welcome Troops From Fort Smith

1528 – 03-10-64- Scott County ‘Borderline’ County For Unionists

1529 – 03-11-64- Federals Get Furloughs On Trip To Batesville

1530 – 03-12-64- Colonel Orders People To List Their Forage

1531 – 03-13-64- Federals At Batesville Search For Guerrillas

1532 – 03-14-64- Federals At Little Rock Prepare For Election

1533 – 03-15-64- First Election Under Federal Authority Held; Officials, Congressmen Chosen

1534 – 03-16-64- Paper Backs Radicals In Sebastian County

1535 – 03-17-64- Lieutenant’s Campaign Makes Election Lively

1536 – 03-18-64- Two Men Are Hanged At State Penitentiary

1537 – 03-19-64- Totals In ’64 Election Weren’t Made Public

1538 – 03-20-64- Two Prairie County Towns Held Elections

1539 – 03-21-64- Union Club’s Dispute With Colonel Reported

1540 – 03-22-64- Federal Offensive Under General Steele Is Disastrous To Union Cause In West

1541 – 03-23-64- Confederate Army Not In Shape To Fight

1542 – 03-24-64- Confederate General Hopes To Get Support

1543 – 03-25-64- Reports Say Rebels Fortify Monticello

1544 – 03-26-64- Federal Force Reaches Mount Elba Vicinity

1545 – 03-27-64- Confederates Attack Mount Elba Position

1546 – 03-28-64- Colonel Clayton Sends Force To Monticello

1547 – 03-29-64- Steele Resumes His March To The South After Halt At Arkadelphia For Two Days

1548 – 03-30-64- General Nathan Kimball Issues Civilian Policy

1549 – 03-31-64- 3,000 Federal Troops Assigned To Little Rock

1550 – 04-01-64- Federal Cautiousness Got Men To Augusta

1551 – 04-02-64- Federal Army Camps At Cornelius’ Place

1552 – 04-03-64- Engineer Says River A Serious Obstacle

1553 – 04-04-64- Bands Of Confederates Resist Expedition

1554 – 04-05-64- Skirmishes Are Fought On Prairie De Ann And At Moscow As Steele Moves South

1555 – 04-06-64- Confederates Are Fooled On Price’s Route South

1556 – 04-07-64- Washington Afraid Of Advance By Steele

1557 – 04-08-64- Federal Scouts Grabbed, Trick Captors, Escape

1558 – 04-09-64- Major John Rabb’s Force Goes After Guerrillas

1559 – 04-10-64- Guerrilla-Hunting Force Kills Albert Pike’s Son

1560 – 04-11-64- Confederates Harass Federals At Roseville

1561 – 04-12-64- Steele Reaches Camden But Is Bottled Up As Confederates Control All Approaches

1562 – 04-13-64- Federal Unit Captures Steamboat Full Of Corn

1563 – 04-14-64- General Finds Little Pro-Federal Sentiment

1564 – 04-15-64- Camden Negroes Suffer After Joining Federals

1565 – 04-16-64- Fate Of Bank’s Force Worries General Steele

1566 – 04-17-64- Severe Food Shortage Threatens Steele’s Army

1567 – 04-18-64- Enlisted Men Unaware Of Plight At Camden

1568 – 04-19-64- General Steele’s Army Gets First Taste Of Disaster In The Battle Of Poison Spring

1569 – 04-20-64- Confederate Unit Nets 198 Wagons, 4 Cannons

1570 – 04-21-64- Reports Say Negroes Mistreated By Victors

1571 – 04-22-64- Confederate Generals Argue About Who Won

1572 – 04-23-64- Wagons Arrive Safely With Food In Camden

1573 – 04-24-64- Confederates Feign An Attack On Camden

1574 – 04-25-64- Steele Finally Decides To Pull Out Of Camden

1575 – 04-26-64- Federals Meet Second Disaster During Camden Expedition – At Marks’ Mill

1576 – 04-27-64- Federals On Furlough Attacked By Rebels

1577 – 04-28-64- Force From Pine Bluff Goes To Help Train

1578 – 04-29-64- General Steele Decides To Abandon Camden

1579 – 04-30-64- Steele’s Army Plans To Sneak Out Of Town

 

 

Box 3

File 3 – May-June 1964

Articles # 1580-1640:

1580 – 05-01-64- Steele’s Army Leaves Camden During Night

1581 – 05-02-64- Federal Occupation Caused Much Damage

1582 – 05-03-64- Steele’s Forces Reach Jenkins’ Ferry; Casualties Are Heavy In Ensuing Battle

1583 – 05-04-64- Weakened Train Mules Cause Federals Trouble

1584 – 05-05-64- Steele’s Army Leaves Wounded Men Behind

1585 – 05-06-64- Steele’s Army Hurries To Get To Little Rock

1586 – 05-07-64- Many Bodies Robbed After Jenkins’ Ferry

1587 – 05-08-64- Units Of Confederates Go To Other Positions

1588 – 05-09-64- Principal Gazette Owner Takes Oath Of Amnesty

1589 – 05-10-64- Steele Returns; Legislature Tackles Job Of Electing Two United States Senators

1590 – 05-11-64- Editor Of Newspaper Backs Stand Of Allis

1591 – 05-12-64- Murphy Is Inaugurated As State’s Governor

1592 – 05-13-64- Revenue Most Pressing Problem Of Legislature

1593 – 05-14-64- Freedom Of Negroes Requires New Statutes

1594 – 05-15-64- Legislature Authorizes New Seal For State

1595 – 05-16-64- Absence Of Records Hinders The Government

1596 – 05-17-64- Shelby Is Ordered To White River Valley To Disrupt Navigation And Rail Traffic

1597 – 05-18-64- General Shelby Faces Organization Troubles

1598 – 05-19-64- Shelby Starts Effort With Recruiting Move

1599 – 05-20-64- Shelby’s Efforts Hurt By Independent Units

1600 – 05-21-64- Lack Of Transports Hurts Federal Force

1601 – 05-22-64- Supporters Of Union Afraid To Remain

1602 – 05-23-64- General Steele Honored At Banquet At Little Rock

1603 – 05-24-64- Marmaduke Moves On Mississippi River – Greene’s Brigade Harasses Transports

1604 – 05-25-64- Federals At Fort Smith Hurry To Finish Fort

1605 – 05-26-64- Worry Over Smallpox Prompts Cleanup At LR

1606 – 05-27-64- Union Refugees Cause Problem At Little Rock

1607 – 05-28-64- Relief Society Formed To Give Refugees Aid

1608 – 05-29-64- Emancipated Slaves Burden To The Military

1609 – 05-30-64- Negroes Were In School For First Time In 1864

1610 – 05-31-64- U.S. Transport Vessels Reach Fort Smith As Arkansas River Becomes Navigable

