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VIDEO: Finding Littleton C Duke

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REMINDER: Battle of Old Washington, Nov 2-3

For more information on this event: “Civil War Weekend,” at Historic Washington State Park in Washington. 9 am-5 pm. $10/adult. http://www.historicwashingtonstatepark.com

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NEW EVENT: Battle of Old Washington, Nov 2-3

WASHINGTON, Ark. — With the Civil War capture of Little Rock by Union forces in 1863, Arkansas’s state government relocated to the Southwest Arkansas town of Washington, where it used the 1836 Hempstead County Courthouse as its new capitol. Confederate troops encamped … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 30

Now came time for some real maneuvering. Reaching the staging area, our battalion was given the order: “By Battalion, into line…March!” Quickly all three of our companies went into company battle lines, then moved efficiently into a battalion line…three companies … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 28

The buildup of troops for Pickett’s Charge had begun. There must have been at least 1500 troops rapidly occupying the woods in our general area alone. To our south, even more were being mustered. About 1:00pm, a person portraying Gen. … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 27

We marched down from the battle to our camp site, doused the fire pits with water, and covered them up with the dirt we had originally removed. Then we marched about a mile to the tree line we were in … Continue reading

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Standing in Line

The 3rd Arkansas fought in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg near the base of Devil’s Den.  There, they combined with a Georgia Brigade to help push the Yanks back. The 3rd was on the left end of the line of the Texas … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 22

We raise the Rebel Yell again and begin moving forward. Somebody behind me shoots their musket, and I can feel the vibration and pressure go by my head. I decide to take a hit and I fall down. I don’t … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 19

We marched at the Route Step – which means we can carry our muskets any way we want to as long as we don’t hit a comrade inadvertently, and also we don’t have to keep cadence. Shuffling down the gravel … Continue reading

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A Field Promotion!

Wait ’til Captain Keenan hears about this!  Y’all can call me Colonel now. I was honored to speak to the Robert G. Shaver SCV Camp in Jonesboro this week.  There were 16 members present, and we had a lot of … Continue reading

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