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Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 62 Collections and/or Records:

Arkansas Educational Television Network. "Battle of Prairie Grove"

Identifier: MS Ar4eb AETN 405
Scope and Content Note

Thirty-minute color videotape, produced by AETN on site at Prairie Grove, Arkansas Battlefield Park on October 25-26, 1980 during re-enactment of December 7, 1862 battle, and broadcast December 7, 1980.

Dates: 1980

Arkansas Quartermaster General Circular

Identifier: MS Ar4 7.1
Scope and Content Note

Circular issued by the Arkansas Quartermaster General, "To the committee heretofore appointed by the Military Board, to purchase clothing for Arkansas volunteers." [Little Rock, 1861]. 1 broadside, 24 cm. Includes regulations governing the purchase and distribution of clothing for Confederate soldiers.

Dates: 1861

William F. Avera Memoirs

Identifier: MC 1685
Scope and Content Note

The collection includes typescript memoirs of William F. Avera and E.H. Cathey, Jr.

Dates: 1904-1983

Joseph M. Bailey Memoir

Identifier: MC 548
Scope and Content Note

Typewritten autobiographical essay, "Story of a Confederate Soldier, 1861-1865," by First Lieutenant Joseph M. Bailey, Company D, Sixteenth Arkansas Infantry.

Positive photocopy of original owned by Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Dates: 1861-1865

Conaly Bedell "The Terror in Fayetteville" Typescript

Identifier: MS B39
Scope and Content Note

Original typescript of Conaly Bedell's, "The Terror in Fayetteville," a history of the Civil War and its impacts on Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Dates: 1966

Benton County Court Records

Identifier: MC 1577
Scope and Content Note

Positive photocopies of original documents held by the Benton County Archives. Court records showing a call for local Justice of the Peace officers to ratify secession in 1861 and to allocate money to support a home guard unit. 7 legal-size sheets.

Dates: 1861-1869

Berry, Dickinson, Peel Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1372
Scope and Content Note The materials in this collection are primarily items collected by Ruth Dickinson Berry (1880-1973) and her daughter, Mary Berry Preston (1914-1997). The materials in the Berry, Dickinson, Peel Family Papers (1833-1977) are a diverse accumulation of records which include family correspondence; political, legal, and financial documents; school records; scrapbooks, albums, and notebooks; greeting cards; clipping files; notes for newspaper articles; records of institutions, clubs,...
Dates: 1830-1977; Majority of material found within 1890-1960

James Russell Berry Memoir

Identifier: MS B459
Scope and Content Note

"Facts and Reminiscences, Recorded by Hon. James R. Berry" September 20, 1906; an autobiographical account by former Arkansas school teacher, lawyer, Madison County clerk, state legislator and Auditor of State (1868-1872) who was Governor Isaac Murphy's son-in-law and, for two years, his private secretary. Included is material pertaining to the history and genealogy of the Berry and related families.

Dates: 1906

Amanda Malvina Fitzallen McClellan Braly Family Papers Supplement

Identifier: MS B72 Sup. 391A
Scope and Content Note

Two handwritten and signed letters from William Carrick Braly (1841-1920) to his mother, Amanda Malvina Fitzallen McClellan Braly, of Cane Hill, AR: October 3, 1863. Arkadelphia, AR. 4 pages on 1 L. folded; Apr. 5, 1865. Blossom Prairie, Lamar County, Tex. 4 pages on 1 L. folded.

Dates: 1863-1865

Joseph K. Brantley Memorandum Book

Identifier: MC 978
Scope and Content Note

Memorandum book, kept by Sergeant Joseph K. Brantley, Zimmerman's Battery, Arkansas Light Artillery, (7th Arkansas Field Battery), containing a roster of non-commissioned officers and enlisted men; a list of shoes issued to the unit on May 12, 1865; and what appear to be sales transactions recorded in February, 1860.

Dates: 1860-1865

Mary Virginia Vincenheller Byroade Papers

Identifier: MC 634
Scope and Content Note

The Byroade collection is arranged in four series and consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, slave bills of sale, Civil War papers, wedding and funeral memorabilia, school records, photographs, and business, financial, legal, and political papers.

Dates: 1830-1949

Camden, Arkansas, Civil War Record Book

Identifier: MC 1375
Scope and Content Note Ledger book contains material copied ca. 1920 from various Confederate sources pertaining to Civil War events in and around Camden, Arkansas, including obituaries, biographical sketches, speeches, cemetery lists, and social notes. Some entries describe battles at Jenkins Ferry, Prairie Grove, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Vicksburg. Loose leaves and fragments are laid in. Some passages are "copied from Mrs. J. N. Bragg's Scrap Book," from the "Bugle Call," and from correspondence of...
Dates: ca. 1920

William Harper Cardwell Papers

Identifier: MS C18
Scope and Content Note

Land grants, correspondence and other material pertaining to William H. Cardwell's acquisition of lands northwest of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1849-1860; to the war experiences of his son, Thomas A. Cardwell, on duty in Mississippi as a private in Co. E, 1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry, Confederate States Army, 1861-1863; and to the granting of post-war amnesty to his son, Adison F. Cardwell of Washington County, Arkansas, 1866.

