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Date Original

1861 July 02

Description

Military order from General Ben McCulloch posting pickets on the road from Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Springfield, Missouri, to watch for Union troops.

Transcription

Camp Walker
July 2d 1861
The troops from Fayetteville on
the road to Springfield, will keep
pickets or spies on the road in
the direction of Springfield so as to
prevent the approach of the enemy
towards either Bentonville or Fayetteville
within their knowledge. in the event
of their (the enemy) advancing in force, you
will amediately[sic] send a runner to this
camp & at the same time fall back
& obstruct the road by [illegible] [illegible]
Keep me informed of all that occurs
of interest in your direction
Ben McCulloch
Brig Genl
This order was ready soon after Gen McCulloch takes command.
I was in command of about 100 cavalry, & was accepted
as a spye, on [illegible], taken the advance
on Springfield AVR

Physical Description

Document, 8.25" x 10.25"

Subjects

Civil War; Military; Military Officers; Generals; Pickets

Contributor

General Ben McCulloch

Geographical Area

Fayettevill, Washington County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.00014.017

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Military order, General Ben McCulloch, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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