1611 – 06-01-64- Confederate General Takes Half Of Cotton

1612 – 06-02-64- Government Of State Works Far Below Par

1613 – 06-03-64- Editor Seeks Meet Of State Legislature

1614 – 06-04-64- High Court Resumes Its Summer Sessions

1615 – 06-05-64- Other Courts Start To Resume Operations

1616 – 06-06-64- Race Course Resumes Operations At Little Rock

1617 – 06-07-64- Battle Of Lake Chicot Is Joined As U.S. Seeks To Dislodge Marmaduke’s Forces

1618 – 06-08-64- General Sickles Arrives On A ‘Political’ Visit

1619 – 06-09-64- General Sickles Reviews Troops, Makes Speech

1620 – 06-10-64- Federal Unit Disbanded, Investigation Started

1621 – 06-11-64- Railroad Line Target Of Guerrilla Raids

1622 – 06-12-64- Regular Mail Service Resumed In Arkansas

1623 – 06-13-64- Guerrillas Repeatedly Cut Telegraph Line

1624 – 06-14-64- Watie’s CSA Indian Brigade Captures Steamboat  J.R. Williams Near Fort Smith

1625 – 06-15-64- Colonel Manter’s Death Announced By General

1626 – 06-16-64- Steele Tries To Get More Cavalry Horses

1627 – 06-17-64- Tom Steele’s Guerrillas Raid Near Little Rock

1628 – 06-18-64- Petty Thefts In LR Rise Under Federals

1629 – 06-19-64- Theater At Little Rock Ends Season On July 4

1630 – 06-20-64- Scouting Parties Fail To Meet Each Other

1631 – 06-21-64- General Shelby Opens Operations Against Federal Shipping On White River June 24

1632 – 06-22-64- Shelby Takes Possession Of Roads Into Clarendon

1633 – 06-23-64- All-Out Effort Made To Surprise Gunboat

1634 – 06-24-64- Guerrilla Band Captures Herd Of 240 U.S. Mules

1635 – 06-25-64- Masons In Arkansas Mark St. John’s Day

1636 – 06-26-64- Davidson’s Assignment Causes Steele To Worry

1637 – 06-27-64- Word Reaches Little Rock Davidson Isn’t Coming

1638 – 06-28-64- General Carr Takes Command Of Force Against Shelby’s White River Blockade

1639 – 06-29-64- Major Rutherford Taken By Federal Detachment

1640 – 06-30-64- 43 Wounded Prisoners Are Taken To Camden

 

 

Box 3

File 4 – July-August 1964

Articles # 1641-1688:

1641 – 07-01-64- Texan Comes To Check On Soldiers’ Treatment

1642 – 07-02-64- Judge Brown Appointed To Treasury Position

1643 – 07-03-64- July Fourth Celebrations Not Elaborate As Usual

1644 – 07-04-64- Fort Smith Celebrates Fourth Like Old Days

1645 – 07-05-64- State’s Delegation Joins In Convention At Baltimore; Lincoln, Johnson Nominated

1646 – 07-06-64- Third Arkansas Cavalry Returns To Lewisburg

1647 – 07-07-64- ‘Abandon The Interior; General Buford Says

1648 – 07-08-64- Arms And Ammunition Smuggled Across River

1649 – 07-09-64- General Samuel A. Rice Dies At Iowa Home

1650 – 07-10-64- Newspapers Flourish Despite Many Troubles

1651 – 07-11-64- Second State Congress Opens First ’64 Session

1652 – 07-12-64- Congress Adjourns On July 4, 1864 – Arkansas Delegation Is Still Not Seated

1653 – 07-13-64- Congress Disappoints Radical Unionists

1654 – 07-14-64- Conservative Unionists Are Pleased At Action

1655 – 07-15-64- Challenge Accepted At Bayou Des Arc

1656 – 07-16-64- Major Mcdaniel Sent To Strike At Railroad

1657 – 07-17-64- Major Bennett’s Escort Leaves For Caddo Gap

1658 – 07-18-64- Bennett Party Ambushed By Band Of Guerrillas

1659 – 07-19-64- General Canby Sends U.S. Expedition Up White River To Aid Steele’s Forces

1660 – 07-20-64- Military Authorities Start War On Canines

1661 – 07-21-64- Most Railroad Damage Is Done By Guerrillas

1662 – 07-22-64- Army Officer Continues Handling Court Cases

1663 – 07-23-64- Pulaski County Court Resumes Its Duties

1664 – 07-24-64- Pine Bluff Garrison Considered Important

1665 – 07-25-64- Private Gets Medal For Killing Doctor Holt

1666 – 07-26-64- Confederate Cavalry Force Attacks Post Near Fort Smith; Federal Unit Captured

1667 – 07-27-64- Proclamation Issued For A General Election

1668 – 07-28-64- Governor Flanagin Calls General Assembly Meet

1669 – 07-29-64- Firing Squad Execute Four Men At Fort Smith

1670 – 07-30-64- Confederate Force Attacks Near Fort Smith

1671 – 07-31-64- Confederates Lose Duel With Artillery

1672 – 08-01-64- Captain Gunter Remains To Annoy The Federals

1673 – 08-02-64- Col. Dobbin Raids Leased Plantations Below Helena; Skirmishes With Federals

1674 – 08-03-64- Negro Raid Precedes Attack On Plantations

1675 – 08-04-64- Paymaster Narrates Visit To Little Rock

1676 – 08-05-64- Troops Drink Too Much, Generals Close Saloons

1677 – 08-06-64- Confederates Ambush Detachments Of 40 Men

1678 – 08-07-64- Union Sympathizers Leave State In Droves

1679 – 08-08-64- 1,500 Union Civilians Seek Refuge In North

1680 – 08-09-64- Confederate Artillery And Cavalry Force Hits Steamboat ‘Empress’ On Mississippi

1681 – 08-10-64- Relief Committee Tells Of Its Work In LR

1682 – 08-11-64- Relief Committee Starts With $1,000 Fund

1683 – 08-12-64- Facilities For Relief Are Put In Good Order

1684 – 08-13-64- Chaplains And Doctors Help With Relief Work

1685 – 08-14-64- Fayetteville Garrison Busy With Guerrillas

1686 – 08-15-64- Doctor Tries To Avenge Murder Of His Stepson

Vacation – No Articles From Sun, Aug. 16 To Sat Aug. 29, 1964

1687 – 08-30-64- Shelby’s Cavalry Hits U.S. Hay Stations On Grand Prairie, Claims 577 Prisoners

