A Personal Connection to Arkansas Post… and the 29th Missouri

Maybe I should be more in tune with my personal connections to the Civil War. But as I mentioned with respect to my “bushwacker” ancestors, there are just little more than service records to fall back on. If they were the type to spend time recording their experiences, those were all lost with time (asContinue reading “A Personal Connection to Arkansas Post… and the 29th Missouri”

150 Years Ago: Who showed the white flag? Surrender at Arkansas Post

The simple act of putting a flotilla of warships and transports on the Arkansas river practically assured the Federals of victory at Arkansas Post.  Major General John McClernand’s Army of the Mississippi, with 33,000 men on some fifty transports supported by nine warships, vastly outnumbered the defenders at Fort Hindman.  Confederate Brigadier General Thomas J.Continue reading “150 Years Ago: Who showed the white flag? Surrender at Arkansas Post”

150 Years Ago: Army Parrotts or Navy Dahlgrens tearing open Fort Hindman?

(In series of posts, continuing here and over the next few days, I figure to examine selected details of the battle of Fort Hindman.  For a good overview of the battle, please see the The Battle of Arkansas Post on Civil War Trust’s website or the series of posts at Civil War Daily Gazette.) WithContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Army Parrotts or Navy Dahlgrens tearing open Fort Hindman?”