Date Original

1862 March 4


This collection contains one broadside, an announcement of performance by the Pine Bluff Histrionic Club for the benefit of Capt. Carroll's Volunteer Company during the U.S. Civil War, dated March 4, 1862.

Biographical/Historical Note

Histrionic clubs were organizations that performed theatrical performances. David Williamson Carroll (1816-1905) was a lawyer, judge and politician, who served in the Confederate Army and then the Confederate States Congress during the Civil War. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 11, 1816, Carroll was educated at St. Mary’s College in Baltimore. He first came to Arkansas at the age of twenty to work for a surveying company, then returned to Arkansas sometime in the early 1840s, settling in Little Rock. Carroll served as deputy clerk for the U.S. District Court in Little Rock and in the Arkansas House of Representatives. By 1860, Carroll had relocated to Pine Bluff to serve as prosecuting attorney for the district covering southeastern Arkansas, a position he later resigned from due to the Civil War. In the spring of 1862, Carroll organized a group of Confederate volunteers, who soon joined the 18th Arkansas Infantry. Carroll was stationed at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, and then at Corinth, Mississippi, where he contracted yellow fever and left the military in August 1862, returning to Pine Bluff. Carrol represented Arkansas in the Second Confederate Congress in 1865. After the Civil War, he served a state court judge from 1866 to 1868 and a state chancery circuit judge from 1878 to 1890. He died in Little Rock in 1905.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Pine Bluff Histrionic Club announcement, SMC.BS.004


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Pine Bluff Histrionic Club announcement, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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