1688 – 08-31-64- Cavalry Expedition Pursues General Shelby

 

 

Box 3

File 5 – September-October 1964

Articles # 1689-1749:

1689 – 09-01-64- Confederate Force Repulsed At Tannery

1690 – 09-02-64- Federal Scouts Sent To Check Foe At Benton

1691 – 09-03-64- Shelby And Adams Fight Over Who Is In Charge

1692 – 09-04-64- Confederate Courts Resume Operations

1693 – 09-05-64- General Price Begins His Raid In Missouri

1694 – 09-06-64- Price Assembles Forces For Last Major Confederate Attack North To Missouri

1695 – 09-07-64- General Smith Stations Force At Monticello

1696 – 09-08-64- Confederate Divisions Inspected By General

1697 – 09-09-64- Federal Scouting Party Attacks Force’s Pickets

1698 – 09-10-64- State Militia Begins Drilling At Two Cities

1699 – 09-11-64- State’s Private Schools Open For Year’s Work

1700 – 09-12-64- Warehouses Adequate For Army In Little Rock

1701 – 09-13-64- General Assembly Meets At Washington In An Unusual ‘Extraordinary Session'

1702 – 09-14-64- Worthington Foils Wagon Train Raid

1703 – 09-15-64- Confederate Prison Left Much To Desire

1704 – 09-16-64- Camp Ford Escapes Occurred Frequently

1705 – 09-17-64- Major And Lieutenant Flee, Are Recaptured

1706 – 09-18-64- Paper Again Condemns A Conciliatory Policy

1707 – 09-19-64- Amnesty Oath Troubles Editor Of Newspaper

1708 – 09-20-64- Arkansas’s Confederate Special Session Meets September 22 – Lacks Legal Quorum

1709 – 09-21-64- Washington Facilities For Government Limited

1710 – 09-22-64- Federal Force Leaves Memphis For Little Rock

1711 – 09-23-64- A Confederate Spy Hanged At Pine Bluff

1712 – 09-24-64- State Makes Effort To Collect Real Taxes

1713 – 09-25-64- Union Soldiers Form Church At Fort Smith

1714 – 09-26-64- Federal Forage Train Attacked By Choctaws

1715 – 09-27-64- Confederate General Assembly Approves 24 Acts, 10 Resolutions At Washington

1716 – 09-28-64- Confederates Block Federals At Clarksville

1717 – 09-29-64- Federal Force Of 400 Needed For Escort Duty

1718 – 09-30-64- Two Flee, One Caught After Escape Attempt

1719 – 10-01-64- Christian Commission Works Among Federals

1720 – 10-02-64- By Late 1864, Criticism Of General Was Bitter

1721 – 10-03-64- Restrictions On Cotton Caused Much Criticism

1722 – 10-04-64- Confederate Arkansas Holds Its General Election On October 3; Vacancies Filled

1723 – 10-05-64- Magruder Concentrates Force Near Monticello

1724 – 10-06-64- General Clayton Spends An Uneasy Two Weeks

1725 – 10-07-64- Federal Scouts Report Skirmishes With Enemy

1726 – 10-08-64- Federal Officials In State Also Set General Election

1727 – 10-09-64- Union Refugee In Illinois Tells Of His Experiences

1728 – 10-10-64- Engelmann Takes Over Command At Little Rock

1729 – 10-11-64- Federal Officials Establish New Trade Regulations In Arkansas In October, 1864

1730 – 10-12-64- Merchants Try To Soften Treasury Disposal Order

1731 – 10-13-64- Suspended Merchants Attack Others’ Loyalty

1732 – 10-14-64- Few Lr Businessmen Take Part In Protests

1733 – 10-15-64- Foes Make It Difficult For Federal Civilians

1734 – 10-16-64- Confederate Colonel Scouts For Recruits

1735 – 10-17-64- Dixie Leaning Obvious In Paper’s Dispatches

1736 – 10-18-64- General Price Enters Missouri Confident Of Success; Rosecrans Marshals Forces

1737 – 10-19-64- Pike House Plundered, Letter Writer Reports

1738 – 10-20-64- Letter Writer, Editor Differ On Albert Pike

1739 – 10-21-64- Enemy Attacks Vessel Carrying Negro Unit

1740 – 10-22-64- Federals Win Skirmish Through Enemy’s Error

1741 – 10-23-64- Pro-Union Independents Capture 35-Wagon Train

1742 – 10-24-64- Illiterate Officer Is Hero Of Dardanelle Encounter

1743 – 10-25-64- Price’s Force Keeps Fayetteville Garrison Busy—Leaving His Retreat Route Open

1744 – 10-26-64- Doctor Writes History Of Arkansas Regiment

1745 – 10-27-64- Fort Smith Journalist ‘Joins’ Kansas Militia

1746 – 10-28-64- Aide Tries Futilely To Overtake General

1747 – 10-29-64- Rains Leads His Troops To Southwest Arkansas

1748 – 10-30-64- Recipient Not On Hand To Get Medal Of Honor

1749 – 10-31-64- Little Rock Has Shows Even As The War Rages

 

 

Box 3

File 6 – November-December 1964

Articles # 1750-1810:

1750 – 11-01-64- Storms - - Both Man-Made And Natural – Hit Fayetteville In Early November 1864

1751 – 11-02-64- Kansas Unit’s Conduct Results In Dismissals

1752 – 11-03-64- Blunt Welcomed Warmly On Visit To Fort Smith

1753 – 11-04-64- Confederates Suffer On Retreat To Texas

1754 – 11-05-64- Radical Paper Suspends Publication 5 Months

1755 – 11-06-64- Outdated Information Causes Futile Chase

1756 – 11-07-64- Former Secessionist Chosen Circuit Judge

1757 – 11-08-64- Lincoln Overwhelms McClellan And Wins New Term; Issue Is ‘Union Or Disunion’

1758 – 11-09-64- Discrepancies Are Found In Accounts Of Skirmish

1759 – 11-10-64- U.S. General Shot By Guerrilla Sniper

1760 – 11-11-64- Canby’s Order Curtails Private Use Of Railroad

1761 – 11-12-64- New Policy On Stamps Last Only One Week

1762 – 11-13-64- Paper Claims Hindman Back On Arkansas Soil

1763 – 11-14-64- Duvall’s Bluff General Reports To President

1764 – 11-15-64- Assembly Meets Under U.S. Authority; Difficulties Arise In Obtaining A Quorum

1765 – 11-16-64- Capitol, Furniture Give Trouble To Legislature

1766 – 11-17-64- State’s Blind School Closed At Arkadelphia

1767 – 11-18-64- U.S. Soldier Describes Welcome At Little Rock

1768 – 11-19-64- Some Disorganization Follows Missouri Raid

1769 – 11-20-64- Fight Renewed To Get State Back In Union

1770 – 11-21-64- Talk Of Arming Negroes Followed By Complaint

1771 – 11-22-64- Of Cleburne, Arkansas’s Second Ranking General, Dies At Battle, Franklin, Tenn.

