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Date Original

1862 January 20

Description

This True Democrat Bulletin reports skirmishing around Fort Henry and Fort Donelson and brisk market activity in Pine Bluff. In addition, the article states that ex-president John Tyler died on the 18th of January, two days before the paper's release. The flag on the capitol was lowered to half mast.

Biographical/Historical Note

During The Civil War, newspapers were some of the only sources of information on what was happening in the war. Newspapers like the Arkansas True Democrat would briefly describe the events and latest news from battlefields around the country. It would also tell which regiments were camped nearby the place of publication, publish proclamations, decrees, notable deaths, and ways the citizens could contribute to the war effort.

Physical Description

Document, 5.5" x 13"

Subjects

Civil War; Arkansas; Confederate States of America

Contributor

Arkansas True Democrat

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000238

Collection

Weaver-Field collection, MS.000238

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

True Democrat Bulletin, Weaver-Field 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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