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Arkansas in the American Civil War

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During the American Civil War, Arkansas was a Confederate state, though it had initially voted to remain in the Union. [1]

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

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Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address

Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address was delivered on Monday, March 4, 1861, as part of his taking of the oath of office for his first term as the sixteenth President of the United States.

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Acting (law)

In law, when someone is said to be acting in a position it can mean one of three things.

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Action at Ashley's Station

The Action at Ashley's Station was a large engagement fought between Confederate States Army cavalry raiders under Brigadier General Joseph O. Shelby and Union Army garrison forces under the overall command of Brigadier General Christopher Columbus Andrews and immediate commands of Colonel Greenville M. Mitchell and Colonel Washington F. Geiger in northeast Arkansas on August 24, 1864 during the American Civil War.

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Albert Pike

Albert Pike (December 29, 1809 – April 2, 1891) was an American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason.

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Albert Rust

Albert Rust (c. 1818 – April 4, 1870) was an American politician who served as a delegate from Arkansas to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1862.

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Albert Sidney Johnston

Albert Sidney Johnston (February 2, 1803 – April 6, 1862) served as a general in three different armies: the Texian (''i.e.'' Republic of Texas) Army, the United States Army, and the Confederate States Army.

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Alexander Travis Hawthorn

Alexander Travis Hawthorn (January 10, 1825 – May 31, 1899) was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded infantry in the Western and Trans-Mississippi theaters of the American Civil War.

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American Battlefield Protection Program

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) is a United States federal government program created by the Secretary of the Interior in 1991, with the aim of preserving historic battlefields in the United States.

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American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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Amphibious warfare

Amphibious warfare is a type of offensive military operation that today uses naval ships to project ground and air power onto a hostile or potentially hostile shore at a designated landing beach.

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Antebellum South

The Antebellum era was a period in the history of the Southern United States, from the late 18th century until the start of the American Civil War in 1861, marked by the economic growth of the South.

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Appomattox Campaign

The Appomattox Campaign was a series of American Civil War battles fought March 29 – April 9, 1865 in Virginia that concluded with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to forces of the Union Army (Army of the Potomac, Army of the James and Army of the Shenandoah) under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.

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Appomattox, Virginia

Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States.

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Arkansas

Arkansas is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2017.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) is a department of the U.S. state of Arkansas charged with promoting, protecting, interpreting, and managing the state's natural and cultural resources.

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Arkansas Militia in the Civil War

The units of the Arkansas Militia in the Civil War to which the current Arkansas National Guard has a connection include the Arkansas State Militia, Home Guard, and State Troop regiments raised by the State of Arkansas.

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Arkansas Post

The Arkansas Post was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley and present-day Arkansas when Henri de Tonti established it in 1686 as a French trading post on the banks of the lower Arkansas River.

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Arkansas River

The Arkansas River is a major tributary of the Mississippi River.

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Army of Northern Virginia

The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.

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Army of Tennessee

The Army of Tennessee was the principal Confederate army operating between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.

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Army of the West (1862)

The Army of the West, also known as the Trans-Mississippi District, was a formation of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War that was a part of the Army of Mississippi.

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Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first constitution.

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Artillery

Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

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Augustus Hill Garland

Augustus Hill Garland (June 11, 1832 – January 26, 1899) was an American politician who served as the 38th Attorney General of the United States from 1885 to 1889.

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Battle Cry of Freedom (book)

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era is a Pulitzer Prize-winning work on the American Civil War, published in 1988, by James M. McPherson.

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Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was a battle of the American Civil War, fought on September 17, 1862, between Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek.

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Battle of Arkansas Post (1863)

The Battle of Arkansas Post (also known as Battle of Fort Hindman) was fought from January 9 until 11, 1863, near the mouth of the Arkansas at Arkansas Post, as part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.

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Battle of Bayou Fourche

The Battle of Bayou Fourche (also known as the Engagement at Bayou Fourche) was a military engagement of the American Civil War, and the principal engagement of the Little Rock Campaign.

