Date Original



This collection contains three broadsides.

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection contains three broadsides from the Civil War era. It includes a circular published in Fort Smith, Arkansas, by Provost Marshal C.O. Judson alerting the citizenry that dogs would not be allowed to run loose on the streets of the city under penalty of killing the dog and requiring the owner to pay burial expenses. Provost Marshal C.O. Judson was with the 6th Kansas Cavalry, a Union regiment, stationed in Fort Smith. Another broadside in the collection is titled, "The Patriot's Duty: Douglas' Last Admonition to His Countrymen," written by Stephen Douglas on his death bed in Springfield, Illinois, to Virgil Hickox, Chairman of the State Democratic Committee, reaffirming his belief that secession was not the answer to the countries problems. "A Trip through Dixie," details the activities of Union troops under the command of Colonel Benjamin Grierson, from April 17 to May 2, 1863, during the Grierson Raid. This raid was a part of a bigger operation called the Vicksburg Campaign. This document describes the troop movements, prisoners taken, slaves freed, and trains destroyed during the month long invasion. Grierson was a music teacher in Jacksonville, Illinois, but at the start of the Civil War he volunteered for the Union Army. He became a Cavalry general and later organized and led the Buffalo Soldiers from 1866 to 1890.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Illinois





Resource Type



Civil War broadsides, SMC.004.002


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Civil War broadsides, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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