Creator

Date Original

1862 February 25

Description

This order, issued by General N.B. Burrow at Fort Smith, Arkansas, instructs all men to report for military service and warns citizens that men who refuse to do so are untrustworthy, and may be Union sympathizers, deserters, or spies.

Biographical/Historical Note

During this time period of the war, Arkansas was on high alert. Springfield, Missouri, had recently been captured by the Union. Arkansan Confederates, fearing an invasion, sought to muster all possible men into military service, and alert the citizens to be on-guard against potential deserters and Union sympathizers.

Physical Description

Document, 12.5" x 8.0"

Subjects

Civil War; Arkansas; Spies; Confederate States of America

Contributor

Burrow, N. B.

Geographical Area

Fort Smith, Sebastian County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

Printed ephemera

Collection

Printed ephemera

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

To Arms! To Arms!, Printed ephemera, 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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