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Battle of Bayou Meto

The Battle of Bayou Meto (August 27, 1863), also known as the Battle of Reed's Bridge, was fought in Pulaski County, Arkansas, during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Brownsville, Arkansas

The Battle of Brownsville (August 25, 1863) was an engagement fought in present-day Lonoke County, Arkansas, during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Cane Hill

The Battle of Cane Hill (also known as the Engagement at Cane Hill) was fought during the American Civil War on November 28, 1862 in Washington County, Arkansas.

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Battle of Chalk Bluff

The Battle of Chalk Bluff (also known as the Skirmish at Chalk Bluff) (May 1 – 2, 1863) was a military engagement of the American Civil War.

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Battle of Chickamauga

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought on September 18 – 20, 1863, between U.S. and Confederate forces in the American Civil War, marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia — the Chickamauga Campaign.

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Battle of Cotton Plant

The Battle of Cotton Plant (also known as the Action at Hill's Plantation) was a battle of the American Civil War.

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Battle of Devil's Backbone

The Battle of Devil's Backbone (also known as Backbone Mountain) was a battle of the American Civil War on September 1, 1863 in Sebastian County, Arkansas.

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Battle of Elkin's Ferry

The Battle of Elkin's Ferry (April 3 – 4, 1864), also known as Engagement at Elkin's Ferry, was fought in Clark and Nevada counties in Arkansas as part of the Camden Expedition, during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Fayetteville (1863)

The Battle of Fayetteville (also known as the Action at Fayetteville) was a battle of the American Civil War fought on April 18, 1863, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Battle of Fort Donelson

The Battle of Fort Donelson was fought from February 12–16, 1862, in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

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Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside, as part of the American Civil War.

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Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg (with an sound) was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Harpers Ferry

The Battle of Harpers Ferry was fought September 12–15, 1862, as part of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War.

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Battle of Helena

The Battle of Helena (also known as the Attack on Helena) was a land battle of the American Civil War fought on July 4, 1863, at Helena, Arkansas.

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Battle of Island Number Ten

The Battle of Island Number Ten was an engagement at the New Madrid or Kentucky Bend on the Mississippi River during the American Civil War, lasting from February 28 to April 8, 1862.

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Battle of Jenkins' Ferry

The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry (April 30, 1864), also known as the Engagement at Jenkins' Ferry, was fought at Jenkins' Ferry, southwest of Little Rock (present-day Grant County, Arkansas), during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Marks' Mills

The Battle of Marks' Mills (April 25, 1864), also known as the Action at Marks’ Mills, was fought in present-day Cleveland County, Arkansas, during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Massard Prairie

The Battle of Massard Prairie was a battle of the American Civil War.

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Battle of Mount Elba

The Battle of Mount Elba (March 30, 1864), also known as Action at Mount Elba, was fought in present-day Cleveland County, Arkansas, as part of the Camden Expedition, during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Old River Lake

The Battle of Old River Lake (also called Ditch Bayou, Furlough, and Fish Bayou) was a small skirmish between U.S. Army troops and Confederate troops from June 5 to June 6, 1864, during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Pea Ridge

The Battle of Pea Ridge (March 7 – 8, 1862), also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, was a major battle of the American Civil War fought near Leetown, northeast of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Battle of Pine Bluff

The Battle of Pine Bluff (also known as the Action at Pine Bluff) was a battle of the American Civil War.

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Battle of Poison Spring

The Battle of Poison Spring (April 18, 1864), also known as the Engagement at Poison Springs, was fought in Ouachita County, Arkansas as part of the Camden Expedition, during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Prairie D'Ane

The Battle of Prairie D'Ane (April 9 – 13, 1864), also known as Skirmish at Prairie D'Ane, Battle of Gum Springs or Battle of Moscow, was fought in present-day Nevada County, Arkansas, as part of the Camden Expedition, during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Prairie Grove

The Battle of Prairie Grove was a battle of the American Civil War fought on December 7, 1862, that resulted in a tactical stalemate but essentially secured northwest Arkansas for the Union.

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Battle of Saint Charles

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Battle of Seven Pines

The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, took place on May 31 and June 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War.

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Battle of Shiloh

The Battle of Shiloh (also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing) was a battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee.

