We are well into the continuing commemorations the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Saturday, August 25, the Old State House Museum is hosting its annual seminar on the subject. Entitled “A Divided Arkansas,” the event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Doors open at 9 a.m. Admission is free but seating is limited so phone 501-324-8641 to pre-register.
Some distinguished speakers will be on hand to discuss how the conflict affected The Natural State. These include:
Dr. Carl Moneyhon, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
A House Divided: Political Dissent in Confederate Arkansas, 1862 – A summary of the political situation in Arkansas (within the national context) at that time
Dr. William Shea, University of Arkansas at Monticello
Fatal Ground: The War in Arkansas, 1862 – An overview of what happened in a year bookended by the battles at Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove
Dr. Daniel Sutherland, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
The ‘Real’ War Begins: The Origins of Guerrilla Warfare in Arkansas – The rise of guerrilla warfare in 1862 and theformation of the Union counter-guerrilla outfits
The Old State House Museum is located at 300 West Markham in downtown Little Rock.
Photos courtesy Old State House Museum