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2013 in The Natural State is full of special celebrations, events and anniversaries honoring major happenings in Arkansas. Read more about the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Arkansas Post, taking place Saturday, January 19, 2013 - Sunday, January 20.

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Battle of Arkansas Post 150th Anniversary

The Battle of Arkansas Post, part of the Vicksburg Campaign, took place from January 9-11, 1863. During the encounter, also referred to as the Battle of Fort Hindman, Federal troops were trying to stop Confederate harassment of Union shipping along the Arkansas River and possibly mounting an offensive attack against Little Rock, the Arkansas capital.

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