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The Daily Dispatch: February 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], The surrender of the United States Arsenal at Little Rock. (search)
t., publishes in full the correspondence that passed between Gov. Rector, of that State, and Captain Totten, of the United States Army, prior to the surrender of the latter of the Little Rock Arsenal. correspondence for the surrender of the arsenal was opened by Governor Rector, who informed Captain Totten that he had received reliable information that a large force of citizens were then on the mahe effusion of blood and the destruction of property of the citizens and the Government. Capt. Totten, in reply to this demand, confesses that he feels himself in trying circumstances, but before which the Captain agreed to surrender the arsenal, a part of which reads thus: And the said Captain Totten protests that he has thus acted because in the presence of a greatly superior armed force, a The ladies of Little Rock, as an expression of their feelings of kindness and consideration for Captain Totten, presented that gallant and meritorious officer with a handsome and costly sword.