Title

State of Arkansas vs. M.Q. Townsend: Arthur C. Beatty statement, 1874

Creator

Date Original

1874

Description

This collection contains the sworn statement of Arthur C. Beatty in the case State of Arkansas vs. Miles Q. Townsend.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur C. Beatty was born in Tennessee around 1840. On June 14, 1861, he enlisted in the Rector Guards. He was captured by Union forces in 1862 and 1864. He was called as a witness in the State of Arkansas v. Miles Q. Townsend in 1874. Miles Q. Townsend had been charged on December 22, 1874, in the assault with the intent to kill James Sibbald in Little Rock. Sibbald, a prominent Brooks man, and Townsend, a Baxter man, were said to have been involved with the Brooks-Baxter War in Arkansas. The jury found Townsend not guilty of the intent to kill, but guilty of assault. He had to pay a ten-dollar fine and was released from custody.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.002.004

Resource Type

Text

Collection

State of Arkansas vs. M.Q. Townsend: Arthur C. Beatty statement, SMC.002.004

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

State of Arkansas vs. M. Q. Townsend: Arthur C. Beatty statement, 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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