Creator

Date Original

1841-1906

Description

This collection contains papers pertaining to Calvin Comins Bliss' business, personal and familial concerns, military service, publication of The Unconditional Union, and Reconstruction in Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Calvin Comins Bliss (1823-1891) was a farmer and businessman who lived in Helena, Arkansas, from about 1853 until the arrival of United States troops during the Civil War in August 1862. In September, he was commissioned in the Arkansas Infantry Volunteers. He was mustered out January 1863. He edited the Republican paper, The Unconditional Union, in Little Rock during 1864 and 1865. In 1864, he became lieutenant governor of Arkansas. After the war, he acquired considerable property throughout the state. Bliss is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Helena, Phillips County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000029

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Calvin Comins Bliss papers, MS.000029

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Calvin Comins Bliss 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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