Civil War Anniversary

Civil War Sesquicentennial Events:

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park - Arkansas Civil War Battles

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Reenactments of Arkansas Civil War Battles & More!

The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in Arkansas officially began in 2011. Special events, ranging from reenactments of Arkansas Civil War battles to symposia to special museum exhibits, are being held throughout The Natural State marking the momentous event. The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission was created to promote the statewide observance of the historic episode. In preparation, a special Web site was created to provide more in-depth information on the upcoming four-year commemoration.

Pea Ridge National Military Park - Arkansas Civil War Battles

Historic Washington State Park

Learn more about the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial and the special activities and functions being held throughout Arkansas for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. You’ll also find information on activities being held relating to the Civil War in Arkansas, specifics on regiments from Arkansas, photographs, a Civil War timeline, and a detailed map of battle sites throughout the state.

The Arkansas History Commission & State Archives has created a Civil War Manuscript Collections Guide to make it easier for patrons to do Civil War research.