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1864 March 25


Letter to Governor Harris Flanagin from Reubin Reed in Arkadelphia about an arrest order for Peter E. Greene by Colonel Trader. Reed states that he has enclosed a copy of the arrest order and appears to be hesitant to carry it out. He asks the Governor what he should do. Reed was a captain in the 1st Battalion Arkansas State Troops, Trader's Battalion. Enclosed is a copy of the orders written by Col. William H. Trader.


[Page 1] Arkadelphia Arks March 25th, 1864
I herewith enclose to you a [illegible]
Order from Col Trader in regard to
Mr. Peter E. Greene of this place.
Some days ago the Col forwarded
a similar Order and the same time
there came to Lieut Ross, who had
sent up the report on the case a copy
of a letter from you in which it was
stated that the case of Greene be
referred to the Confederate authorities
& this was dated the same time
as the Order to me[.] I supposed the
opinion from you was received
after writing the Order to me[.] from
the letter enclosed I see the Col
still insist[sic] on my arresting Greene[.]
What am I to do Gov.?
Please to write to me immediately
by return courier[.] I will wait
Yours Very Respectfully
Reuben C. Reede
Cap Comdg Pickett
H Flanagin
Gov of the State
of Arks & Comdr in Chief
of State Forces [Page 2] Head Qr State Troops
March 22d 1864 copy
From what Mr. Tellmon(?) says
I presume the authority from these
Head Qrs have not come to hand in
which I send a copy of the paragraph
stating [illegible]
From reports forwarded to me I judge
it best that Peter E Greene of
Arkadelphia be arrested & sent
to Maj Peay Comdg Post at Washington
Cause it to be done immediately and
foward with him a statement of his
acts & refusing to take Confederate
money, and declaring himself
a Union man
Will H Trader
Col Comdg State Troops
copy " copy of original order

Physical Description

Letter, 2 pages, 5.75" x 10"


Civil War; Military; Military officers; Governors


Reubin Reed; Col. Will H. Trader

Geographical Area

Arkadelphia, Clark County (Ark.)




MS.000132, Item 961d


Kie Oldham collection, MS.000132


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, Reubin Reed to Governor Harris Flanagin, Kie Oldham collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Letter, Reubin Reed to Governor Harris Flanagin