Dates: 1854-1866

Confederate States Army. Trans-Mississippi Department. Arkansas. Military Orders

Identifier: MS C84
Scope and Content Note

Special Orders, issued by 1st Corps Commander Thomas Carmichael Hindman at Fort Smith, Arkansas December 3, 1862, and at Van Buren, Arkansas December 21 and 24, 1862, and by Department Commander Theophilus Hunter Holmes at Little Rock, Arkansas December 20, 1862. Orders, pertaining to matters of military transport and the provisioning of troops in western Arkansas and the Indian Territory, relate to Charles B. Johnson, Thomas Lanigan, Robert Crittenden Newton, and Albert Pike.

Dates: 1862

Drury Connally Letters

Identifier: MC 1661
Scope and Content Note The collection consist of letters written by Drury Connally to his wife, Ann Kilgore Connally in Sulphur Springs. These letters pertain to his activities as a member of Johnson's Texas Spy Company in Arkansas and Tennessee, particularly his campaign around east Arkansas and Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Tennessee, guerilla warfare, civilian...
Dates: 1862-1863

Core Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1380
Scope and Content Note The collection includes personal materials of the members of the extended Core family, including both Mr. and Mrs. Core's parents and grandparents, as well as their children and Mrs. Core's siblings. These range from diaries, scrapbooks, and correspondence to financial and medical records. The collection also contains materials gathered by Dorothy Core in her historical and genealogical research. They address four distinct areas of history--colonial Arkansas, Arkansas County after...
Dates: 1723-1996

M. S. Crowell Letters

Identifier: MS L34 1864 1865
Scope and Content Note

Typewritten transcripts of letters dated Office of Commissary of Subsistence, at Fayetteville, Arkansas August 19, 1864 and at Fort Smith, Arkansas December 26, 1865. Addressed to William H. Houlton, Co. E, 8th Minnesota Volunteers, the letters relate to Crowell's war experiences in Arkansas.

Dates: 1864; 1865

Josephine B. Crump Papers

Identifier: MC 845
Scope and Content Note The personal reminiscences include Josephine B. Crump's accounts of her Civil War years, which include incomplete remembrances of a battle and Joe Wright Crump's unfinished story of a Mr. Fancher's successful escape from Union troops near Harrison; accounts of her experiences during World War I; and accounts of daily life in Harrison. Also in this collection are two short stories, one sheet of correspondence, a poem from Lamar Fontaine, and photocopies of materials related to the Crump and...
Dates: circa 1894-1990

Susan Bricelin Fletcher Reminiscence

Identifier: MS F637
Scope and Content Note

Undated account, typewritten, of the personal experiences of Mrs. Henry Lewis Fletcher while resident on an enslaved labor plantation west of Little Rock, Arkansas during the Civil War, and in Little Rock during the years immediately following.

Dates: circa 1908

Fordyce Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1311
Scope and Content Note The collection includes business records of the Fordyce Bath House (1913-1985), clippings about various family members and their activities, correspondence, journals, and much genealogical material. Some of the items pertain to families linked to the Fordyce family by marriage. Of particular note are a Civil War diary (1862-1865) kept by Mary Jane (Mrs. W. D.) Chadick, mother- in-law of Samuel Wesley Fordyce; a typescript of an overland journey diary (1853-1854) kept by David Sloan Stanley,...
Dates: circa 1400-1992

Nancy Gillespie Papers

Identifier: MC 1301
Scope and Content Note Handwritten petition, signed by Nancy Gillespie, asking for leave for her brother-in-law, John M. Gillespie, Third Arkansas Infantry (Consolidated), due to her material distress following the death of her husband Flemming in 1863. Also included is an attached furlough for John signed by Confederate headquarters staff at Lewisville, Arkansas; a separate statement on John Gillespie's character by Captain John H. Wofford of the Third Arkansas; a period photo/sketch of Flemming Gillespie in...
Dates: 1865

Gray Family Materials

Identifier: MC 1618
Scope and Content Note The collection includes three volumes created by Virginia between 1863 and 1872 while she lived in Princeton and Little Rock, Arkansas. The first volume, her diary, elucidates her experience living in Princeton from 1863 to 1866. The second dates to around 1863 and features her artwork, including pencil sketches, small paintings of flowers, as well as photographs of family and friends. The third tells the story of her son, Carl, which is entitled, "The Diverting History of Little Tarley...
Dates: 1863-2006

Haney Family Papers

Identifier: MC 860
Scope and Content Note

The Haney family papers have been arranged chronologically in four series: correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, and miscellaneous papers, which include drawings of Samuel and Margaret Haney, the Haney homestead, and a courting poem, circa 1850s.

Dates: 1825-1980s

John Davis Hardgrave Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1318
Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a manuscript notebook, dated February 9, 1825-February 26, 1826; a land certificate of title to Hardgrave, July 10, 1844; a letter from Skelton Demass to Hardgrave, December 5, 1851; a commission for William B. Smedley in Arkansas State Militia, January 28, 1862; and a land certificate of title to Kerney L. Harman, May 9, 1885.

Dates: 1825-1885

John D. Henry Letters

 Collection — Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 3: Series 2; Series 2 [Barcode: 35129217141486]
Identifier: MC 49
Scope and Content Note Five of the six letters in this collection are addressed to P.G. or Martha P. Henry, John's father and mother living in Locust Cottage. Two letters from John describe his living arrangements and financial difficulties in Fayetteville. Another letter, from O.C. Gray of Fayetteville, describes John's final illness. The last two letters are from relatives living or visiting Fayetteville and describe John's death and his burial site at Evergreen Cemetery. The earliest letter in the...
Dates: 1861-1881