The Arkansas State Archives' traveling exhibit, Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas, chronicles major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, in addition to the circumstances leading up to war. Images from Arkansas State Archives holdings, including original documents, photographs, maps, drawings, paintings, and artifacts illustrate the story of the Civil War in Arkansas. These primary source materials offer a first-hand look at the lives of Confederate and Union soldiers, government officials, and civilians in Arkansas during this tumultuous time.

This exhibit consists of 15 banner stands. The extended banner stands on display are each 87"H x 35"W x 10"D. The collapsed banner stands in their individual cases are each 37"L x 11"W x 4"D. A literature stand that attaches to the base of the first banner stand is also available for this exhibit.