Creator

Date Original

1862 August 24

Description

This collection contains one broadside, a special order from Sutton F. Cottrell, Provost Marshal, Van Buren, to "collect all the spare blankets, and all carpets, whether in use or not, for the use of the Brigade" during the U.S. Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

A Provost Marshal was responsible for maintaining order and other police functions within a military group. It seems that Sutton F. Cottrell was the sheriff, assessor, and tax collector for Crawford County, Arkansas in 1857 before becoming Provost Marshal during the U.S. Civil War. Van Buren is a town within Crawford County.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Van Buren, Crawford County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.BS.006

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Sutton F. Cottrell Special Order, SMC.BS.006

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Sutton F. Cottrell Special Order, 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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