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Battle of the Wilderness

The Battle of the Wilderness, fought May 5–7, 1864, was the first battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign against Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.

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Battle of Van Buren

The Battle of Van Buren (also known as the Skirmish at Dripping Springs) was a battle of the American Civil War fought on December 28, 1862, that resulted in a Union victory that secured northwest Arkansas for the Union.

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Battle of Westport

The Battle of Westport, sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West," was fought on October 23, 1864, in modern Kansas City, Missouri, during the American Civil War.

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Battle of Whitney's Lane

The Battle of Whitney's Lane (also known as the Action at Whitney's Lane) was a small, but psychologically important, land battle of the American Civil War fought on May 19, 1862, in north-central Arkansas.

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Battle of Wilson's Creek

The Battle of Wilson's Creek, also known as the Battle of Oak Hills, was the first major battle of the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War.

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Bennett Place

Bennett Place, sometimes known as Bennett Farm, in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, was the site, in late April 1865, of the largest surrender of Confederate soldiers ending the American Civil War, on April 26, 1865.

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Benton County, Arkansas

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Brigadier general

Brigadier general (Brig. Gen.) is a senior rank in the armed forces.

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Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

The mission of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies (est. 1997) is to promote "a greater understanding and appreciation of Arkansas history, literature, art, and culture." Named after Richard C. Butler, Sr., a noted Little Rock lawyer and philanthropist, the primary function of the Butler Center is as a research library and historical archive, specializing in Arkansas related materials.

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C-SPAN

C-SPAN, an acronym for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is an American cable and satellite television network that was created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service.

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Camden Expedition

The Camden Expedition (March 23 – May 3, 1864) was the final campaign conducted by the United States Army (Union army) against the Confederate States Army in Arkansas, during the American Civil War.

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Cavalry

Cavalry (from the French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback.

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Central Arkansas Library System

Central Arkansas Library System is a public library system headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.

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Chalk Bluff, Arkansas

Chalk Bluff was an unincorporated community in Clay County, Arkansas, United States, approximately 2 mi (3 km) northwest of St. Francis.

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Charles B. Mitchel

Charles B. Mitchel (born Charles Burton Mitchel; September 19, 1815 – September 20, 1864) was an American politician who served as a Confederate States Senator from Arkansas from February 18, 1862 until his death in 1864.

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Confederate States Army

The Confederate States Army (C.S.A.) was the military land force of the Confederate States of America (Confederacy) during the American Civil War (1861–1865).

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Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.

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Confiscation Acts

The Confiscation Acts were laws passed by the United States Congress during the Civil War with the intention of freeing the slaves still held by the Confederate forces in the South.

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Congress of the Confederate States

The Confederate States Congress was both the provisional and "permanent" legislative assembly of the Confederate States of America that existed from 1861 to 1865.

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Crittenden County, Arkansas

Crittenden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Dandridge McRae

Dandridge McRae (October 10, 1829 – April 23, 1899) was an American lawyer, court official, and Inspector General of Arkansas State Troops, as well as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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Daniel Govan

Daniel Chevilette Govan (July 4, 1829 – March 12, 1911) was an American miner, planter, and soldier.

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Daniel H. Reynolds

Daniel Harris Reynolds (December 14, 1832 – March 14, 1902) was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War.

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Department of Arkansas (United States)

The Department of the Arkansas was a command echelon of the United States Army in the 19th century around the time of the American Civil War.

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Division (military)

A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.

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Durham, North Carolina

Durham is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

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Earl Van Dorn

Earl Van Dorn (September 17, 1820May 7, 1863) was a career United States Army officer and great-nephew of Andrew Jackson, fighting with distinction during the Mexican–American War and against several tribes of Native Americans.

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Edmund Kirby Smith

Edmund Kirby Smith (May 16, 1824 – March 28, 1893) was a career United States Army officer who fought in the Mexican-American War.

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Elisha Baxter

Elisha Baxter (September 1, 1827May 31, 1899) was the tenth Governor of the State of Arkansas.

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Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation, or Proclamation 95, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.

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Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture (EOA) is a web-based encyclopedia of the U.S. state of Arkansas, described by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as "a free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of Arkansas." The encyclopedia is a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Little Rock-based Central Arkansas Library System.