1772 – 11-23-64 – Destructive Fire Hits Block Near Riverfront

1773 – 11-24-64- Route To Devalls Bluff Described In Newspaper

1774 – 11-25-64- Speculators In Cotton Plague U.S. Generals

1775 – 11-26-64- Memphis Residents Held In Cotton-Purchase Row

1776 – 11-27-64- Sacks Of Oats Protect U.S. Steamer’s Guard

1777 – 11-28-64- Slaying Of Prisoner Causes Investigation

1778 – 11-29-64- General Steele Is Relieved Of Command Of Arkansas – Reynolds Assumes Post

1779 – 11-30-64- Benefits Get Clothing For Confederate Troops

1780 – 12-01-64- Secretary To Lincoln Named U.S. Marshal

1781 – 12-02-64- General Smith Orders Reservists Sent Home

1782 – 12-03-64- Instructions Detailed On Duties Of Reserve

1783 – 12-04-64- Southern General Urges Continued Resistance

1784 – 12-05-64- Magruder Outlines Ways To Assist Confederacy

1785 – 12-06-64- General Assembly Passes Two New Acts Over The Veto Of Governor Isaac Murphy

1786 – 12-07-64- Lincoln Takes Comfort From Election Figures

1787 – 12-08-64- Lincoln Rejects Talk Of Negotiated Peace

1788 – 12-09-64- U.S. General Rescinds Women’s Death Penalties

1789 – 12-10-64- Confederates Change Cotton Trade Policy

1790 – 12-11-64- Regulations Laid Down On Impressing Slaves

1791 – 12-12-64- Union Editor Advocates Brazil For Southerners

1792 – 12-13-64- General Assembly Names Snow To Senate – Question Of His Eligibility Is Raised

1793 – 12-14-64- 1,000 Attend Opening Of Varieties Theater

1794 – 12-15-64- U.S. Detachment Gets Prisoners And Horses

1795 – 12-16-64- Thanksgiving Delayed In Trans-Mississippi

1796 – 12-17-64- Confederate Money Hits New Low Mark In Value

1797 – 12-18-64- Camden Judge Directs Exchange Of Currency

1798 – 12-19-64- Return To Union Topic Of New Rumors In State

1799 – 12-20-64- General Steele Makes Farewell

1800 – 12-21-64- Forts In State Visited By Inspector-General

1801 – 12-22-64- Defenses At Capital Described In Report

1802 – 12-23-64- Gillmore Files Report On White River Forts

1803 – 12-24-64- Federal Scouts Check Reports Of Arm Cache

1804 – 12-25-64- Historic Christ Church Reopens On Christmas

1805 – 12-26-64- Bills To Change Seats Of Three Counties Fail

1806 – 12-27-64- Canby Plans Evacuation Of Fort Smith; General Grant Later Revokes The Order

1807 – 12-28-64- Editor Describes Visit To Military Prison

1808 – 12-29-64- Editor Gives Report On Visit To Hospital

1809 – 12-30-64- Relief Group Plagued By Scant Collections

1810 – 12-31-64- Series Of Fires Alarm Little Rock Residents

 

 

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File 7 – January-February 1965

Articles # 1811-1869:

1811 – 01-01-65- Letter Writer Suggests Joining France, Mexico

1812 – 01-02-65- Press Reaction Varies On Rumors Peace Near

1813 – 01-03-65- Reorganization Of The Confederate Army In Arkansas Is Initiated In December, ‘64

1814 – 01-04-65- Defeated Told Assets Of Brazil And Sonora

1815 – 01-05-65- Editor Predicts Mexico To Attract Southerners

1816 – 01-06-65- Tardy Complaint Filed On Cotton Speculation

1817 – 01-07-65- Governor Offers Plan For Trade With Mexico

1818 – 01-08-65- Lawyers’ Exclusion Act Basis For Garland Fame

1819 – 01-09-65- Federal Scouting Party Encounters Guerrillas

1820 – 01-10-65- Fort Smith Gets Word That Evacuation Order Is Revoked; Confirmation Delayed

1821 – 01-11-65- Confederate Reports On U.S. Evacuation

1822 – 01-12-65- Fort Smith Evacuation Causes Hardship, Death

1823 – 01-13-65- Smith Draws Criticism For Not Moving Troops

1824 – 01-14-65- U.S. Commander Issues Oath-Taking Regulations

1825 – 01-15-65- Rebel Roundup Follows Telegraph Line Break

1826 – 01-16-65- Details Go To Des Arc For Building Material

1827 – 01-17-65- Colonel William Brooks Attacks U.S. Force At Dardanelle; Hits 3 Transports

1828 – 01-18-65- Threat Eased, Troops Move From Dardanelle

1829 – 01-19-65- Change In Plans Sends Division To Louisiana

1830 – 01-20-65- Federal Draft Ordered In State, Nearby Areas

1831 – 01-21-65- Draft Delayed Month Beyond Original Date

1832 – 01-22-65- U.S. Scouting Party Returns To Memphis

1833 – 01-23-65- Federals Eat Breakfast Of Routed Confederates

1834 – 01-24-65- U.S. Units Invade Arkansas, Louisiana In Effort To Dislodge Harrison’s Cavalry

1835 – 01-25-65- Conditions Deplorable In Confederates’ Food

1836 – 01-26-65- Commander Splits State Into Provost Districts

1837 – 01-27-65- One Deserter Arrested; Second Eludes Federals

1838 – 01-28-65- Theaters At Capital Get New Proprietors

1839 – 01-29-65- Paper Shortage Irks Usually Placid Editor

1840 – 01-30-65- Firemen Attend Theater Wearing New Uniforms

1841 – 01-31-65- Congress Adopts Amendment To Abolish Slavery - - Murphy Calls Special Session

