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1874 May 11
Western Union telegram sent from Major General R.C. Newton and W.N. Portis, Little Rock, to Colonel T.C. Flournoy, Pine Bluff on May 11, 1874 during the Brooks-Baxter War in Arkansas. Newton and Portis inform Flournoy about the casualties from the day’s skirmishing and the fact that the legislature is in session.
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 42
Brooks-Baxter War telegrams, SMC.0002.0011
Brooks-Baxter War telegrams, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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