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Evander McNair

Evander McNair (April 15, 1820 – November 13, 1902) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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Federal government of the United States

The federal government of the United States (U.S. federal government) is the national government of the United States, a constitutional republic in North America, composed of 50 states, one district, Washington, D.C. (the nation's capital), and several territories.

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Fort Smith Council

The Fort Smith Council (September 21, 1865), also known as the Indian Council, was a series of meetings held at Fort Smith, Arkansas from September 8–21, 1865, that were organized by the United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Dennis N. Cooley, for Indian tribes east of the Rockies (and particularly those living in what was then defined as Indian Territory).

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Fort Smith National Historic Site

Fort Smith National Historic Site is a National Historic Site located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, along the Arkansas River.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County.

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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles of the American Civil War.

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Fortification

A fortification is a military construction or building designed for the defense of territories in warfare; and is also used to solidify rule in a region during peacetime.

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Frederick Steele

Frederick Steele (January 14, 1819 – January 12, 1868) was a career military officer in the United States Army, serving as a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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General officer

A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.

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Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Harris Flanagin

Harris Flanagin (November 3, 1817 – October 23, 1874) was an American politician who served as the 7th Governor of Arkansas from 1862 to 1864.

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Helena, Arkansas

Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a city in Phillips County, Arkansas.

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Hempstead County, Arkansas

Hempstead County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Henry Massey Rector

Henry Massie Rector (May 1, 1816 – August 12, 1899) was an American politician who served as the 6th Governor of Arkansas from 1860 to 1862.

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Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park (formerly Old Washington Historic State Park) is a Arkansas state park in Hemsptead County, Arkansas in the United States.

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Hot Spring County, Arkansas

Hot Spring County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs is the eleventh-largest city in the state of Arkansas and the county seat of Garland County.

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Inflation

In economics, inflation is a sustained increase in price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time.

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Ironclad warship

An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century.

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Isaac Murphy

Isaac Murphy (October 16, 1799 or 1802 – September 8, 1882) was a native of Pennsylvania, a teacher and lawyer who moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas with his wife and child in 1834.

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Jacksonport, Arkansas

Jacksonport is a town in Jackson County, Arkansas, United States, along the White River at its confluence with the Black River.

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James Camp Tappan

James Camp Tappan (September 9, 1825 – March 19, 1906) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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James Fleming Fagan

James Fleming Fagan (March 1, 1828 – September 1, 1893) was a planter, public official, and a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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James M. McIntosh

James McQueen McIntosh (1828 – March 7, 1862) was a career American soldier who served as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

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James M. McPherson

James M. "Jim" McPherson (born October 11, 1936) is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University.

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Jefferson County, Arkansas

Jefferson County, Arkansas is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas in the area known as the Arkansas Delta, that extends west of the Mississippi River.

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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as the only President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865.

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Jenkins' Ferry Battleground State Park

Jenkins' Ferry Battleground State Park is the site of the American Civil War battle of Jenkins' Ferry, also known as the Engagement at Jenkins' Ferry, fought on Saturday, April 30, 1864, in present-day Grant County, Arkansas.

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John C. Breckinridge

John Cabell Breckinridge (January 16, 1821 – May 17, 1875) was an American lawyer, politician, and soldier.

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John E. Phelps

John Elisha Phelps (April 6, 1839 - September 17, 1921) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War.

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John H. Kelly

John Herbert Kelly (March 31, 1840 – September 4, 1864) was, at the time of his promotion, the youngest brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.

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John S. Phelps

John Smith Phelps (December 22, 1814November 20, 1886) was a politician, soldier during the American Civil War, and the 23rd Governor of Missouri.

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John Selden Roane

John Selden Roane (January 8, 1817 – April 7, 1867) was an American politician who served as the fourth Governor of Arkansas from 1849 to 1852.

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Joseph O. Shelby

Joseph Orville "Jo" Shelby (December 12, 1830 – February 13, 1897) was a Confederate cavalry general noted for his actions in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War.

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Lieutenant general

Lieutenant general, lieutenant-general and similar (abbrev Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries.

