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1874 April 30
Western Union telegram sent from Major General R.C. Newton, Little Rock, to Brigadier General H. King White, Pine Bluff on April 30, 1874 during the Brooks-Baxter War in Arkansas. Newton assures White that the Brooks forces are getting desperate and requests 100 more cavalry as quickly as possible.
The Brooks-Baxter War of April and May 1874 was an armed conflict following the gubernatorial race between Joseph Brooks and Elisha Baxter. Settlement of the election dispute in favor of Elisha Baxter ultimately ended Reconstruction and the reign of Republicans in the state of Arkansas.
Document, 5.5" x 8"
Brooks-Baxter War, Ark., 1874; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Arkansas
Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.)
SMC.0002.0011, Item 11
Brooks-Baxter War telegrams, SMC.0002.0011
Brooks-Baxter War telegrams, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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