Creator

Date Original

1861

Description

This collection contains a list for the election of the LaGrue Township Home Guards, Prairie County, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

In accordance with an ordinance enacted by the Arkansas Secession Convention, requiring each county in the State to appoint home guards of minute-men for local defense, the Prairie County Court met at Brownsville on June 24, 1861, to organize a home guard organization for the county. Over the next few weeks, each of the ten townships in Prairie County organized home guard companies. Pleasant A. Thomason, of Prairie Township, was appointed colonel and commander-in-chief of the Prairie County Home Guard. William C. Hazen (Clear Lake Township), A. J. Thomas (Pigeon Roost Township), and Benjamin C. Totten (White River Township) were appointed as War Finance Commissioners, and authorized and directed to procure arms for the home guard companies. Officers of the individual companies were commissioned by election. Unlike most other counties in the State, the Prairie County Home Guard maintained its organization well into 1862, although its strength was severely depleted as individual home guards began joining regular Confederate regiments.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

LaGrue Township, Prairie County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.037.008

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Election of officers of Home Guards of LaGrue Township, Prairie County, Arkansas, SMC.037.008

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Election of officers of Home Guards of LaGrue Township, Prairie County, Arkansas, 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.

Disciplines

United States History

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