1842 – 02-01-65- Editor Offers Advice On Southern Negroes

1843 – 02-02-65- Arkansas Editor Fears Future Without Slaves

1844 – 02-03-65- John W. Woodward Dies; Many Arkansans Mourn

1845 – 02-04-65- Fort Smith Newspaper Has Precarious Career

1846 – 02-05-65- Seven Union Newspapers Published In Early ‘65

1847 – 02-06-65- Washington Commander Asks Public For Arms

1848 – 02-07-65- General Bussey Takes Command Of Third Division And Is Ordered To Fort Smith

1849 – 02-08-65- Keeping Cities Clean Problem For Military

1850 – 02-09-65- Rebel Guerrillas Harass Foraging Detachment

1851 – 02-10-65- Reynolds Lists Needs For Federal Garrisons

1852 – 02-11-65- Reynolds Decides Post In Chicot Impractical

1853 – 02-12-65- U.S. Detachment Finds Deserted Headquarters

1854 – 02-13-65- U.S. Commander Fears Price To Try New Raid

1855 – 02-14-65- Federals Authorize Farm-Militia Colonies For Civilians In Some Northwest Counties

1856 – 02-15-65- Fort Smith Troubled Greatly By Inflation

1857 – 02-16-65- Federal Scouting Unit Scours Border Area

1858 – 02-17-65- Killing Of Scout Leads To Hunt For Witt’s Men

1859 – 02-18-65- New State Government Starts Collecting Taxes

1860 – 02-19-65- Scout Commander Irked By Trade With Rebels

1861 – 02-20-65- Wagonload Of Currency Sent To Texas For Swap

1862 – 02-21-65- Kansas Torturers Are Captured By State Troops; Their Depredations Are ‘Shocking’

1863 – 02-22-65- Soldiers Depredations Trouble U.S. Officers

1864 – 02-23-65- Union Commander Asks Transfer From Arkansas

1865 – 02-24-65- Buford Fears Transfer Intended As Reprimand

1866 – 02-25-65- U.S. Party Repulses Attack In Heavy Rain

1867 – 02-26-65- Congress Receives Bill To Form New Territory

1868 – 02-27-65- Union League Promotes Radical Republicanism

1869 – 02-28-65- General Canby Opens Major U.S. Attack On Mobile; Troops From Arkansas Used

 

 

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File 8 – March-April 1965

Articles # 1870-1930:

1870 – 03-01-65- Military Telegraph Hits Efficiency Peak

1871 – 03-02-65- Federals, Guerrillas Clash Near Pine Bluff

1872 – 03-03-65- Editor Sadly Recognizes Cotton Not Really King

1873 – 03-04-65- 2d Lincoln Inaugural Marked At Fort Smith

1874 – 03-05-65- Law For Negro Troops Too Late To Aid South

1875 – 03-06-65- Rebel Editor Attempts To Reassure Readers

1876 – 03-07-65- Court Of Inquiry Assembles In April, 1865 To Check Reynolds’ Charges Against Price

1877 – 03-08-65- Many State Families Border On Starvation

1878 – 03-09-65- Families Of Union Men Pose Special Problem

1879 – 03-10-65- U.S. Detachment Falls In Trap; Captain Dies

1880 – 03-11-65- Congress Doesn’t Act On Representation Plea

1881 – 03-12-65- Adventurous Soldier Killed By Guerrillas

1882 – 03-13-65- 18 Guerrillas Killed By Regiment In 2 Weeks

1883 – 03-14-65- Confederate Property Is Ordered Sold—Laws Later Declared Unconstitutional

1884 – 03-15-65- Negro Suffrage Claims Much Public Attention

1885 – 03-16-65- Status Of Ex-Rebels Concerns Federalists

1886 – 03-17-65- First Federal Draft In State Takes 212

1887 – 03-18-65- New Source Helps Cut Prices At Fort Smith

1888 – 03-19-65- Bugler Bungles, Lets Guerrilla Leader Flee

1889 – 03-20-65- Fort Smith Residents Find City Different

1890 – 03-21-65- Department Of Arkansas Is Transferred From West Mississippi To The Missouri

1891 – 03-22-65- Federals Get Captives In Raid At Monticello

1892 – 03-23-65- Registration Ordered For Liberated Slaves

1893 – 03-24-65- Two Books Published In Confederate Area

1894 – 03-25-65- Newspaper Is Enlarged Despite Difficulties

1895 – 03-26-65- Home For War Orphans Brings Plea For Funds

1896 – 03-27-65- Home For War Orphans Begun At Fort Smith

1897 – 03-28-65- Arkansas General Assembly Unanimously Ratifies Amendment Abolishing Slavery

1898 – 03-29-65- Problems Of Quorum Plague The Assembly

1899 – 03-30-65- House Has A Problem Maintaining Quorum

1900 – 03-31-65- Governor Isaac Murphy Vetoes Tax Legislation

1901 – 04-01-65- Senator Snow’s Election Prompts Stormy Debate

1902 – 04-02-65- 2 Bills To Deny Rights To Reclaimed Rebels Die

1903 – 04-03-65- First Arkansas Cavalry Gives Up Battle Flag

1904 – 04-04-65- Legislative Bill For Freedmen’s Rights Brings Storm Of Protest—Is Defeated

1905 – 04-05-65- Circuit Court Dispute Involves Legislature

1906 – 04-06-65- Train Guards Repulse Guerrilla Attackers

1907 – 04-07-65- Federal Detachment Kills 2 Bushwhackers

1908 – 04-08-65- Paper Flays Clayton; Another Defends Him

1909 – 04-09-65- Two Cities Celebrate ‘Beginning Of End’

1910 – 04-10-65- Bitter-End Optimist Hails Richmond’s Fall

1911 – 04-11-65- And Then Came Appomattox - - On April 9 Lee Surrendered All His Available Units

1912 – 04-12-65- U.S. Seeks Surrender Of State’s Rebel Force

1913 – 04-13-65- Confederate General Refuses To Surrender

1914 – 04-14-65- Confederate’s Memoirs Recall Surrender News

1915 – 04-15-65- Rebels Slow To Accept Lee’s Surrender As End

1916 – 04-16-65- Steamboat Tycoon Sets Record Of 23 ½ Hours

1917 – 04-17-65- Guerrillas Loot Craft At Sunnyside Landing

1918 – 04-18-65- Cannon Boom At Fort Steele - - And Give The News Of The Assassination Of Lincoln

1919 – 04-19-65- Assassination News Reaches Fort Smith

1920 – 04-20-65- Fort Smith Contributes To Memorial For Lincoln

1921 – 04-21-65- Death Of Lincoln Seen As Blow To The South

1922 – 04-22-65- Federal Posts Attempt To Subdue Guerrillas

1923 – 04-23-65- Telegraph Line Damage Causes News Blackout

1924 – 04-24-65- Confederate Troops Say They’ll Continue Fight

1925 – 04-25-65- ‘Sultana’ Explosion On The Mississippi May Have Been Greatest Marine Disaster

