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Doc. 40.-restoration of Arkansas. Proceedings of a public meeting in Helena, January 2, 1864. in pursuance of public notice, a large and enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of Phillips County was held at the Episcopal church, in the city of Helena, on the second instant, for the purpose of electing delegates to a convention to be held at Little Rock on the eighth instant, and also to take such steps as might be deemed advisable to restore the State of Arkansas to its former peace and prosperity in the Federal Union. Brigadier-General Buford, having been invited to attend and preside over its deliberations, appeared at twelve M, and called the meeting to order. General Buford, in stating the object of the assembly, spoke as follows: General Buford's speech. My Fellow-Citizens of the State of Arkansas: I have learned from your own words that the majority of your legal voters never authorized the act of secession, which has destroyed your civil rights and overwhel
e engagement was four killed and eight wounded--one mortally, two seriously, and five slightly. For particulars I refer you to Dr. Dunn, surgeon of my regiment. The officers and men of my regiment and battery deserve great credit for gallantry and courage displayed on that day. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, arch. S. Dobbins, Colonel, commanding Regiment Cavalry. Report of Colonel Newton. headquarters Newton's regiment Arkansas cavalry, camp at Gist's, Phillips county, Arkansas, July 8, 1863. Captain J. C. Alexander, A. A. G. Walker's Division, &c., in the Field: Captain: I have the honor, in obedience to your instructions of to-day, to submit the following report of the part taken by my regiment in the attack on Helena on the fourth instant: I reached Mrs. Moonley's and halted there about twelve o'clock P. M., on the third instant. About an hour before day on the morning of the fourth, in obedience to an order from the Brigadier-General commanding
hes, of Clarendon; Maj. J. S. Robinson, of Chicot county. The commanders of companies were: Capt. A. A. Adair, of Craighead county; Capt. E. McAllister, of Crittenden county; Capt. Henry Hillis, of Craighead county; Capt. John Clendenin, of Phillips county; Capt. W. W. Smith, of Monroe county; Capt. Thomas Westmoreland, of Poinsett county; Capt. J. H. Robinson, of Chicot county, and after his election as major, Captain Craycraft, of Chicot; Capt. Simon P. Hughes, of Monroe, and after his electing field officers elected: Col. O. P. Lyles, of Crittenden county; Lieut.-Col. A. A. Pennington, of Clark county; Maj. E. R. Black, of Monroe county; Adjt. C. W. Lewis, of Crittenden; Quartermaster McMurray, of Chicot; Commissary Norton, of Phillips county. The Twenty-third was engaged in the battles of Iuka and Corinth. It was united in a brigade with the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Eighteenth and Col. Batt. Jones' battalion, and sent to the defense of Port Hudson under Colonel Lyles, going thro
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General P. R. Cleburne. Dedication of a monument to his memory at Helena, Arkansas, May 10th, 1891. (search)
General P. R. Cleburne. Dedication of a monument to his memory at Helena, Arkansas, May 10th, 1891. oration by General George W. Gordon. May 10th, 1891, which was observed as decoration day at Helena, Arkansas, and also witnessed the dedication of the monument erected, to the memory of the gallant General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, by the devoted exertions of the patriotic ladies of the Phillips County Memorial Association. The reverential occasion convened numerous gallant veterans from a distance, including many from Memphis, Tennessee. At 2:10 o'clock P. M., the services were opened in the Opera House by General James C. Tappan, master of ceremonies. An impressive prayer was offered by Rev. C. H. Lockwood. Mrs. J. B. Pillow, then, in behalf of the Memorial Association, in a brief address extended a hearty welcome to the visitors. Miss Eva Coolidge then sang, with touching effect, the sacred solo Cavalry. After benediction by Rev. Mr. Lockwood, the procession formed
t., G Barry80June 11,St. Louis. W. C. N. Swift400Aug. 31,Spring field. W. C. N. Swift80Nov. 13,Spring field. State of Alabama1,000Sep. 27,Baton Rouge. State of Alabama2,500Nov. 14,Baton Rouge. State of Virginia5,000Nov. 6,Washington. Phillips co., Ark50Nov. 16,St. Louis. G. B. Lamar10,000Nov. 24,Watervliet. The arms were all flint-lock muskets, altered to percussion, and were all sold at $250 each, except those purchased by Captain G Barry and by the Phillips county volunteers, foPhillips county volunteers, for which $2 each were paid. A letter from a Civil Engineer at FortSumter: The following, says the Troy Whig, are extracts of a letter from Mr. Follins, a graduate of the Ransselaer Institute, but now in the employ of the "Independent Republic of South Carolina," as Civil Engineer. The letter was addressed to Mr. E P. Jones: Under present circumstances my time is taken up at Fort Moultrie, and I may before long be ordered off to erect batteries lower down on the coast, to repel an
Helena. --Helena is in Phillips county, Arkansas, on the west bank of the Mississippi river, and nearly opposite the famous Yazoo Pass. It is, perhaps, 75 miles below Memphis, about 100 miles above Napoleon, and is nearly 300 miles above Vicksburg — these distances all by way of the river.