Documenting Arkansas: The Civil War 1861-1865


This 138-page, full-color softcover book contains over two hundred documents from the collections of the Arkansas History Commission. The beautifully illustrated book uses primary source materials including diaries written by soldiers and citizens; letters to mothers, fathers, wives, sweethearts, brothers, and sisters; military orders; newspaper accounts; photographs; broadsides; and even party invitations to tell the story of the Civil War from an Arkansas perspective. The text summarizes developments in Arkansas during each month of the war, while the period documents tell the story of Arkansans’ daily lives during this unique period in our history.

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