Tag Archives: Arkansas

boy martyr

On January 8, 1864 “Seventeen-year-old David O. Dodd is hanged as a Confederate spy in Little Rock, Arkansas.” David Owen Dodd was caught with sensitive documents on his trip from Union-occupied Little Rock back to his family in Camden, Arkansas. … Continue reading

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Hanging Professor

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch July 28, 1862: Guerrillas hung –General Fitch, late Senator from Indian[a], now leading a brigade at St. Charles, in Arkansas, has just hung two guerrillas, in pursuance of pledges to do so in case of … Continue reading

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“Coercive” Molasses Shipment?

From The New-York Times April 30, 1861: PIRACY ON THE MISSISSIPPI. CAIRO, Ill., Monday, April 29. The people of Helena, Ark., seized the steamer Mars and a Cincinnati packet on Friday, and took from her 400 barrels of molasses, a … Continue reading

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Cannonballs and Arkansas

60 Tons of “Coercion” vs. “No Submission” From The New-York Times April 9, 1861: CANNON BALLS SHIPPED TO NEW-YORK. BOSTON, Monday, April 8. Six car loads of twenty-four pound cannon balls, weighing 60 tons, left the United States Arsenal, at … Continue reading

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