Title

Evacuation of Little Rock report, 1863

Creator

Date Original

1863

Description

This collection contains Beall Hempstead's handwritten account of the evacuation of Little Rock, Arkansas, copied from Official Records of the War of the Rebellion.

Biographical/Historical Note

On September 10, 1863, Union forces commanded by Colonel Lewis Merrill and Colonel J.M. Glover, moved toward Little Rock, in what is known as the Engagement at Bayou Fourche. Colonel Archibald Dobbins and his Confederate troops were unable to stop the Union advance. The Union took control of Little Rock, forcing residents to flee. Union casualties were seventy-two, while Confederate casualties are unknown. The capital was moved to Washington, Hempstead County, until the end of the war.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.004.012

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Evacuation of Little Rock report, SMC.004.012

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Evacuation of Little Rock report, 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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