Documenting Arkansas: The Civil War 1861-1865

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Documenting Arkansas: The Civil War 1861-1865

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This book reflects our belief that the complex story of Arkansas in wartime is best told as close to experientially as one can come at this remove. After Gettysburg, Lincoln famously observed that the nation had only begun "fourscore and seven years" before. As this book is printed, we stand sevenscore and nine years, or seven and a half generations, away from that day. That war does not still live in human memory. But it does still live in the scenes recorded and the documents created in the midst of wartime. Turning these pages transports one back to a bygone era and a society changed forever by something northerners did not experience -- loss of a wager hazarded on the iron dice of war.

ISBN

9780983557913

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Arkansas History Commission

City

Little Rock

Keywords

Arkansas, Civil War

Comments

Wendy Richter, Ph.D., State Historian

Julienne Crawford, Curator

Anna Pfeifler, Administrative Specialist

Documenting Arkansas: The Civil War 1861-1865

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