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1874 April 29
Western Union telegram sent from Governor Elisha Baxter, Little Rock, to Brigadier General H. King White, Pine Bluff on April 29, 1874 During the Brooks-Baxter War in Arkansas. Baxter endorses White’s actions in Pine Bluff while reiterating that martial law has not been declared.
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 8
Brooks-Baxter War telegrams, SMC.0002.0011
Brooks-Baxter War telegrams, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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