1926 – 04-26-65- U.S. Takes First Step Toward Peacetime Status

1927 – 04-27-65- Editor Eakin Wavers In Advice To Public

1928 – 04-28-65- Murphy Urges Kindness To Repatriated Rebels

1929 – 04-29-65- Many Rebels Desert, Surrender To North

1930 – 04-30-65- Colonization Debated In Fort Smith Paper

 

 

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File 9 – May-June 1965

Articles # 1931-1944:

1931 – 05-01-65- Publication Resumed By Arkansas Gazette

1932 – 05-02-65- General Thompson, The CSA’s ‘Swamp Fox’, Surrenders To Lt. Col. Charles W. Davis

1933 – 05-03-65- Rebel General Seeks Surrender Interview

1934 – 05-04-65- Steps Taken For Change In Government Of State

1935 – 05-05-65- Guerrilla Leader Kills Another After Quarrel

1936 – 05-06-65- Last Reported Skirmish Fought At Monticello

1937 – 05-07-65- Guerrillas Surrender In Greater Numbers

1938 – 05-08-65- Some Sections Of State Drift To Near Anarchy

1939 – 05-09-65- Kirby Smith, ‘General Without An Army’, Surrenders His Command At New Orleans

1940 – 05-16-65- Restored Portrait Of William E. Woodruff On Display At The Newspaper He Founded

1941 – 05-23-65- Former Governor Archibald Yell Meets Death While Serving In Mexican War

1942 – 05-30-65- An Old Address To The Bar Association Gives The Travails Of A Young Lawyer

1943 – 06-06-65- General Assembly Passes Strict Anti-Duel Law Following The Allen-Oden Conflict

1944 – 06-27-65- Two Arkansas Territorial Jurists In Duel Near Helena; Judge Joseph Selden Killed

 

 

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File 10- July-December 1965

Articles # 1945-1970:

1945 – 07-04-65- Federal Military Occupation Of State Begins – General McGinnis Commander

1946 – 07-11-65- Shift From Slavery To Freedom Brings No Dramatic Change To State’s Negroes

1947 – 07-18-65- John Breck Treat Comes To Arkansas – Project Is To Establish New Trading Post

1948 – 07-25-65- Law’s Scheme To Colonize Along Arkansas Fails Of Grandeur After He Skips Paris

1949 – 08-01-65- French Official Makes Inspection Tour Of ‘Sotehouy’ – Or ‘Arkansas’ As We Know It

1950 – 08-08-65- Company Of The Indies Recalls Troops From Law’s Colony On Arkansas River

1951 – 08-15-65- ’32 Cholera Epidemic Leads Little Rock To Establish First City Board Of Health

1952 – 08-22-65- First Public Cemetery Is Built In Capital After 14 Years; Private Area Used Earlier

1953 – 08-29-65- The First General Assembly Of Arkansas Convenes February 7 At Arkansas Post

1954 – 09-05-65- A Memorable Time In 1811- - A Comet, An Earthquake, And A Famous Steamboat

1955 – 09-12-65- Letters Of Judge Andrew Scott Disclose The Thoughts Of A Man Before A Duel

1956 – 09-19-65- Steamboat Comet Makes Historic Trip – Opens Navigation Up To Arkansas Post

1957 – 09-26-65- First Steamboats Reach Little Rock In ’22 On Way To Dwight Mission, Fort Smith

1958 – 10-03-65- John Dunn Hunter – A Man Of Mystery - Intrigued The Nation With Indian Tales

1959 – 10-10-65- John J. Pershing Listed Herman Davis As Arkansas’s Top Hero Of World War I

1960 – 10-17-65- Democrats Attack Albert Pike, A Leading Whig, On Basis Of Minor Unpaid Board Bill

1961 – 10-24-65- 1838: Little Rock Gets First Steam Ferry – Population Increases To 1,431 Persons

1962 – 10-31-65- Vice President Richard Mentor Johnson Visits State – Is Honored In Little Rock

1963 – 11-07-65- Party Strife Inspires New Whig Paper – Arkansas Star Has Short, Stormy Career

1964 – 11-14-65- City Fathers Fiddle While Little Rock - - Or At Least  Large Sections Of It – Burns

1965 – 11-21-65- Woodruff Arrives At Arkansas Post – Publishes First Issue Of Gazette In 1819

1966 – 11-28-65- Miller’s Prediction Of End Of The World Frightens Many In Stormy Spring Of ‘43

1967 – 12-05-65- Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great-Grandfather Is Elected To Arkansas House In 1842

1968 – 12-12-65- Explosion Of Steamboat New Hampshire Is One Of State’s Worst River Accidents

1969 – 12-19-65- California Beckons Arkansans In 1846 – But Their Expedition Ends In Tragedy

1970 – 12-26-65- Visitor To Hot Springs Lists Attractions And Drawbacks Of Resort In The 1830s

 

 

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File 11- January-April 1966

Articles # 1971-1987:

1971 – 01-02-66- Indians Brings Tragedy To Tidwell

1972 – 01-09-66- First Theatrical Company In Little Rock Has Performance Here In December 1838

1973 – 01-16-66- Little Rock Theater Opens Second Season; In Remodeled Livery Stable ‘Stars’ Play

1974 – 01-23-66- Rev. Theobald Mathew, The Temperance Crusader, Visits State In Summer Of 1850

1975 – 01-30-66- Ten Newspapers Are Published In Period Following Creation Of Arkansas Territory

1976 – 02-06-66- Hindman Wounded In Helena Gunfight – Another Is Killed In Downtown Battles

1977 – 02-13-66- Batesville’s Institute – A Community Center – Was Pride Of The City In 1800s

1978 – 02-20-66- Arkansas Gazette’s Christopher Danley Gets A Good ‘Story’ While At Hot Springs

1979 – 02-27-66- Little Rock Had A Hard Row To Hoe - - But It Finally Became The Unchallenged Capital

1980 – 03-06-66- Early Camden Had A Unique Distinction: Someone Tried To Steal Away Its River!