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List of Arkansas Civil War Confederate units

This is a list of Arkansas Civil War Confederate Units, or military units from the state of Arkansas which fought for the Confederacy in the American Civil War.

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List of Arkansas Civil War Union units

Like almost all Southern states during the American Civil War, Arkansas provided a number of units to fight for the Union organized from African-Americans and Northern sympathizers.

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List of C.S. states by date of admission to the Confederacy

A state of the Confederate States of America was one of the 13 constituent entities that shared its sovereignty with the Confederate government.

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List of Governors of Arkansas

The Governor of Arkansas is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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List of U.S. states by date of admission to the Union

A state of the United States is one of the 50 constituent entities that shares its sovereignty with the federal government.

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Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Louisiana State University Press

The Louisiana State University Press (LSU Press) is a university press that was founded in 1935.

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Lucius E. Polk

Lucius Eugene Polk (July 10, 1833 – December 1, 1892) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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Lucius M. Walker

Lucius Marshall "Marsh" Walker (October 18, 1829 – September 7, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War.

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M. Jeff Thompson

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Major general

Major general (abbreviated MG, Maj. Gen. and similar) is a military rank used in many countries.

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Major general (United States)

In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Air Force, major general is a two-star general-officer rank, with the pay grade of O-8.

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Marks' Mills Battleground State Park

Marks' Mills Battleground State Park is an Arkansas State Park located at the junction of Arkansas Highway 8 and Arkansas Highway 97, north of New Edinburg, Arkansas.

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Marshall, Texas

Marshall is a city in and the county seat of Harrison County in northeastern Texas in the United States.

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Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

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Mercer University Press

Mercer University Press, established in 1979, is a publisher that is part of Mercer University.

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Meridian, Mississippi

Meridian is the sixth largest city in the state of Mississippi, United States.

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Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.

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Missouri

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States.

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Missouri in the American Civil War

During the American Civil War, Missouri was a hotly contested border state populated by both Union and Confederate sympathizers.

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Monroe County, Arkansas

Monroe County is located in the Arkansas Delta in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Montgomery County, Arkansas

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery is the capital city of the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County.

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Native Americans in the United States

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.

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Nicholas Bartlett Pearce

Nicholas Bartlett Pearce (commonly known as N. Bart Pearce) (July 20, 1828 – March 8, 1894) was a brigadier general in the Arkansas State Troops during the American Civil War.

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North Carolina in the American Civil War

The state of North Carolina, though raising a significant number of troops in regiments for the Union, provided an important source of soldiers, supplies and war materiel to the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

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Old State House Museum (Little Rock, Arkansas)

The Old State House Museum, formerly called the Arkansas State House, is the oldest surviving capitol building west of the Mississippi River.

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Ozarks

The Ozarks, also referred to as the Ozark Mountains and Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic region in the U.S. states of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

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P. G. T. Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard (May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893) was an American military officer who was the first prominent general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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Patrick Cleburne

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne (March 17, 1828 – November 30, 1864) was an Irish and later American soldier, best known for his service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, where he rose to the rank of major general.

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Pea Ridge National Military Park

Pea Ridge National Military Park is a United States National Military Park located in northwest Arkansas near the Missouri border.

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Peace Conference of 1861

The Peace Conference of 1861 was a meeting of 131 leading American politicians in February 1861, at the Willard's Hotel in Washington, DC, on the eve of the American Civil War.

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Pelican Publishing Company

Pelican Publishing Company is a book publisher based in Gretna, a suburb of New Orleans.

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Poison Springs Battleground State Park

Poison Springs Battleground State Park is an Arkansas state park located southeast of Bluff City.

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Powell Clayton

Powell Clayton (born Powell Foulk Clayton; August 7, 1833August 25, 1914) was an American politician and diplomat who served as a United States Senator from Arkansas from 1871 to 1877 and United States Ambassador to Mexico from 1899 to 1905.

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Prairie County, Arkansas

Prairie County is located in the Central Arkansas region of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is an Arkansas state park located next to Prairie Grove.

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Preamble to the United States Constitution

The Preamble to the United States Constitution is a brief introductory statement of the Constitution's fundamental purposes and guiding principles.

