Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hopefield” in chapter 1.62, section c.1.62.78, page 306 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...int on the Arkansas shore, about fifteen miles below this, near Elmgrove Postoffice, and there disembark.
He will then proceed to destroy all the houses, farms and corn fields from that point up to Hopefield .
This is done to let the guerrillas, who attacked the Catahoula, feel that certain destruction awaits the country for firing on steamboats.
By order of Major-General Sherman. J. H. Hammond, As...
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