1981 – 03-13-66- Six Steamboats Are Built On The Arkansas Prior To Civil War – Three At Little Rock

1982 – 03-20-66- Dr. William Byrd Powell – Whether Genius Or Crackpot – Made Many Friends In State

1983 – 03-27-66- Federal Soldiers Break Into Newspaper Office At Camden, Demolish Equipment

1984 – 04-03-66- Pine Bluff Newspaper Editor Is Mistaken For Conspirator In The Death Of Lincoln

1985 – 04-10-66- Pulaski County’s First Jail Was Scarcely Effective - - It Was Merely A Log Cabin

1986 – 04-17-66- Three Families Settle At The ‘Little Rock’ Around 1769 But No Exact Date Is Known

1987 – 04-24-66- 2d Wave Of Settlers Comes To Little Rock – Joins Earlier French-Quapaw Community

 

 

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File 12- May-August 1966

Articles # 1988-2002:

1988 – 05-01-66- Historical Association’s Meeting Here Will Explore The Group’s Predecessors

1989 – 05-08-66- Cincinnati Newsman Visits Arkansas - - And Isn’t Impressed With Our Facilities

1990 – 05-15-66- Huntersville Grew Up Around A Railroad – It’s Site Is Now Part Of North Little Rock

1991 – 05-15-66- Flood Ravages Hot Springs In 1871 As Its Creek Becomes A River; Damage Extensive

1992 – 05-29-66- Gazette Reporter Writes Of Memorable Train Trip To Memphis In Spring Of 1871

1993 – 06-05-66- Disastrous Fire Hits Little Rock In ’54 - -Important Buildings Are Destroyed

1994 – 06-12-66- Second Destructive Fire Hits Little Rock In 1871 - - This Is The Worst History

1995 – 06-19-66- Pierre Laclede, The Founder Of St. Louis, Died In Arkansas – But Who Knows Where?

1996 – 06-26-66- Holy Calliope! As The Old Saying Goes - -Gazette Runs Its First Ad For A Circus

1997 – 07-03-66- Attorney John Taylor Makes Indelible Mark With Sharp Tongue, Eloquence

1998 – 07-10-66- Old State House Is Beautiful Building - - But It  Wasn’t Like That In Old Days

1999 – 08-07-66- Old Spadra Mine Was Part Of Extensive Coal Field Bordering The Arkansas River

2000 – 08-14-66- Boxing Comes To Little Rock In 1872 - - First Fight Gets Mixed Reactions Here

2001 – 08-21-66- Marengo Joe, Sharper, Gambler, Deputy, Promotes Fights, Other Fulton Endeavors

2002 – 08-28-66- Plucky Arkansas Lady Leaves Her Story Of The Travails Of The Era Of The Civil War

 

 

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File 13- September-December 1966

Articles # 2003-2019:

2003 – 09-04-66- Continuing The Reminiscences Of A Brave Arkansas Woman During The Civil War

2004 – 09-11-66- The Final Installment Of Susan Fletcher’s Saga Of The Hardships Of The Civil War

2005 – 09-18-66- Vice President Henry Wilson Visits - - Hasty Plans Are Made For A Reception

2006 – 09-25-66- Memphis Group Forms Organization – ‘Old Folks’: Judge Underwood Is A Member

2007 – 10-02-66- Stage Coach Robbery Near Hot Springs In 1874 Is Attributed To The James Gang

2008 – 10-09-66- James Gang Again Suspected Of Robbery - - But This Time It’s A Railroad Train

2009 – 10-16-66- Outlaws Pull Another Stagecoach Robbery - - This Time Not Blamed On The James Gang

2010 – 10-23-66- Family Valuables Hidden In Civil War Gave Birth To Buried Treasure Legends

2011 – 10-30-66- Diamonds Are Discovered In Arkansas - - But There Were A Number Of  Earlier Finds

2012 – 11-06-66- Gov. John Pope Incorporates Little Rock - - 40 Families Are In Residence In 1824

2013 – 11-13-66- James Russell Berry’s Memoirs Describe His Life In Arkansas Back In The 1830s

2014 – 11-20-66- William E. Woodruff Comes To Arkansas  - - And Founds Gazette Arkansas Post

2015 – 11-27-66- More Notes From James R. Berry On His Life In Arkansas:  He Visits Hot  Springs

2016 – 12-04-66- Governor Elisha Baxter Was A Unionist - - And He Suffered For It In Civil War

2017 – 12-11-66- A Tragic Day At Helena Sees A Gunfight, Lynching, And Hindman’s Assassination

2018 – 12-18-66- Suspects Arrested In Hindman’s Murder - - But The Long Search Proves Fruitless

2019 – 12-25-66- Steamboating Was A Profitable Trade In The 1800s - -But A Dangerous One, Too

 

 

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File 14- January-April 1967

Articles # 2020-2037:

2020 – 01-01-67- Arkansan Journeys West To Bring Back 17Survivors Of 1857 Mormon Massacre

2021 – 01-08-67- 1st Protestant Mission To Osage Indians Delayed, Spends 6 Months In Arkansas

2022 – 01-15-67- Little Rock’s First Lady Resident Arrived In 1820, Bore City’s First Child In 1822

2023 – 01-22-67- First Negro Legislators Are Named In 1868 - - In Same Election Won By Powell Clayton

2024 – 01-29-67- The Hassle Over Pulaski’s Judge Recalls The Futrell-Oldham Controversy Of 1913

2025 – 02-05-67- Old Town Of Bartlett Turned Out To Be Only Frustrated Dreams  - - And Schemes

2026 – 02-12-67- Old Town Of Bartlett Got A New Name - - Warren - - But Is Remembered As Marche

2027 – 02-19-67- Plans For Polish Community At Marche Began With Letter To Editor Of Gazette

2028 – 02-26-67- Gold Strike In Searcy Excites Arkansas – But It Lasts Only About Three Months

2029 – 03-05-67- Gabriel Mccowan’s ‘Eye Water’ Brought Fame, But He Had Other Claims To History

2030 – 03-12-67- Watkins Family Moved To Little Rock During  The Territorial Days Of Arkansas

2031 – 03-19-67- Louisa Clark Planned To Teach Indians - - But Romance Met Her In Old Little Rock

2032 – 03-26-67- Edward Payson Washburn Had Artistic Ability, And Became Well-Known Painter

2033 – 04-02-67- 3 Letters From J. Woodward Washbourne Tell Of The Bloody Battle Of Pea Ridge

2034 – 04-09-67- 1835 Treaty Leads To The ‘Trail Of Tears’ For Cherokees, As They Move To The West

2035 – 04-16-67- Continuing The Story Of The Washburn Family - -Famed In History Of Arkansas

2036 – 04-23-67- Internal Discord Within Cherokee Nation Still Strong Even After Civil War Ends

2037 – 04-30-67- J. Woodward Washbourne Goes To Capital As Secretary Of Southern Cherokee Group

 

 

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File 15- May-August 1967

Articles # 2038-2052:

2038 – 05-07-67- Conclusion Of The Historic Washbourne Letter On Negotiations In Washington

2039 – 05-14-67- Wright Daniel, Elisha White Are Among First White Settlers In Little Rock Area

2040 – 05-21-67- Few Remember Old Mill Creek, Which Once Ran Through Eastern Little Rock

2041 – 05-28-67- Lawyer David Rorer Dabbled In Politics During Nine Years In Arkansas Territory

2042 – 06-04-67- David Rorer’s Ferry Was A Landmark In The Pioneer Days Of Little Rock

2043 – 06-11-67- Amos Wheeler Arrives At The ‘Little Rock’ Back In 1819 To Survey The Proposed City

2044 – 06-18-67- Samuel Wollard Listed As First Buyer Of The New Urban Lots In Little Rock

2045 – 06-25-67- First Birckmakers Open Operations In New Town Of Little Rock; Others Follow

2046 – 07-02-67- Sevier-Newton Duel Is Overshadowed By Another - - Crittenden Against Conway

2047 – 07-09-67- Duels, In Arkansas And Elsewhere, Stir Controversy; Senate Measure Is Passed

2048 – 07-16-67- The Origin Of The Steamboat Whistle – A Favorite Argument Among Rivermen

2040 – 08-06-67- 1811 Was A Terrible Year – New Madrid Made It Truly Memorable For  Arkansans

2050 – 08-13-67- The New Madrid Earthquakes Of 1811-’12 Were As Terrifying On River As On Land

2051 – 08-20-67- Length Of New Madrid Earthquake Is Debatable; It Began December 16, 1811

2052 – 08-27-67- Indian Factor Wrote Detailed Notes On The Louisiana Purchase Territory

 

 

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File 16- September-December

Articles # 2053-2070:

2053 – 09-03-67- Concluding John Breck Treat’s Report On The White River And Its Tributaries

2054 – 09-10-67- Eureka Springs Has An Interesting History - - But Few Persons Seem To Agree About It

2055 – 09-17-67- Elijah A. More Is Elected Commissioner Of Public Buildings By Legislature In 1836

2056 – 09-24-67- Tenn. Governor Sam Houston Resigned; Went To Live Three Years Among Indians

2057 – 10-01-67- Federal Attempts To Remove The Famed Red River Raft Draw Regional Interest

2058 – 10-08-67- Gazette Reporter Takes A Ride On Lr&Fs And Writes Story Of His Trip Up To Ozark

2059 – 10-15-67- Gazette Editor Opie Read Tells Tall Tale Of Rise And Demise Of Short-Lived Paper

2060 – 10-22-67- ‘The Town Opposite Bentonville’ Marks A Major Milestone:  The Frisco Arrives

2061 – 10-29-67- Arkansas Woman’s Butter Sculpture Is A Sensation At Philadelphia Exposition

2062 – 11-05-67- Organized Religion Comes To Little Rock In 1820’s - - And Has A Civilizing Effect

2063 – 11-12-67- Daniel Upham Makes A Quick Fortune In The Post-War ‘Carpetbagging’ Days

2064 – 11-19-67- Upham Closes Business In New York - - Sets Up New Enterprises In Arkansas

2065 – 11-26-67- Provisional Government Deposed Under Reconstruction Acts; Election Is Held

2066 – 12-03-67- Organization Of Arkansas Militia Leads To Violence; Several Persons Are Killed

2067 – 12-10-67- Telephone Service Comes To Little Rock In 1879: Forty Subscribers Are Recorded

2068 – 12-17-67- Pine Bluff, Fort Smith And Van Buren Get Telephone  Service; Instructions Issued

2069 – 12-24-67- Visit By Kentucky Evangelist In 1832 Causes Church Upheaval In Little Rock

2070 – 12-31-67- Two Kentucky Evangelists Successful During A 26-Day Revival At Little Rock

 

 

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File 17- January-June 1968

Articles # 2071-2093:

2071 – 01-07-68- Postmaster O. A. Hadley Takes Action To Get Free Mail Delivery In Little Rock

2072 – 01-14-68- Presbyterian Ladies Of 1880 Have Idea For Raising Money – An Art Exhibition

2073 – 01-21-68- Judge Gus Fulk’s Radio Speech In 1948 Gives A Picture Of Little Rock In The 1880s

2074 – 01-28-68- Concluding Judge Gus Fulk’s Description Of His Native Little Rock Back In 1880s

2075 – 02-04-68- Thomas Parsel Writes His Recollections Of Little Rock In The 1840s, ‘50s And ‘60s

2076 – 02-11-68- James H. Lucas, Arkansas Gazette Printer, Becomes The Wealthiest Man In St. Louis

2077 – 02-18-68- Laffite The Pirate Made Secret Mission To Arkansas’ During ‘Lost Period In 1816

2078 – 02-25-68- Old Story Of The ‘Big’ And ‘Little’ Rocks Not Borne Out By La Harpe’s Own Report

2079 – 03-03-68- And Now, Another Historical Question – Who Actually ‘Did Name The Little Rock’?

2080 – 03-10-68- Little Rock Finally Gets A City Directory – After A Couple Of False Starts –  In 1871

2081 – 03-17-68- Albert E. Sholes Of Memphis Begins Work On The First ‘Professional’ City Directory

2082 – 03-24-68- Arkansas Organizes Regiment, Battalion In 1846 For Service During Mexican War

2083 – 03-31-68- Whigs Often Elected To State Legislature; Only One, Newton, Ever Went To Congress

2084 – 04-07-68- Group From Maine Seeks New Location For Factories, Make Visit To Arkansas

2085 – 04-14-68- Some Interesting Speculation On How Our State Finally Got The Name Of  ‘Arkansas’

2086 – 04-21-68- James Miller, New Hampshire War Hero, Is Named Governor Of Arkansas Territory

2087 – 04-28-68- Some Military Friends, Some Career Men Accompany Governor Miller To Arkansas

2088 – 05-05-68- Two Other Millers Join Governor Miller On Trip To State; One Was His Brother

2089 – 05-12-68- First Session Of Arkansas’s Territorial Assembly Adjourns; Miller Makes Trip

2090 – 05-19-68- James Miller, First Territorial Governor, Brought Men Of Ability To The Frontier

2091 – 05-26-68- Thomas S. Drew Became Fourth Governor Of State, But Resigned In Second Term

2092 – 06-02-68- Oliver H.P. Bilby’s Letters Home Describe His Adventures During The Mexican War

2093 – 06-09-68- Henry C. Byrd Wins Fame As A Portrait Painter – Receives Many Commissions