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President Lincoln's 75,000 volunteers

On April 15, 1861, at the start of the American Civil War, the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, called for a 75,000-man militia to serve for three months following the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter.

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President of the Confederate States of America

The President of the Confederate States of America was the elected head of state and government of the Confederate States.

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Price's Raid

Price's Missouri Expedition, also known as Price's Raid, was a Confederate raid through the states of Missouri and Kansas in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War during the autumn of 1864.

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Reconstruction era

The Reconstruction era was the period from 1863 (the Presidential Proclamation of December 8, 1863) to 1877.

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Red River Campaign

The Red River Campaign or Red River Expedition comprised a series of battles fought along the Red River in Louisiana during the American Civil War from March 10 to May 22, 1864.

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Red River Valley

The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North; it is part of both Canada and the United States.

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Richard Taylor (general)

Richard Scott "Dick" Taylor (January 27, 1826 – April 12, 1879) was an American planter, politician, military historian, and Confederate general.

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Robert E. Lee

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army.

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Robert G. Shaver

Robert Glenn Shaver was an American lawyer, militia leader, and colonel in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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Robert Ward Johnson

Robert Ward Johnson (July 22, 1814 – July 26, 1879) was an American politician who served as a Confederate States Senator from Arkansas (1862–1865).

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Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.

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Rolla, Missouri

Rolla is a city in and the county seat of Phelps County, Missouri, United States.

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Saline County, Arkansas

Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Samuel Ryan Curtis

Samuel Ryan Curtis (February 3, 1805 – December 26, 1866) was an American military officer, and one of the first Republicans elected to Congress.

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Seal of Arkansas

The Arkansas State Seal was adopted in 1864 and modified to its present form on May 23, 1907.

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Searcy, Arkansas

Searcy is the largest city and county seat of White County, Arkansas, United States.

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Second Battle of Bull Run

The Second Battle of Bull Run or Battle of Second Manassas was fought August 28–30, 1862 in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the American Civil War.

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Seven Days Battles

The Seven Days Battles were a series of six major battles over the seven days from June 25 to July 1, 1862, near Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War.

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Shortage

In economics, a shortage or excess demand is a situation in which the demand for a product or service exceeds its supply in a market.

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Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 122nd-largest city in the United States.

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Siege of Port Hudson

The Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana (May 22 – July 9, 1863), was the final engagement in the Union campaign to recapture the Mississippi in the American Civil War.

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Siege of Vicksburg

The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.

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Skirmish at Ashley's Mills

The Skirmish at Ashley's Mill, sometimes called the Skirmish at Ferry Landing was an engagement that was fought between Union Army and Confederate States Army cavalry regiments in Arkansas on September 7, 1863 during the American Civil War.

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Skirmish at Terre Noire Creek

The Skirmish at Terre Noire Creek, sometimes called the Skirmish at Wolf Creek or Skirmish at Antoine, an engagement during the Camden Expedition of the American Civil War, was fought on April 2, 1864.

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Slave states and free states

In the history of the United States, a slave state was a U.S. state in which the practice of slavery was legal, and a free state was one in which slavery was prohibited or being legally phased out.

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Slavery in the United States

Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Solon Borland

Solon Borland (September 21, 1808 – January 1, 1864) was a newspaperman, soldier, diplomat, Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas and a Confederate officer during the American Civil War.

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South Carolina

South Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Southern Democratic Party

The Southern Democratic Party (Partito Democratico Meridionale, PDM) was a centrist political party in Italy based in Calabria.

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St. Francis County, Arkansas

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Tennessee in the American Civil War

To a large extent, the American Civil War was fought in cities and farms of Tennessee, as only Virginia saw more battles.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

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Theophilus H. Holmes

Theophilus Hunter Holmes (November 13, 1804 – June 21, 1880) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate Lieutenant General in the American Civil War.

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Thomas C. Hindman

Thomas C. Hindman (born Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Jr.; January 28, 1828 – September 27, 1868) was a lawyer, United States Representative from the 1st Congressional District of Arkansas, and Major-General in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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Thomas Fletcher (American politician, born 1817)

Thomas Fletcher (April 8, 1817 – February 26, 1880) was an American politician who served as Acting Governor of Arkansas from November 4 to 15, 1862, following the resignation of Henry M. Rector.

