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Volunteerism in Arkansas

The holidays are often a time when many families have a greater sense of helping those in need.  But in Arkansas, we can boast that our citizens donate an enormous…

A Parole System Gone Bad

By Don Roth Not having the locations to detain or otherwise accommodate large numbers of captured troops early in the war, the U. S. and Confederate governments relied on the…

Blacks in the Medical Corp

By Don Roth The limited supply of white soldiers, together with the failure of adequate numbers of white women to enter hospital work, meant that Confederate hospitals needed the labor…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:   No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually. There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort,…

Pet Talk: Finding Nemo (The Perfect Home)

Though they may not be fun to play fetch with in the front yard, and they can’t curl up with you on the couch after a long day, a fish…

A Strategic Line

  By Don Roth   The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad was a very important part of the supply line to the Federal army at Little Rock. Lt. Gen. E.…

The Matron’s Role

By Don Roth Early in 1862 the Matron Act allowed the Confederate Medical Department to legitimize the role of women in medical facilities and defined the realm of male and…

Pet-Talk: Elective Surgery—Is it worth it?

As animal lovers, we always want what is best for our pets. From the most nutritious food to the very best in veterinary care, a lot goes into making our…

Storms Approaching – Will Your Landscape Survive?

Winter is the season for some of nature’s most severe weather. Storms in all shapes and forms create havoc throughout the country. One of the greatest dangers posed by storms…

Federal Pursuit Fails

By Don Roth   The news of the attack on the Pine Bluff garrison reached Little Rock on the night of October 25th. Maj. Gen. Steele sent orders to Lt…