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ect of arousing, not only the citizens of Helena and vicinity, but all the planting region which received the news, and the movement to take the arsenal was immediately set on foot. The Yell Rifles, of which that most distinguished officer, Patrick R. Cleburne, was a member, and a company of cavalry under Captain Gist, brother of Governor Gist of South Carolina, came overland, mounted and armed; the Phillips Guards, an infantry company commanded by Captain Otey, came by steamer up the Arkansas river. Several impromptu organizations came by steamer from Pine Bluff, and others by land on horseback. Soon there were several thousand men in Little Rock, assembled for the purpose of demanding the surrender of the arsenal and taking possession of the arms and munitions there stored. The inhabitants of the little city were in a state of most intense excitement. The arsenal was situated in a grove of twenty acres, and consisted of a large two-story brick building, with octagonal tower
Sir: Herewith you will receive the appointment of brigadier-general of provisional forces in the service of the Confederate States. Your command will embrace that portion of Arkansas lying west of the White and Black rivers, and north of the Arkansas river to the Missouri line. The general purpose of this assignment is to watch over and protect the country within the limits referred to. Besides the regiment from Arkansas under command of Colonel Hindman, recently ordered there, it is the purpowas transferred to the Trans-Mississippi department, where he commanded a brigade composed of Shaler's regiment, Shaver's Seventh regiment, Col. R. S. Dawson's Sixteenth regiment, and the regiment of Col. S. H. Grinsted, in the defense of the Arkansas river and Little Rock, September, 1863, and was under Major-General Churchill at the battles of Pleasant Hill and Jenkins' Ferry, in 1864. Maj. J. A. McNeely, by succession, became colonel of the Thirteenth, and R. A. Duncan, major, frequently comm
y his supplies, and defend the crossings of the Arkansas river to the last extremit. These were pregnant suJacksonport, moving to this place and valley of Arkansas river. He said he was holding four companies of Parsthem. Two gunboats were also sent up White and Arkansas rivers. . . . These facts will be sufficient, I thinkagainst him, and caused them to be run into the Arkansas river, where they proved valuable in transporting subht, they were compelled to fall back behind the Arkansas river. The Pin Indians rose in rebellion, and commit this place, 500; south of this place and along Arkansas river, and between that and Ouachita, about 2,000. . at all, it will be with the intention of making Arkansas river secure, and then pushing forward into Missouri.s in the neighborhood of Little Rock and on the Arkansas river. On the 20th, the new department commander div to erect fortifications at suitable points on the Arkansas and White rivers. Colonel Dawson's regiment, Lieut
Boston mountains as far west as that place, and the line of the Arkansas river thence westward. The country above, in northwestern Arkansas aher from Huntsville, to Ozark, on the north or east bank of the Arkansas river where he could not be attacked from the rear by the enemy marchg. The Post of Arkansas is situated upon a bluff bank of the Arkansas river, twenty miles from Napoleon on the Mississippi, above the navighe peculiar land feature known as Grand prairie, lying between the Arkansas and White rivers, and extending northward through the counties ofo the interior of Mississippi, they determined to return to the Arkansas river and attack Arkansas Post, garrisoned by 5,000 or 6,000 men. his fleet of seventy or eighty transports, was passing into the Arkansas river. It now became evident that his object was to attack the Arkan at the arsenal, and, hurried on transports, proceeded down the Arkansas river, but escaped the doom which might have been theirs also, by bei
e be fully told. While the Confederates in Tennessee were battling with Rosecrans, December 31, 1862, General Marmaduke was marching from Lewisburg, on the Arkansas river, with Shelby's brigade, MacDonald's and Porter's commands, for a raid into Missouri. Springfield was attacked, and the forts at Hartville and Hazlewood were talion, retiring to Cottonplant. February 2d, Maj. Caleb Dorsey, with his squadron of Confederate cavalry, was escorting the steamboat Julia Roane down the Arkansas river, when at White Oak, seven miles west of Ozark, he was attacked by a band of Arkansas Federals, under Captain Galloway. Dorsey, with his Confederates, chargeul plateau north of the Boston mountains, of which Fayetteville and Bentonville are the principal towns, prepared his little force in and around Ozark (on the Arkansas river below Van Buren), to make a dash against Fayetteville, 70 or 80 miles distant, where the enemy was in greater force. His contemplated movement was considered
ossible to subsist them on the line of the Arkansas river, they were ordered southward. The organal Steele ordered Cooper to advance to the Arkansas river and compel Blunt and Phillips to release t cavalry, in long columns, heading for the Arkansas river. Their numbers seemed greater as they werommander had forded 250 cavalry across the Arkansas river, crossing his 2,500 infantry in boats, andssumed command of all of Arkansas north of Arkansas river. His military force included the infantryd held in reserve on the south side of the Arkansas river, at Little Rock. Rifle-pits and redoubat of Cabell near Fort Smith, and that the Arkansas river above was exposed at all points, all point Ashley's mills, to Terry's ferry over the Arkansas river, 8 miles below Little Rock, thence along t were convenient but not necessary, as the Arkansas river was then very low. From Terry's ferry, besn forced to the Adamson plantation, on the Arkansas river, and cross by the ford at that place. I, [2 more...]
o the head of Limestone valley, which has an outlet to shallow fords of the Arkansas river, near the mouth of Piney. While he was ascending the bluffs of the Buffalorksville on the Arkansas, to learn that Shelby had made the crossing of the Arkansas river below there, and that Brooks had gone. He turned his course up the river tommand every street leading into the square. His rear was protected by the Arkansas river The Confederates, with about 2,000 men and 8 pieces of artillery, speedirtation to Monroe. General Marmaduke, who was to lead the advance to the Arkansas river, and had reached Camden, in his letter of the 28th to his adjutant-general, the new plan, which was for the cavalry to operate on the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. Therefore Marmaduke did not move except for forage. Shelby remained in Colonel Freeman near Batesville, and the pursuit of Colonel Witt across the Arkansas river below Clarksville, were also reported. Returning to Crooked creek and Roll
resulted in the battle of Poison Spring, under General Maxey. On April 19th, I found that General Price had not crossed any cavalry to the north side of the Arkansas river, as directed, and that the day previous the enemy had received from Pine Bluff a commissary train of 200 wagons, guarded by an escort of 50 cavalry. I immedntirely without forage and subsistence, I moved out toward the Ouachita, at the only point where anything of forage, etc., could be had, between Princeton and Arkansas river. Just before midnight, when 34 miles from Jenkins' ferry, I received a dispatch stating that the enemy was marching on Little Rock, and was within 8 miles ofto Shelby, General Price directed General Marmaduke, with his division of cavalry and artillery, to scout the west bank of the Mississippi, from the mouth of the Arkansas down to Louisiana. General Marmaduke, at the head of his brigade, Pratt's battery, and a detachment of Monroe's regiment from Cabell's brigade, entered Chicot c