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Thomas James Churchill

Thomas James Churchill (March 10, 1824May 14, 1905) was an American politician who served as the 13th Governor of Arkansas from 1881 to 1883.

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Thomas Pleasant Dockery

Thomas Pleasant Dockery (December 18, 1833 – February 27, 1898) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal

The Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal, also known as the Main Building of the U.S. Arsenal at Little Rock, or Headquarters Building of the Little Rock Barracks, is the home of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.

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Trans-Mississippi Department

The Trans-Mississippi Department was a militarily administered subdivision of the Confederate States of America west of the Mississippi, comprising Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Indian Territory, and parts of Arizona and Louisiana.

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Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War

The Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War consists of the major military operations west of the Mississippi River.

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Union (American Civil War)

During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Union, also known as the North, referred to the United States of America and specifically to the national government of President Abraham Lincoln and the 20 free states, as well as 4 border and slave states (some with split governments and troops sent both north and south) that supported it.

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United Confederate Veterans

The United Confederate Veterans was an association formed in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 10, 1889, by veterans of the Confederate States Army and Navy.

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United Daughters of the Confederacy

The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is an American hereditary association of Southern women established in 1894 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Colored Troops

The United States Colored Troops (USCT) were regiments in the United States Army composed primarily of African-American (colored) soldiers, although members of other minority groups also served with the units.

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United States Constitution

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States.

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United States House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber.

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United States Military Academy

The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy or simply The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York, in Orange County.

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United States presidential election, 1860

The United States Presidential Election of 1860 was the nineteenth quadrennial presidential election to select the President and Vice President of the United States.

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University of Alabama Press

The University of Alabama Press is a university press founded in 1945 and is the scholarly publishing arm of the University of Alabama.

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University of Arkansas Press

The University of Arkansas Press is a scholarly press that is part of the University of Arkansas and the American Association of University Presses.

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University of Oklahoma Press

The University of Oklahoma Press (OU Press) is the publishing arm of the University of Oklahoma.

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Van Buren County, Arkansas

Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Vicksburg Campaign

The Vicksburg Campaign was a series of maneuvers and battles in the Western Theater of the American Civil War directed against Vicksburg, Mississippi, a fortress city that dominated the last Confederate-controlled section of the Mississippi River.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburg is the only city in, and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States.

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Virginia in the American Civil War

The Commonwealth of Virginia became a prominent part of the Confederate States of America when it joined the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

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Washington, Arkansas

Washington is a city in Ozan Township, Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States.

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West Plains, Missouri

West Plains is a city in Howell County, Missouri, United States.

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Western Theater of the American Civil War

The Western Theater of the American Civil War encompassed major military operations in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as Louisiana east of the Mississippi River.

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White County, Arkansas

White County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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William J. Hardee

William Joseph Hardee (October 12, 1815 – November 6, 1873) was a career U.S. Army officer, serving during the Second Seminole War and in the Mexican-American War, where he was captured and exchanged.

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William Lewis Cabell

William Lewis Cabell (January 1, 1827 – February 21, 1911) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and later served as Mayor of Dallas, Texas.

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William Meade Fishback

William Meade Fishback (November 5, 1831February 9, 1903) was the 17th Governor of Arkansas and U.S. Senator-Elect for Arkansas.

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Wittsburg, Arkansas

Wittsburg is an unincorporated community in Cross County, Arkansas, United States.

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2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles

The 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles (1861–1865) was a Confederate Army infantry regiment that served during the American Civil War.

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3d Arkansas Infantry Regiment (Confederate States)

The 3d Arkansas Infantry Regiment (also known as the "Third Arkansas"; May, 1861 – April 12, 1865) was a regiment of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, and the most celebrated unit from the state.

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3rd Arkansas Light Artillery

The 3rd Arkansas Light Artillery, also known as the Jackson Light Artillery (1861–1865), was a Confederate Army artillery battery during the American Civil War.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_in_the_American_Civil_War

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