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Author: Mark K. Christ
Genre: History
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806184425
Book Pages: 336
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The Arkansas River Valley is one of the most fertile regions in the South. During the Civil War, the river also served as a vital artery for moving troops and supplies. In 1863 the battle to wrest control of the valley was, in effect, a battle for the state itself. In spite of its importance, however, this campaign is often overshadowed by the siege of Vicksburg. Now Mark K. Christ offers the first detailed military assessment of parallel events in Arkansas, describing their consequences for both Union and Confederate powers. Christ analyzes the campaign from military and political perspectives to show how events in 1863 affected the war on a larger scale. His lively narrative incorporates eyewitness accounts to tell how new Union strategy in the Trans-Mississippi theater enabled the capture of Little Rock, taking the state out of Confederate control for the rest of the war. He draws on rarely used primary sources to describe key engagements at the tactical level—particularly the battles at Arkansas Post, Helena, and Pine Bluff, which cumulatively marked a major turning point in the Trans-Mississippi. In addition to soldiers’ letters and diaries, Christ weaves civilian voices into the story—especially those of women who had to deal with their altered fortunes—and so fleshes out the human dimensions of the struggle. Extensively researched and compellingly told, Christ’s account demonstrates the war’s impact on Arkansas and fills a void in Civil War studies.


Author: Anne Bailey
Genre: History
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781557285652
Book Pages: 304
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This collection of essays represents the best recent history written on Civil War activity in Arkansas. It illuminates the complexity of such issues as guerrilla warfare, Union army policies, and the struggles hetween white and black civilians and soldiers, and also shows that the war years were a time of great change and personal conflict for the citizens of the state, despite the absence of "great" battles or armies. All the essays, which have been previously published in scholarly journals, have been revised to reflect recent scholarship in the field. Each selection explores a military or social dimension of the war that has been largely ignored or which is unique to the war in Arkansas—gristmill destruction, military farm colonies, nitre mining operations, mountain clan skirmishes, federal plantation experiments, and racial atrocities and reprisals. Together, the essays provoke thought on the character and cost of the war away from the great battlefields and suggest the pervasive change wrought by its destructiveness. In the cogent introduction Daniel E. Sutherland and Anne J. Bailey set the historiographic record of the Civil War in Arkansas, tracing a line from the first writings through later publications to our current understanding. As a volume in The Civil War in the West series, Civil War Arkansas elucidates little-known but significant aspects of the war, encouraging new perspectives on them and focusing on the less studied western theater. As such, it will inform and challenge both students and teachers of the American Civil War.


Author: Powell Clayton
Genre: History
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 0530348039
Book Pages: 378
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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Author: Glenn Dedmondt
Genre: Arkansas
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 1455604321
Book Pages: 160
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Author: Mark K. Christ
Genre: Arkansas
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1610753550
Book Pages: 228
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi


Author: Rena Marie Knight
Genre: Arkansas
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89082464405
Book Pages: 680
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

"Over 5,000 listings of Union and Contederate Soldiers who were born, or lived, or fought or died in Arkansas. Contains genealogical information both Civil and Military biographical information; Contains photos of (over 160) some subjects. (people) Illustrations & Photos of Civil War Scenes and Anecdotes, poetry & incidents. This information is published in two volumes sources are included."


Author: John Lewis Ferguson
Genre: Arkansas
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89077944296
Book Pages: 364
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Author: Bobby Leon Roberts
Genre: History
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 0938626841
Book Pages: 242
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

With over two hundred photographs and related documents the authors make indelibly real the physical and spiritual suffering of the ordinary soldier and his love for his country and its land. By carefully matching available written sources to photographs, the authors have created a unique opportunity for the reader to see the war on a human scale that may always elude traditional narratives. - Back cover.


Author: Books Llc
Genre:
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 115751782X
Book Pages: 36
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Arkansas Militia in the Civil War, Pulaski Light Artillery, List of Arkansas Civil War Confederate units, 6th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 5th Regiment, Arkansas State Troops, 3rd Regiment, Arkansas State Troops, 32nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 10th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, 18th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 15th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry, 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Arkansas State Troops, 2nd Arkansas Light Artillery, 4th Regiment, Arkansas State Troops, 3rd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, Robert C. Newton, 7th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 13th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 17th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 34th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 36th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 25th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Williamson's Arkansas Infantry Battalion, 27th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 26th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 7th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, 35th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 31st Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 1st Arkansas Consolidated Infantry. Excerpt: The units of the Arkansas Militia in the Civil War included militia organizations to which the current Arkansas National Guard has a connection: the militia, Home Guard, and State Troop regiments raised by the State of Arkansas. Like most of the United States, Arkansas had an organized militia system before the American Civil War (1861-1865). State law required military service of most male inhabitants of a certain age. Following the War with Mexico (1846-1848) the Arkansas militia experienced a decline, but as sectional frictions between the north and south began to build in the late 1850s the militia experienced a revival. By 1860 the state's militia consisted of 62 regiments divided into eight brigades, which comprised an ea...


Author: David E. Casto
Genre: History
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781625845603
Book Pages: 128
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

At the request of Union general Ulysses S. Grant, in 1864 Major General Frederick Steele stripped the Department of Arkansas of twelve thousand men--half its strength--to support an expedition in Louisiana. And while the depleted infantry remained largely in garrison, the 8th Missouri Cavalry and its counterparts were ordered to patrol central Arkansas under horrid conditions and protect the state from guerrilla Rebels. The regiment spent nine long months battling against Confederate general Jo Shelby's efforts to raid the White River Valley behind Union lines while simultaneously battling to secure Arkansas' borders. Join author David Casto as he explores the 8th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry's perilous excursion into enemy territory.