Creator

Date Original

1864 May 6-November 29

Description

This collection consists of eleven telegrams from Frederick Steele, Little Rock, date range May 6, 1864-November 29, 1864; one letter by order of General Frederick Steele, from Captain John Lacey, Little Rock, to General Elias S. Dennis, Commanding, 19th Army Corps, DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, dated November 15, 1864; one xerox copy of photo of General Frederick Steele, date unknown.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frederick Steele (1819-1868) served as a major general in the Union Army during the Civil War. DeValls Bluff was incorporated on April 4, 1866, and is a city in Prairie County. It was occupied by Union forces during the Civil War and was a major outpost as low water on the Arkansas River made it difficult to reach Little Rock, which was under siege in 1863.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of eleven telegrams from Frederick Steele, Little Rock, date range May 6, 1864-November 29, 1864; one letter by order of General Frederick Steele, from Captain John Lacey, Little Rock, to General Elias S. Dennis, Commanding, 19th Army Corps, DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, dated November 15, 1864; one xerox copy of photo of General Frederick Steele, date unknown.

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); DeValls Bluff, Prairie County (Ark.); Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.086.029

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Frederick Steele papers, SMC.086.029

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Frederick Steele papers, 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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