— there was tremendous cheering.
The negative vote was given by Isaac Murphy, who was the Union governor of Arkansas in 1864.
Meanwhile the State authorities had seized the national property in the State.
During almost the whole period of the war, National or Confederate troops occupied the State; and one of the most hotly contested battles of the war was fought on its soil (see Pea Ridge). On Oct. 30, 1863, a meeting of loyal citizens, representing about twenty counties, was held at Fort Smith, to take measures for reorganizing the State government.
In January following, a convention, composed of representatives of
State seal of Arkansas. forty-two counties, assembled at Little Rock, and framed a loyal constitution, which was ratified by the people in March, 1864.
Members of the legislature were elected, and in April a State government was organized.
In 1867 military rule was established in Arkansas, which, with Mississippi, constituted a military district.
A new constitut
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Salisbury, N. C.9412,032
Wilmington, N. C 7101,398
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Florence, S C.1992,799
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Corinth, Miss 1,7893,927
Baton Rouge, La2,469495
Chalmette, La 6,8375,674
Port Hudson, La5963,223
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San Antonio, Tex324167
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Fort Smith, Ark 7111,152
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Fort Donelson, Tenn158511
Memphis, Tenn 5,1608,817
Nashville, Tenn 11,8254,701
Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.. 1,2292,361
Stone River, Tenn3,8212,324
Camp Nelson, Ky2,4771,165
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Lebanon, Ky 591277
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Sturgis, Samuel Davis 1822-1889
Military officer; born in Shippensburg, Pa., June 11, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1846, entering the dragoons.
His first service was in the war with Mexico, in which he was active.
Before the battle of Buena Vista he was made prisoner, but was soon exchanged.
For his energy in warfare with the Indians he was promoted to captain in 1855, and was in command of Fort Smith, Ark., until 1861, when all his officers resigned and joined the Confederates.
He took an active and important part in the military service during the entire period of the Civil War—first with General Lyon in Missouri; then in command of the fortifications around Washington; in operations in Kentucky; as chief of cavalry in the Department of the Ohio; and in conflicts in Tennessee and Mississippi.
He was commissioned a brigadiergeneral of volunteers in August, 1861, and was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general, United States army, in March,
Samuel Davis Sturgis.