Call To Commemorate

A new, statewide initiative is encouraging Arkansans to take a closer look at the Civil War.
Members of the Little Rock-based Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission are asking communities throughout the state to begin planning on commemorative events for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Battle of Reed’s Bridge Reenactment Highlights Civil War Era Lifestyle and Battlefield Preservation Efforts

Booming cannons, cracks of gunfire and soldiers charging Jacksonville’s historic civil war battlefield will provide a realistic experience for visitors during the Battle of Reed’s Bridge Reenactment on September 11 and 12, 2010. The battlefield site, located on Highway 161 south, has undergone nearly two years of restoration work to make it look as it [...]

Jenkins Ferry, the site of a significant Civil War battle

Like many state waterways, the Saline River winds through several Arkansas counties. On the Saline in Grant County, just south of Sheridan is Jenkins Ferry State Park
It’s a small park, just a pavilion and a few picnic tables.
These days, kids enjoy the cool waters of the Saline for their summer entertainment. But 146 years ago, [...]

Civil War film has potential for greatness if it gets made

At the recent Little Rock Film Festival there were shorts produced by high school kids, budgetless documentaries, independently financed features and a special screening of the latest major motion from the Judd Apatow laugh factory, Get Him to the Greek. One of the reasons to go to a film festival is to sample the varieties [...]

Museum Tracing Steps Of Civil War Orphan

A local museum is honoring South Sebastian County’s role in the American Civil War.
For the next five years the Old Jail Museum in Greenwood will be sharing artifacts and stories of the families who lived through that era.
Sarah Ann Campbell was 6 years old when she was left an orphan during the Civil War. The [...]

Civil War celebration scheduled for June 26 at Prairie Grove Battlefield

Heritage Trail Partners will present “Bullets, Ballads, and Bandages: Civilians and Soldiers in the Civil War Ozarks,” an afternoon of activities at Prairie Grove Battlefield Historic State Park, Saturday, June 26, from noon to 3:30 p.m.
Independent researcher Steve Burgess will discuss the Battle of Cane Hill at noon. At 1:15 p.m., a concert of Civil [...]

Family of buried Arkansas Civil War veteran honors him with new tombstone

About a century and a half after Ephraim Alexander Hanna fought in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Hanna’s family honored him with a tombstone rededication Saturday afternoon in Rondo Cemetery.
It was during the Battle of Pea Ridge that Hanna, a soldier for the Arkansas 4th Regiment in the Civil War, turned 21 years old. He [...]

Civil War re-enactments near Melbourne slated for weekend

The Seventh Arkansas Volunteer Infantry is to bring to life the Battle of Lunenburg at 3 p.m. Saturday in a recreation of the 1864 battle in the same farm field south of Melbourne where it was fought. Led by their color guards, Confederate and Union re-enactors in authentic uniforms will take up positions as five [...]

Historic Park Clean Up Held This Saturday

This Saturday at Prairie Grove Battlefield Park you are asked to participate in the ‘”Great American Clean Up the Park Day.” Starting at 9 a.m., volunteers will spread out across the property to clean up trash, repair fences, and do other tasks that will help spruce up the park grounds after a harsh winter.
Park interpreter [...]

Historic Washington State Park host Park Day 2010

Historic Washington State Park host Park Day 2010
April 10, 2010
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Park Day
Contribute to the future by protecting our past. Join park staff and volunteers to work on special cleanup and preservation projects throughout Washington. Lend a hand and get a little reward for it. This national event is sponsored by the Civil [...]