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VIDEO: Dooley’s Ferry

Dooley’s Ferry in Southwest Arkansas is the site where Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston crossed the Red River into Texas to defend the Alamo.  The Red River Campaign of 1864 – fought in the same area – was … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Historic Old Washington

Old Washington, AR is the temporary capital of Arkansas during the Civil War (1863 – 1865).  Although Washington, AR only has a few hundred people today, the population during the 19th Century approached 5000.  Southwest Arkansas was the scene of … Continue reading

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Camden Expedition: April 5, 1864

ELKIN’S FERRY, Ark.  After the fight at Elkin’s Ferry, Union Commander Steele got word that Thayer’s Frontier Division would join him in a few days. Thayer had been delayed due to the muddy conditions of the roads from Ft. Smith, … Continue reading

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