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1874 May 09
Western Union telegram sent from Major General R.C. Newton, Little Rock, to Colonel T.C. Flournoy, Pine Bluff on May 9, 1874 during the Brooks-Baxter War in Arkansas. Newton warns Flournoy to tell general White that an assassin may be coming down from Little Rock to kill him. He also expresses confidence that White’s troops will enable the Baxter forces to quickly capture the State House and win the war.
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, 2 pages, 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 34
Brooks-Baxter War telegrams, SMC.0002.0011
Brooks-Baxter War telegrams, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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